It’s no secret that I waited to travel with my boys until they were old enough to… well, you know…. not annoy the heck out of me.
I mean, did I really want to tote diapers, formula (or worse, my breast pump), toys, trinkets and who knows what else along? What kind of vacation is that? So, I waited until the boys were 2 and 4… young enough to be confined to a stroller, and old enough that I didn’t freak out over the details.
However, we are a family of four… and vacations are tailor made for families of four. So really, I sound a bit silly complaining, don’t I? While I worried about losing the odd sippy cup, families of five or six are often faced with hundreds in extra charges to accommodate a third or fourth child.
Think about it: most hotels and resorts allow a maximum of two adults and two kids per room. Car rentals are most affordable in the mid-size range, which of course, transports a family of four comfortably. Restaurants seat parties of four (or less) more quickly than they seat larger groups. Even “family combos” at theme parks are targeted towards the happy foursome.
So what do you do if you’re a larger family? How can family travel be made easier?
Introducing tripcentral.ca – the smarter way to plan travel.
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Yes, it really is that easy! Simply visit tripcentral.ca and select your departure city and family size. You’ll then be shown a Package Grid of all available options, including the ability to prioritize your criteria (duration, meal plan, star rating, etc). Narrow down your date of travel, hotel and room – et voila! The perfect vacation that celebrates your family of five or six.
So where are Canadian families travelling this spring? Well, after a long, cold winter, it’s no surprise that most of us want to visit a sunny destination. I guess summer can’t come fast enough! Tripcentral.ca polled 1,000 Canadians with the help of marketing research firm, IPSOS Reid, to uncover where you’re going, who you’re going with and what you’re doing. Check out all the results here!
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