Divvy up the research. Let your kids look for excursions (via guides and the Internet) while you focus on logistics like flights.
Make an itinerary. Work as a team to build a plan, and record all confirmation numbers and directions so your children can read aloud as you navigate.
Use the “one-third” rule. Allocate one third of the trip for things your kids choose, another third for activities you pick, and the final third for outings you decide on together.
Assign age-appropriate tasks. Five year olds can find fire exits when checking in at a hotel, tweens make excellent map readers, and toddlers can make sure snacks taste fresh.
Praise a job well done. Your kids will be even more cooperative if they feel you appreciate their help.