To those of you who follow FFS regularly, you know that my family recently went on vacation for two weeks in southern England. This whole vacation was a great learning experience for us. Over the next few weeks I am going to write a simple series for planning and implementing a large vacation overseas. While some of the tips may be focused on England, many will be general traveling tips.
1. What MUST you do to make the trip worthwhile? Have everyone going on your trip answer this question before you begin planning. The answers you hear might surprise you. When I asked the family this question, their answers included Stonehenge and Big Ben. I hadn’t thought that explicitly, so this information was good for me to know. I could make those excursions happen. This question also narrows down sight seeing options when there are TONS of things to see and do. I found myself so overwhelmed with what I wanted to do, and I knew we didn’t have the time. So the answers from my family helped quite a bit. Continue reading