Who doesn’t love a holiday? The anticipation and planning, packing, the journey, and finally arriving at the destination ready to explore and experience everything it has to offer – it’s what many of us live for.
Then we have kids. And the planning has to be more meticulous, the destination choice appropriate for kids, and it just ends up costing so much more in terms of cash and sanity. Yes, there are parents out there crowing about how they did the entire length of India with the kids happily adapting to the nomadic lifestyle, sleeping in hammocks and living out of a backpack. But for most of us, this isn’t feasible and we probably lost our sense of adventure the first time Junior threw up on that drive to Cameron Highlands! Yet, we forge ahead and the family holiday becomes the stuff of fond memories.
We’ve put together a couple of fun trips (p8), and compiled a list of must-have travel accessories (p35) and tips (p14) on how to make the journey manageable this issue. Going on holiday means trying out new food and even having a go at using your school French or Japanese to order food or just show off. But if you’re staying home the next school break, treat yourself to some global eats (p24) or even sign the kids up for language classes (p18) so they can say ‘Ein bier, bitte!’ for you.
Also check out top booking platforms and travel apps (p50), and give holiday rentals (p51) a go instead of the usual hotel or resort.
Until our next issue… Bon Voyage and remember that the Ziploc bag and wet wipes are your best friends when travelling with the little ones!