Editor’s note

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Contents - Caramella Scarpa Editor editor@time­out­malaysia.com

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!

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