How to prepare for Spring Break | North Metro Atlanta Moms

The week of spring break is often a busy one for a family. Whether you plan to go on a family vacation or stay home with a full house, there is lots of planning that must be done by parents in order to coordinate the family’s schedule with this week.

Figure out the location
Where are you headed? First of all – you have to figure out where you can go. Do you want to travel by car, or are you flying? There are great maps out there that show places that are allowing visitors and what, if any, COVID restrictions there are. Some places do require quarantines, testing, and more, so make sure you read up on all of those potential rules. If I am not mistaken, you are able to travel anywhere in the US without any restrictions (other than mask requirements, etc.), as of now, which is very handy. Is it just your family traveling, or are your kids bringing along any friends? If they are bringing friends along for the journey, make sure you touch base with their parents to figure out what they feel comfortable with!

Consider COVID guidelines
Again – consider any COVID guidelines before choosing a location. But once you do choose a location, make sure you stay up-to-date on any future guidelines because they are always subject to change. Places such as Sedona (my friend just visited) have mask mandates, but most places do not actually require them once you get inside. Airports right now have mask mandates and do require them. Some hotels require negative COVID tests. So, wherever you are going, just know the guidelines. Will you have to wear a mask? Do you need a COVID test? Are restaurants and other shops/activities open? Is there a curfew? Check all of the information out about COVID-related items.

Get your car serviced
My friend just went on vacation with her family and before she went, she took her car in to be serviced. Good thing she did because when she took it in, they told her that her brakes were metal and metal and did not have any life left in them. I’m sure that everything would have most likely been fine, but what if they wouldn’t have been? I say that you need to make sure you are prepared and one thing that you can never be too prepared on is car safety. Car safety includes seatbelts, of course, but it also includes car maintenance and upkeep. Your brakes have to be functioning properly, your engine has to be running properly, and if there are any potential hazards, regular upkeep is the best way to get those hazards taken care of before they cause damage. So, before you leave for your spring break trip, consider visiting MBT OF ATLANTA Mercedes Master Techs if you have a Mercedes. Even if you just need an Atlanta Mercedes key replacement! They do it all – and they do it well. They are Conveniently located on Buford Highway, just a few seconds north of Jimmy Carter Boulevard in the city of Norcross, GA near Doraville. This is perfect for anyone in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Chamblee, or greater Gwinnett, who might be looking for an honest, trustworthy, and reliable mechanic. “At MBT of ATLANTA Mercedes Master Techs, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs. Starting with STAR Diagnostics, we provide the best Mercedes service and repair in the metro Atlanta area, with clients from Doraville, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs visiting us for their Mercedes Benz service and repair needs. For most people, auto maintenance and repair are not fun or convenient. So, we want to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your Mercedes and your experience with us, and it shows. Our first-time customers become long-term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs. Our testimonials prove it time and time again.

We may not be related, but you will feel like family when you have your Mercedes-Benz serviced by us at Mercedes Benz Techs. We pride ourselves on our honesty and reliability that’s why at MBT of ATLANTA Mercedes Master Techs you can speak directly to your Tech!” Need help with an AMG repair? What about an AC recharge? They do both and so much more, so visit them before you head out on the road.
FIne-tune your wardrobe
Do you have everything you need? If you are headed to the beach, make sure you stock up on beach towels, bathing suits, sandals, and whatever else you need. Heading to ski? Bring the gloves and scarves! No matter where you are headed, just make sure that everyone in your family is prepared.

Get all of your work done ahead of time
It’s so tempting to try to sneak some work into your vacation. To the best of your abilities, avoid this temptation. Put the phone down. Close the laptop. Enjoy a few days with your family. The best way to make this happen? Get all of your work done ahead of time, or at least get caught up on your work.

Do something educational
Go to the zoo. Visit the library and find a new book that interests your child. Build a new jigsaw puzzle your family hasn’t done before. Volunteer with a local nonprofit. Many places sell “passes” where you can visit multiple locations for one price. For example, in Phoenix, they offer a pass called the culture pass. Culture Passes provide free admission for two at 13 participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, the Desert Botanical Garden, and the Phoenix Art Museum. Pretty cool and a great way to do something(s) educational, while also saving money.

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