It’s been years since you’ve been on a vacation. You’re aching for a chance to wile away a week on the beach or absorb the culture in a far-away city. Even if a trip to Paris isn’t in the family budget, with any luck, a closer-to-home vacation is doable. But, now that you’re a parent, it’s not just an easy matter of making hotel reservations and packing the latest chick lit. You’ve got to consider the kids.
When you’re planning your vacation, their needs will factor into your destination choice: Does the hotel offer daycare options? Is there a kiddie pool? Will there be an extra fee to use a crib? The hotel staff can help you with these questions, but only you can answer the question as to whether or not your child is ready for a full-scale vacation.