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Top 5 Family Travel Tips

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Leave Work at Home

Swiss tourist Katja Krueger is seen with a laptop at the Baltic Sea beach of Ahlbeck, island of Usedom, northern Germany.
Swiss tourist Katja Krueger is seen with a laptop at the Baltic Sea beach of Ahlbeck, island of Usedom, northern Germany.
AP Photo/Frank Hormann

With all the available mobile technology, some even provided to us by our jobs, the feeling of wanting to do work when you're on vacation can come naturally to some. Instead, fight that feeling and leave your job back at home when you go on your trip [source: Burns]. Do you really need to have your BlackBerry going off every 15 minutes while you're trying to sightsee with the kids? Experts say it's best to turn it off or simply leave it at home.

Laptops can come in handy when traveling, but if you think you'll end up doing work on it while you're away, then don't bring it. Most hotels have computers for guests to use if you really need to look up directions, local weather reports or sightseeing information. The very reason you're on vacation is to spend time with the people most important to you, so don't waste it by splitting your time between work and family.

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Up next, the most important family traveling tip -- be flexible.

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