How to Plan a Holiday with Family

The family holiday: a cause of much planning and discussion, many months before it happens. A holiday should be relaxing but all too often, it becomes something that causes families to fall out. Here are some tips for making your next family holiday a complete success:

  • Stop worrying about it. Focus on what will make your holiday fun, instead of worrying about every last detail. This will help to give you a better outlook.
  • Plan ahead of time. Know the activities that are available and work out what you would like to do. A guidebook could be useful.
  • Make sure you travel arrangements are planned. Have a good idea of how you are getting between places and if required, book transfers.
  • Don’t go too far afield. With children, you are limited by the activities you can do anyway. Hotels that are family friendly are essential. Choose one in Spain rather than Australia – the children will be much happier during the journey.

Which Destinations Should You Choose?

The world is a big place, full of wonderful destinations to visit. If you are an avid traveller, you could have trouble choosing where to go next. It mostly depends on what you want from your next trip. Here are some ideas:

  • If you want adventure, try South America. There are lots of adventure sports you can do and if this isn’t your thing, many interesting places to visit. The towns are incredible and the landscapes are even better.
  • For beautiful European scenery, try Luxembourg. It isn’t as touristy as other areas in the region but the food, beer and views are just as good, some would argue better.
  • How about some beautiful beaches and some great waves? Have you thought about Costa Rica? The coastline is amazing and you can learn to surf.
  • For animal tourism, consider Sri Lanka. Safaris are one of the most popular attractions here and taking a jeep around a national park to see wild elephants and leopards will be unforgettable.

Travelling on a Budget

Holidays and trips abroad can really add up. Travelling on a budget can be tough if you don’t know what you’re doing but it certainly is possible. Here are some tips for keeping your travel expenses to a minimum: Holidays and trips abroad can really add up. Travelling on a budget can be tough if you don’t know what you’re doing but it certainly is possible. Here are some tips for keeping your travel expenses to a minimum:

• Stay in hostels. Even if you get a private room, this is likely to be cheaper than staying in a hotel. If you are on a really tight budget, choose dorms.

• Make friends. If you are travelling alone, it is always cheaper to travel with other people. Hire a car together and split the cost of accommodation and food.

• Take a smaller backpack or suitcase. This will be cheaper to take on flights and you will be able to easily fit it on buses and other cheaper forms of transport.

• Research your destination. Backpacking in Costa Rica might be the dream but places like this are becoming so expensive. Find places that are still affordable.

Making New Friends Whilst Travelling

One of the best things about travelling is meeting new people from all around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the world and what everyday life is like for people with very different lifestyle to you. Always take the opportunity to talk to people and be sociable.

It can be scary meeting new people at first, especially if you are new to travelling. It will become a lot easier though, as you will get much more used to talking to strangers all the time. A lot of the time, it will be a necessity because you are lost or you need some help with something, so it’s better to get used to it in a more relaxed situation.

Talk to locals whenever you can. You will meet lots of other tourists with similar ways of life but it’s the locals who are the most interesting.

Finding Accommodation on the Go

Sometimes, it is easier to just go with the flow on holiday. If you don’t have time to book accommodation before you go, you may just as easily be able to book it as you travel. You will be able to have more time to make a decision and will be able to see the place you will be staying before you decide to stay.

One of the main worries is that you won’t be able to find anywhere if you leave it to the last minute. You should be able to avoid any panic – there are lots of accommodation options that won’t advertise online. Just check that there are no special events going on in you holiday destination, such as carnivals or bank holidays, as this could make it extra busy. In these circumstances, you might want to make sure you do have accommodation booked as you might struggle to find any that is free.