When you have a young family, the idea of a vacation sounds like heaven. But without all of your home comforts, it can quickly turn into a nightmare.
The only way to get away for a break and guarantee to enjoy yourself on any family breakaway is by planning. It takes a lot of work, so make sure you follow this guide at an early stage. Let’s get started.
Hire Some Help
It’s hard enough getting through a single day when you have a young family, let alone planning what you are going to be doing in several months time. If it’s too much – and you can afford it – then it is a good idea to get some help in. Vacation planners can organize your entire trip for you. They will meet you and chat about what it is you are looking for, and then get cracking to make it happen. Obviously, a vacation planner will need paying, so if it is outside of your budget, read on.
Research is vital when you have children to consider. You don’t need to go to an expensive theme park, but you will need to find somewhere that is safe. Kids are happiest when they have space to roam freely, so avoid those times of year when it is ultra-busy. Another thing to think about is the weather. Do all you can to avoid rain or high winds, too. A room full of bored children is not what you would call a nice breakaway.
Plan your journey in infinitesimal detail. Book your flights early and allow for lots of time for transfers. Choose a hotel and, just in case, a reserve option. Make an itinerary of what you will be doing each day, and phone up to book day trips or organize train tickets. Don’t forget about your travel to and from airports. Let’s say you are flying from Newark for a couple of weeks. Can you hitch a ride with a relative, or will it be easier to drive yourself? If so, you will need to look into the best ways to find discount parking at Newark Airport.
Don’t Forget ‘Me Time’
When you travel away, it is important to get some relaxation out of it yourself. This will prove difficult if you have young children, but it isn’t impossible. For example, if you travel to Hawaii, then the Grand Wailea Hotel has a great kids club and creche you can use. Or, alternatively, you could plan a regime with your partner. Perhaps he/she can spend a day with the kids while you go off exploring? And then you can return the favor. Going away on a family trip is all about having a great time together, for sure. But an odd day or two in a two week period will give you a well-deserved break from being at the children’s beck and call.
Following these tips should help you have a great break away with the kids and give you some relaxing time to enjoy yourself.