8. Anticipation vs. Surprises
Before you go, contemplate the best way to make fun memories for your family: building anticipation or administering surprises. This will obviously be very child-specific (some kids hate surprises, while some kids are tortured by waiting). In our family a balance between the two works best. We might do a countdown to the trip, but then surprise the kids with an unexpected character breakfast. Check Pinterest for great surprise reveals and great anticipation builders.