Travel planning 101: “Make sure there’s shopping! Lots of shopping.”

In episode 3 of our family travel adventure, our six-year-old explains how to choose an appropriate family destination. Topping her list: warm weather (after all, it’s January) playgrounds, and shopping — lots of shopping!

What do you like to do when you go on vacation?

Tune in next week to see if Dad will actually give her his credit card!

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  • Dick Jordan

    I never realized that trip planning was so simple that even a 6 year-old could do it!

  • Christopher Elliott

    Ah, if only. Wait until she gets her hands on my credit card.

  • Dick Jordan

    I think that happens in the next episode, doesn’t it?

  • Christopher Elliott


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    Before going for a trip pre planning is also very important so that you could also easily pack your bag according to the whether. Because a bad weather could easily spoil your trip.

  • Guest

    Your right friend where ever you’ve made trip first check that places weather and then prepare your list of parking. Then your trip will not spoil otherwise you will not enjoy that much.