If you are thinking of traveling the country or the world with your kids and are looking for a handy guide on how to get started, you’ve come to the right place. As below you’ll find a guide to traveling with kids and teens of all ages.
Don’t put it off:
While it may seem like a lot of work, traveling as a family is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. As not only will both you and your kids grow as individuals but you’ll also get to share incredible memories that will last a lifetime.
Encourage your kids to make decisions:
Kids over the age of 5 are capable of making small decisions. For example, you may want to ask one of your kids whether they would prefer to spend an afternoon at a wildlife sanctuary or whether they’d like to go zip-lining. By encouraging your kids to make decisions during your family trips, they’ll be less likely to complain and will be more likely to get excited about your upcoming trips. Which is great if you’ve caught the travel bug and want to travel with your kids as frequently as possible.
Consider booking cruises:
Cruises are great as they have activities and amenities to suit all ages. For example, young kids will enjoy hanging out in the kids clubs and teens may enjoy participating in the teens clubs. Most modern day cruise ships also offer a wide variety of amenities and facilities such as go karts, swimming pools, basketball courts, water slides, live stage shows and mini golf courses. If you have young kids you may love the idea of booking a cruise on a Disney cruise ship. Where your kids will get to interact with well loved Disney characters such as Disney princesses and of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They’ll even get to interact with Moana.
If you want to spend time as a family as well as quality adult time, to chill out, it’s well worth booking a family cruise. Especially if you’ve never been on a cruise before. As you’ll love the ease of not having to cook, clean or unpack for the duration of your cruise.
Hire a rental property instead of booking a hotel or resort:
It’s a great idea to hire a rental property instead of a hotel or resort. Firstly renting a whole property will give your family plenty of space, which will decrease your family’s chances of getting into arguments. Secondly, you’ll be able to save money by cooking at home, instead of eating out for everyday meal. Lastly you can hire a rental property with several bedrooms in most cities around the world for a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel. You also won’t have to worry about your kids making a lot of noise and you can book properties that have private facilities such as gardens and pools.
No matter how many kids you have or how old they are, it’s well worth planning to travel as much as you can as a family in order to make life long memories that you’ll treasure.