Traveling with kids is always hard, even for those who are seasoned travelers. It is hard enough being responsible for you in a foreign place, with a baby or a young child in the picture it can be a daunting experience rather than a relaxing holiday. Here a few tips to smooth out all the rough edges that can spring up on a travel friendly.
Traveling to a new city or a country almost always requires a lot of walking whether you’re shopping or sightseeing. This can be exciting and tiring at the same time when you’re with your partner or a group of friends. With young children, it’s a different experience all together. They get tired much faster than you do. To avoid the sudden bursts of temper tantrums book a hotel which is located near the center of the city or is nearest to most of the places that you want to visit.
The traveling time from your hotel to the destination is cut short. You not only save on taxi fare, but on precious time as well. Most families have the advantage of catching an extra hour of sleep as well because they can start the day later. With the children well rested, the parents are more relaxed as well.
For travel friendly, Booking a single room is cheaper, yes. However, it is not the most ideal way to spend a relaxing time with your family. Imagine your entire family cooped in one room. It’s not a pretty picture. A successful family trip requires both the children and the parents to enjoy the trip in their own way. With a single room parents are likely to sleep when their children do. Also, it’ll be hard to squeeze in another drink, have a conversation, watch a movie or take a relaxing bath (imagine how long your kids take in the bathroom!).
Some of the most popular travel destinations now offer parents to rent equipment such as strollers, cribs and playpens. Rather than taking your own, spend a little extra and instead rent these items. How is this advantage? Almost every year airline reduces the maximum weight of check in baggage. Things like strollers and car seats take up a lot of room and are heavy. You’ll not only be saving extra baggage space, but it’ll be easier to go through airport rather than dragging a heavy suitcase and a child.
While choosing a destination, choose a place that excites you and your children. It should be a holiday both. You can divide your day into parts or divide tourist activities with your partner. For example, if your partner isn’t a history buff and instead would much rather prefer amusement parks with the kids then divide the time. You can go check out the museum for an hour or so and later join them at the park. You can later take the kids out while your partner does some shopping in peace.