Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer.
You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again?
You can ease yourself preparation for your family vacation and really enjoy the trip if you follow these advices:
1. Choose family destinations
Rome is beautiful, and Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but can you imagine visiting Louvre with a terrible two year old? There are many family hotels, so until your kids are old enough to go on trips alone – stick with them!
2. Get international health insurance policy
It is very likely that your child will catch ear infection during your holiday, so if you want to avoid pain visit to the doctor’s office while you are traveling outside your inhabited country, make sure that you have international health policy. You only pay for the number of days you spend abroad.
3. Don’t pack unnecessary things
Yes, we all do this. Try to restrain yourself. Otherwise, you will pack hardly and struggle with heavy luggage. Your travel first aid kit should also contain minimum supplies (analgesic, bandages and after sun cream)
4. Don’t travel wearily
Plan to have at least one or two days after your last business day and before you leave for the planned destination. This way you will have enough time to pack without stress.
5. Be careful what you eat
While you are away, just consume bottled water and terminally processed food. Otherwise, you are likely to spend many hours in the toilet.
6. Bring your child’s safety blanket
While you are traveling, you are breaking your child’s daily routine. It will take him about two days to adapt. So make sure you bring your child’s favorite toys with you, so he feels safe.
7. Follow your child’s daily rhythm
It is hard to follow normal daily habits in the new surrounding, so don’t. As long as you don’t spend too much time in the sun or 6 hours continuously in the water, you are free to follow the rhythm that your child dictates. This way you save yourself lot of frustration. Don’t worry, they will go to bed eventually and when they do – they will sleep longer than usual.
8. Simply relax
Your office will not stop to exist while you away for two weeks, nor will your clients miss you so much. Forget about the Wifi password and enjoy the moment. After all, you deserve some time just for you and your family, don’t you?
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Cheap Vacation Ideas
Everyone loves going on vacations once in a while to get away and have fun, but they are not always affordable. Going on a trip for a week can end up costing you thousands of dollars that you don’t have. However, vacations don’t have to be expensive. If you are on a tight budget, here are some cheap vacation ideas that you can consider.
Bed and Breakfast Inn – If you just need to get away for a couple of days and want to relax you should look for bed and breakfast inns in nearby cities. Bed and breakfast inns offer great amenities like comfortable beds, library of DVDs and homemade meals in the morning. Some bed and breakfast places even have beautiful scenery around them like beaches, mountains or forests.
Winery – If you have nothing going on one weekend, take a trip to a nearby winery to taste wine. Bring a couple of your friends and have fun sampling all the different flavors of wine. When you are done tasting wine for the night, spend the night at a nearby hotel or inn.
Beach – If you love the sand and ocean, spending a couple of days at the beach could be a good vacation idea for you. Find a mom and pop motel near the beach you want to go to and stay there for two days. There are plenty of fun activities you can do at the beach including swimming, sunbathing, playing volleyball and building sandcastles. At night, you can find a nice restaurant to go to nearby.
Camping – Camping is one of the best cheap vacation ideas you can consider. When you camp out, you can get away from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy nature. Whether you go with your significant other or close group of friends, you can have a lot of fun fishing, roasting marshmallows over the fire and hiking in the woods.
National Park – If you live by a national park, think about spending a couple of days there. The entrance fees are generally very cheap and you can find affordable hotels rooms around them. When you are at a national park, you can go hiking, bird watching and just admiring the nature around you.
Consider the above cheap vacation ideas if you want to save some money. Whether you choose to go camping or spend the weekend at the beach, you will have a great time without breaking the bank.