Traveling the world can be an epic adventure, and there is no reason why you can’t take the kids! Whether it’s a long holiday or an extended trip, family travel is lots of fun. To help you start planning, pay attention to these five tips.
If you’re traveling with young children, you’ll want to get as organised as possible. Failing to get organised could mean a stressful trip, especially if you’re traveling with kids. To help you get organised, here are a few areas to focus on:
- Book your flights and hotels way in advance, (to save money and get the best deals).
- Research activities and create an itinerary for your trip.
- Go shopping for any new items you need.
- Use the TripIT tool to store all your important docs.
When you’re traveling with kids you might find that the following apps come in handy:
- Packing Pro: This app can help you to create packing lists, depending on your destination and the weather.
- Foursquare: Using Foursquare you can find the best restaurants, access reviews, and get foodie tips.
- Roadside America: If you’re taking a road trip this is a great app to help you find fun activities for children.
- Trip Journal: Help your kids to document their travels, with the help of the Trip Journal app.
- Bamba Airport: If your little ones are scared of flying this is a great app to help them get used to the airport experience, and feel more relaxed.
Traveling with children can be fun, but it can also be a real headache! If you need a little inspiration, these podcasts can help:
City Travel With Kids: In these podcasts episodes you’ll get plenty of tips about traveling in the city, with kids. Get the lowdown on different cities, from restaurants to activities and choosing a hotel. Whether you’re going to Melbourne, London or Singapore, you’ll find lots of advice here.
Family Adventure Podcast: This podcast includes lots of amazing family travel stories. Each week Erik interviews a new family to share a travel tale. From mountaineering to biking and hunting, these families have plenty of exciting stories to tell.
Before you head off on a trip it’s a good idea to research some kid-friendly activities. Ask your kids if there’s anything they’re particularly interested in doing. Planning your family travels together is far more fun!
Take It Slow
When you’re traveling with kids it’s best to take things slow. Don’t try to squeeze in too many activities. Your kids will get tired, and then they’ll get grumpy! Arrange regular breaks and lazy days at the pool.
Traveling with children can be so much fun, some families plan a short trip, and end up extending their stay. To extend your trip, you might need to look into visa options. Your immigration lawyer will be able to talk you through your options, whether it’s spouse visa extension or a working holiday visa.