I often hear people say they put travel plans on hold once they have kids. I have always had the travel bug and was determined that bringing children into the world was not going to mean that I no longer got to explore it.
Travelling with kids is no walk in the park, but there are some simple steps you can take to make sure that both you and your kids enjoy the experience. Here are the three commandments that ITCHY FEET FAMILY always adhere to.
1. Keep Hand Luggage to a Minimum
We have all seen the cute kids backpacks and wheelie cases and think they would be cute for our toddlers. However the reality is that by mid trip you will end up carrying not only your own luggage, but most likely your toddler and that cute spiderman roller case as well.
2. Book Child Friendly Hotels
If you are chasing the sun check the resort has a kids club and a pool. If you as a parent want to relax, a few hours a day of included child care will allow you to schedule adult-only time to balance your holiday.
3. Pace Yourself
Whilst visiting 20 countries in 20 days can be great when you are single, it just does not work with kids. Pace your holiday, pick five destinations and allow for down time when the kids need it.
Penny Reidy, ITCHY FEET FAMILY
Penny, an avid Trip Advisor Reviewer, is the author of ITCHY FEET FAMILY. A family of 4 living in Adelaide, Australia, and taking every opportunity to travel and explore the world.