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How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun
Mar 7 , 2022 · 6 min read

As any parent will testify, your travel style has to change when you have kids. Gone are the late boozy nights, impulsive extreme sports adventures and shopping in peace and quiet.

Instead, say hello to crack-of-the-dawn wake-up calls, endless playground tours and nagging to ride the coaster one more time. Those little humans sure know how to ruin a vacation. 

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

But seriously, you can still have fun travelling with kids. The trick is to find balance and leave the parent’s guilt at the check-in counter. 

There is no reason a family vacation can’t be planned, so everyone has a wonderful time. While it can be challenging travelling with children, it can also be heaps of fun with splashes of excitement and satisfaction. Here are some points to consider. 

Make A Balanced Plan

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

Travelling with kids requires some advanced planning. It should include half or full days that are focused on certain members of the family.

As well, everyone should be aware, so there is minimal complaining. For instance, you might follow a plan like an example below.

If the kids know day one is for mom to go shopping, they should be less likely to complain, especially if they know it all ends in ice cream.

Day two is fun for the whole family, but obviously for the kids. Day three might be for dad, whose hobby is photography and driving at high speeds.

Everyone is happy? Well, it’s a maybe, but it is better than winging it. 

If you have a baby, toddler or very young kids, this balanced plan won’t be quite so appreciated since they are too young to understand.

But, on the other hand, they don’t get that much say as tweens or teens. Teenagers always get a say because they love to express their opinions loud and clear. 

Hire A Babysitter

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

Hiring a babysitter can be a wonderful option if you want to steal some blissful hours without the kids. Most big hotels offer a childminding service and often use their own staff.

Understandably you might feel nervous about a stranger watching your children. In that case, you probably feel more comfortable with hotel staff taking care of the kids rather than using an outside agency.

If the idea freaks you out, try it for one hour and stay in the hotel. 

You can also take a babysitter along for a day trip. It gives you a little more freedom having that extra set of hands-on decks to help out.

Book A Big Family Suite

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

Those huge multi-room suites for the family are perfect if you love lounging around, ordering room service and enjoying the luxury of your accommodation.

With plenty of space, you can put the little darlings in their room with a movie or some online games while you fill-up the hot tub and wait for the champagne to arrive. 

If you have children who still nap in the daytime, booking a family room or suite is also wise. There is nothing worse than having to stay in the room and be super quiet because the baby is sleeping.

When you vacation with children, you need to maximize your time down to the hour or even down to the smallest moments.

Take Turns Having Me Time

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

When you go on vacation, many activities are not suitable for kids to go along for the ride. So taking turns is a good way to get your fix of vacation entertainment and fun times.

Dad might hit the golf course and while going solo isn’t perfect, he might make some new buddies. Mum could indulge in the spa for a few hours in the evening while the kids have chicken nuggets and fries for dinner again.

Many parents think their favourite vacation pastimes have to be sadly given up, but it’s not true. You just have to change your travel style.

Take Vacations Without Them

How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

A rather more drastic approach is taking vacations alone. For a couple, this might mean stealing a long weekend while the kids stay with their grandparents. You get to relive your youthful days of roaming new places without a care in the world.

Those times of dancing, liquid dinners and staying out past midnight are back. You just need to shift your mindset. The kids are probably having a rip-roaring great time with their nana and poppa, so they are also having a vacation of sorts.

They are safe too. If you don’t have folks to rely on, a trusted babysitter who can be in your home with the kids is just as good. It might be a little expensive to pay someone to be there 24 hours a day for the weekend, but your time alone is priceless. 

Or you can jump on the solo traveller trend and vacation alone. There is a whole world of new experiences to discover when you embrace the solo traveller lifestyle. It takes a brave-hearted soul if you have never done it before, but you will be surprised at how wonderful it can be.

These ideas might make you feel awash with guilt. What will people think? Does it make me a bad parent to vacation without my family? Well, the opposite because you come back recharged and full of joy.

That goes back to your kids who get an energized parent instead of a tired one. If the concept is new to you, let it sit in your mind for a while. 

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How Kids Change Your Travel Style, But You Can Still Have Fun

We hope this article has inspired you to book a family vacation that feeds the interests of everyone from the littlest ones to the most senior member of the family. It’s not always easy, but good times can roll. 

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You can buy the air ticket and vacation packages by putting down a small deposit to secure the services and pay the balance in installments.

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