Whether it’s been months or years since the last time your extended family got together, there’s no better way to gather than with a road trip. You’ll make fun new memories with your loved ones on the charter bus before arriving at your exciting destination of choice. Getting that many people together can be tough, so follow the tips below to plan a successful trip.
How to Plan Your Road Trip Family Reunion
1. Start Planning Early
Often, the biggest challenge of getting dozens of people together is the scheduling. You can get the most family members to attend if you start planning early. Try to start your planning at least six months ahead of time.
Give your loved ones a few date options to see what works for most people. Once you’ve gotten your responses, choose the best date and have everyone mark their calendars. Book your activities, lodging, and charter bus transportation at least two months in advance.
2. Choose Some Helpers
If you’re the person who is organizing most of the family reunion, be prepared to do a lot of work. To minimize the stress placed on you, talk with some family members and put together a team of people who are willing to help out.
Delegate jobs to each person. For example, put one person in charge of food, another for planning activities, and another who will be booking the accommodations. You can use a service like Google Docs™ to give everyone the ability to view and edit the document that has the information.
3. Plan a Variety of Activities
The beauty of a road trip lies in the fact that there’s so much to do. You can make multiple stops along the way to sightsee in different cities or explore parks. Make sure to bring board games that people of all ages can enjoy once you’re at your destination. With a solid day-to-day itinerary, you make the most of the time you’re spending together.
Bloom Tour and Charter Services makes the transportation part of your family reunion easy. This family-owned company has been providing transportation services throughout the Eastern United States and parts of Canada for more than 70 years. Their charter bus will depart from New England and take your group of at least 30 people to all the destinations you want. Learn more about their group tours online or call (800) 323-3009 to reserve your dates.