Let me begin by saying this: I travel with the most awesome three people I could imagine. Way back (1998!) when I was dating Jason and we went on our first trip together to Disneyland – a little road trip – I knew I’d found not only a great boyfriend but an amazing travel companion too. In the twenty years since that first trip we’ve gone on countless adventures all over the country, in the last 13 years with our children too. Our next stop? Europe!
One of the problems that I see plague travelers is vacation expectations. From finding places too crowded to lines too long or thinking they can walk 10 miles a day every day despite no prior training – well it is easy to get excited, envision things one way, and find yourself disappointed in reality. As the family trip planner and fixer – today I want to share my tips, suggestions, and ways that I manage my traveling party as well as making sure we optimize our vacations.