PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a travel agent who owns and operates A Global Perspective Travel Agency, Jeff Bartel promotes a current article
in StarTribune that highlights the best tips and secrets for traveling with young children. The article advises parents not to let the wide world of trip-planning overwhelm them, but to "get help navigating the where, when and how. Travel agents are back and ready to guide you through the glut of options."
adds, "There are many perks of working with a travel agent, especially when you are already stressing about how to make the trip as smooth as possible with the youngsters. Over the years, A Global Perspective has fostered strong relationships with the world's finest spas, resorts, hotels, golf courses, cruise lines and airlines. These partnerships make it possible for the travel agents to score the best deals for our clients."
The article highlights the concept of less traditional travel, particularly in regards to lodging: "Less traditional lodgings offer more value and more room, while letting your family stay in its comfort zone." The report mentions that travelers should consider vacation rental homes or try extended-stay business hotels. Jeff Bartel also points out the value of traditional lodging. "It's a great solution for children," he said. "Some rentals include laundry facilities, swimming pools, complimentary breakfast and evening receptions. You can even find a vacation rental home to accommodate the whole family with a full kitchen and complimentary grocery shopping."
The article encourages travelers to customize a master packing list and to try packing bags by the day, rather than by the person. Blogger, Jessica Bowers, expounds on this packing method. "This saves us from dragging four to five suitcases into the hotel each night; instead we can grab just one. I also like to pack the pajamas and swimwear in one bag, since it keeps the kids from emptying the suitcase to find them."
For the long car rides or flights, Jeff Bartel advises parents to pack an entertainment bag full of fun, distracting games. "Kids get grumpy when their routine is messed with," he said. "To avoid the occasional fight in the back seat, set aside a bag of fun activities to keep their minds off of the long hour trips."
For scheduling, Bartel finds that parents who leave a little wiggle room in between activities are much more satisfied with their overall vacation. "Don't plan on too much with little ones," he said. "Especially if you've packed a full day and you've planned some extravagant, expensive day dates." Jeff Bartel implores parents to invite their children into the planning process to get them excited about the upcoming trip.
is the owner of A Global Perspective travel agency. He has amassed 12 years of experience in the travel industry and has helped countless clients plan their ideal getaways. From destination weddings to corporate business trips, Bartel's attention to detail and extensive resources has earned him a high reputation. His passion for travel is evident in his customer service, and he regularly makes his own trips around the world, using his insight to shape his clients' excursions.