Family holidays are a part of the year we always look forward to, but a lot of the time it can be a very stressful affair for everyone involved. If you are planning a holiday with your children this year, here are some ways to make the trip less stressful for everyone.
Unless you want to fork out thousands for your family trip, you will likely want to check for the best deals you can on comparison sites. Sites such as Trivago and Kayak are brilliant and will allow you to compare the prices of thousands of hotels. This will immediately make your life easier and let you move into the planning.
Packing up luggage for the entire family can be a stressful affair and will often involve you packing too much it forgetting something vital. Make your life easier by making a list of everything you need, and then use some clever packing hacks to save space. For makeup and creams, use travel-sized containers, roll up your socks and stuff them into shoes, and avoid folding your clothes as this takes up more space. Roll, tuck and pack up everything you need, and be safe in the knowledge that you have everything you need!
Cover the car
If you are going on a road trip, or if the airport is a trek away from your home you will want to make sure that the kids stay safe and happy in the car. If you have a small child and they need a car seat, put your child in a convertible one which can be folded when you leave the car and converted into a stroller. Make sure your kids have plenty of snacks for the trip but ensure that you cover the car seats in a sheet to protect it from crumbs and spills! You can download a movie onto your phone or tablet before you set off and let the kids watch that as you travel to your destination.
Change currency in advance
When you have to head to the bureau de change in the airport, it can bring your stress levels up to breaking point. Instead of stressing when you get there, exchange your currency a week or so before you go so you can travel with ease! You can even make sure to bring a travel credit card with you to make purchases more convenient abroad.
A hotel might be the most obvious choice for holiday accommodation, but it is certainly not the only option out there. If you want to avoid the rush down to the sunbeds each morning and the queue for breakfast, you can rent a private cottage or villa instead and have some privacy. You’ll have your own kitchen, bathroom, lounge, beds and a swimming pool for you all to enjoy. It will even work out cheaper than a hotel a lot of the time because it isn’t on the main front strip, instead, it is set back a few minutes or miles from the beach.