• How to Plan the Best Family Reunion Vacation for 2018

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    Family reunions are the perfect way to catch up with those members you don't get to see very often.

    All families deserve this time to bond and spend quality time together. These reunions also take a lot of work to plan and execute.

    With the right steps, you can ensure you have a successful family reunion everyone will enjoy. Let's get you planning.

    Start With a Rough Plan

    The first thing you need to do when planning a family reunion is come up with an initial plan.

    Put down on paper which family members are interested in attending. List the ages of all the family members in attendance.

    List a few possible dates for the reunion that can accommodate people's work and school schedules.

    Before doing any major planning, some suggest sending out a questionnaire to find out people's preferences.

    Location, Location, Location

    This decisionis one of the most important steps. You have a lot to consider before choosing the location of your reunion. Do most of your family members live in the same state or are they spread across multiple states or countries?

    Do people want to go somewhere within driving distance or a destination that will require flying?

    For example, if there are many young family members the options are National Parks, cruises, and beach destinations.

    If the family reunion vacation has a majority of grownups, you can choose a nice resort near a vineyard or an island resort.

    Appoint Key Planners

    Every family has a born leader who always plans such events. However, for a large-scale event, one person can't do it alone.

    Dividing the tasks among those who volunteer will make the whole experience more manageable.

    Pick someone who can be in charge of:

    • Entertainment and activities
    • Food
    • Accommodations
    • Transportation
    • Photos
    • Music (if applicable)
    • Budget

    All the key planners should remain in communication to update the others their progress with their specific area.

    Set A Budget

    Nothing can spoil a reunion like not setting a budget and sticking to it.

    Forthis event to be successful, you must take into consideration everyone's finances.

    No matter what you do, always try to keep the costs low and cut corners wherever you can. It's a good idea to contact an agent to get the best travel package.

    Give each family plenty of time to come up with the money if you're asking every member to pitch in a set amount.

    Plan Activities for Everyone

    It might be difficult to find activities people who are 10 and 45 will both enjoy. Like we said, it depends on who the majority is and then you can gear activities and events accordingly.

    Make sure you know your audience. For example, a beach destination is enjoyable at any age. If you're not heading to the beach, then does the destination have enough activities for everyone to enjoy:

    • Shopping
    • Gambling
    • Swimming
    • Go-cart racing
    • Biking
    • Sightseeing

    Do lots of research to ensure you can accommodate everyone. The point is to make it enjoyable for all the members of the family, not just accommodate a few.

    Ready for Your Family Reunion?

    We hope this guide has inspired you to get started so you can make your 2018 reunion unforgettable.

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