Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Traveling with Kids

Making Your Vacation Property Home Away From Home

0
Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article

a68effdfffa8101ca798af698af6a12e082eaa9c.jpeg

If you're trying to create some memories with your family, owning a vacation home is one of the best investments that you can imagine.

Going on vacation is one thing, but having somewhere you can drop in on year-round is the best case scenario. Additionally, this is a property that you can use to secure your family's financial freedom with an ongoing vacation rental or Airbnb.

To learn more about making the most of having a vacation property for your family, use the following strategies.

Find a Vacation Property That is Great For the Whole Family

Your first step to achieving this dream is making sure that you choose the best possible vacation property.

Start by assessing what areas your family likes to travel, so you can begin scoping out properties in that area. By getting a piece of property in a place that your family enjoys visiting, it'll become a tradition that you can build each and every year.

Make sure that you start touching base with realtors and gather the money for a substantial down payment on the property. When you're searching for one, bring the kids on the visit and make a game and a trip out of this.

This way, you can get a feel for which vacation home is a great fit and can act accordingly.

Always Make Sure That It's Clean, Orderly and Organized For Your Trips

Once you land a vacation property, it's important that you have it set up and ready to go whenever you're planning a visit.

The last thing you would want to do is have to endure hours of travel, only to go through a series of cleaning and trash disposal just to get your vacation started. One of the best things you can do is call up a cleaning professional that can tackle it in advance.

This service can cost you between $60 and $400, depending on the level of cleaning required.

It'll be money well spent since you're able to get your vacation on the road.

Handle Your Travel Logistics

Finally, be sure that you hash out your logistics so you take the stress out of travel.

Buy a nice set of luggage for you and your kids so that you can pack the car and get off and running with no issues. By having a vacation home, you and your family will be more accustomed to traveling together, which will also make it less stressful.

Having access to this level of travel on an ongoing basis also makes your kids more well-rounded and able to adapt.

So if you'd like to make travel a regular thing for your kids, consider these tips to make the most out of a vacation home.

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.