Travelling with kids is not difficult. In fact, it can be the best experiences you can have with your family. A good way to a smooth family vacation when travelling with kids is to pay attention to their needs while balancing your own needs too.
Keep in minds that overtired and bored children can become cranky and frustrated, but with a good balance of rest time and activities, all of you will enjoy your time together.
Here are some of our tips on how you can travel with kids:
Slow down. Plan for a slower pace than what you might usually do when you were travelling solo or as a group. Be realistic about what you can see and do when travelling with your children. Don’t try to cram a lot into your itinerary because most kids just want to enjoy a certain place at that time. For the most part, the pace of the trip should be set to what your youngest can handle. Include nap time, snack breaks and bathroom breaks.
Be flexible. Not going on vacation during the holidays and travelling off-season has a lot of benefits. Why not consider travelling just outside major school holiday periods? Your children will love it and they will feel more refreshed once you come back.
Pack smart. Pack the bare minimum when you travel with your kids since you can always buy what they need once you are all in your destination. Select versatile and comfortable clothing, and pack bags with what you most need on the top so that you can access them easily.