While at the end of the day, you won’t remember the times that your kids refused to try a new food on holiday or became tired and irritated after a long day of sight seeing, it’s still a wise idea to plan ahead in order to ensure that your family trips go as smoothly as possible.
Consider booking an all inclusive trip to a tropical destination:
If you don’t want to worry about budgeting for babysitters, meals, drinks and entertainment for each day of your next family vacation, it’s well worth considering booking an all inclusive trip to a tropical destination. As they are many family friendly all inclusive resorts which are located in beautiful tropical destinations such as Hawaii and Mexico. At an all inclusive resort you get to take part in fun activities such as snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding and will be able to send your kids to on-site kids clubs, when you want to enjoy a little adult time. Many all inclusive resorts also boast professional babysitters.
Consider booking a fun filled family cruise:
Alternatively, you can also save money and enjoy endless meals, drinks, activities and entertainment as a family on a family friendly cruise. For example, if your kids are mad about Disney, you may want to treat them to a unforgettable Disney cruise. Especially as Disney Cruises offers its own private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Quay.
While you may want to spend the majority of your cruise making memories as a family and zooming down water slides and swimming on your cruise ship’s pools, if you want to enjoy some child free time, most cruise lines offer both kids clubs and clubs aimed at tweens and teenagers. Where your kids will be well entertained and supervised and will get to make new friends, with children or teens that are of a similar age. Some cruises offer fun events for kids and teens such as talent shows, dances and scavenger hunts.
Don’t feel bad if you end up taking your kids to a familiar takeaway joint:
While part of the fun of traveling is getting to try new foods from around the world, if you have young kids who are particularly fussy eaters or want to save money to make your travel budget go a little further, don’t feel bad if you end up taking your kids to a familiar takeaway joint. Such as Mc Donald’s or Subway.
Give your kids a pre-determined budget for souvenirs:
One way to avoid spending too much on souvenirs which you’ll find it hard to lug all the way home, is to provide your kids with a pre-determined budget for souvenirs. Which your kids can choose to save up and spend on 1-2 items or to spread out on multiple items, from different destinations.
So while at the end of the day you’ll fondly remember the happy memories that you made as a family, not the brief moments of grumpiness, it’s still a wise idea to plan ahead so that your trip will go as smoothly as possible!