Last Minute March Break Travel Tips from Expedia.ca

Last Minute March Break Survival Tips For Families

Parents without a March Break plan face the possibility of spending their own hard-earned holidays ensuring the family isn’t bored – or worse – testing each other’s patience for an entire week. 

If March Break is suddenly only a few weeks away, booking a last-minute getaway so the whole family can unwind isn’t as impossible as it may sound.  The perfect destination can still be found for all types of families and budgets. From getting the best possible deal to ensuring the family enjoys their holiday, Expedia.ca offers these last minute March Break travel tips.

Last minute vacations aren’t just for travellers without children. 

Families willing to do some research can find last minute deals even in time for March Break.  Check out limited-time sales like Expedia.ca’s A Sudden Amazing Price (ASAP) deals, which offer amazing rates on select destinations for 24-hour booking windows or Last Minute Deals which are updated frequently and provide savings on last minute trips worldwide.  Would-be travellers can also take the legwork out of planning a trip by signing up to receive deals directly to their inbox. 

Use savvy booking strategies to save money

Since travelling with the whole clan can get pricey – vacationers need to start saving even before going on holiday. Easily save up to $300 before you even leave by bundling flight and hotel together or consider a pre-packaged vacation that includes meals, which limits the need to spend more money while on holiday. 

They say there may be no such thing as a free lunch, but many hotels offer free perks such as free breakfasts, tours and other activities when you book.  Hotels often offer these types of ‘extras’ when you book through travel partners like Expedia.ca so be sure to keep an eye out for added perks and benefits that can help you save.

Plan ahead to avoid “kid boredom”!

From destination activities like theme parks, water parks and museums for the kids to shopping, tours and golf outings for the parents, Expedia.ca offers some great activity options to ensure a memorable and lively holiday.  For families who prefer to stay on a resort than venture off property, a hotel with an indoor pool or games room could help offset a rainy day when the kids are forced to stay indoors.

Smartly pack the big stuff

If you’re travelling with kids, there’s no way you’re travelling light.  Be sure to divide your belongings equally amongst your luggage to make sure no one bag exceeds the weight restrictions of your airline.  Also, make sure you know what restrictions airlines have about transporting large items like strollers and car seats. 

Share the excitement

Encourage kids of all ages to document their experiences with photos or diary entries.  Nominating them as the ‘official family photographer’ not only will keep them busy, but memories captured can then be shared on social media sites or in photo albums or framed pictures that can be hung in your home.

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