There’s nothing more precious than your family! Other than your much-deserved vacation from work that is! The kids are on school break, your spouse’s schedule actually syncs with yours for once and a family getaway has been long over-due! It’s time to pack your best holiday shorts, flip-flops and dust off your sunhats!
Entertaining the tiny tots
Vacationing with your family isn’t always easy. Apart from entertaining children during a long drive or flight, there’s also finding the right activities that are exciting enough for them but are also less risky and physically demanding. Not all families can afford camp. If you want to have a separate day to entirely treat your children to something truly special you have options depending on their interests. There are theme parks, enjoyable horse riding activities, sport clubs for kids to try extreme sports that offer the help of instructors and equipment on rent and so much more. Ask your children what their interests are and ask them before booking your slot to make sure that is indeed what they want to be doing. Remember that it is their holiday too. Make sure they are out and about as much as possible and unplug from their phones, iPads and laptops.
Try new things
Be adventurous! Try new things! Trying new food, visiting galleries or museums, having spa days, having a stroll, biking and hiking are things you don’t always have time to do. Make time to experiment and try new things. If your children aren’t up for it, at least you and your partner should make time to do so. Make time for just the two of you, whether it’s a full blown romantic couple’s spa day or a simple stroll hand in hand. Be spontaneous! If you can’t afford to get away you can simply tuck your children in for the night then unwind with a glass of wine under the stars and just enjoy each other’s company.
When booking your holiday stay try to find a villa, cabin or bungalow that will be just for your family, giving a sense of security, privacy and intimacy. Not all villas are expensive. There are offers online that get you very luxurious villas for half the price of hotel rooms. When in one’s own villa there is a patio where you and your family can relax after a day full of activities, simply read or doze off and where you and your partner can have a moment to yourself.
Bonding with your family is important. Especially so in this day and age where everyone is swept up in their work, stress, technology and entertainment. Taking time to unplug, to treat yourself and relax will be good for everyone.