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Thursday, July 6, 2017

How to Enjoy a Getaway Vacation Without Your Kids

You need time away from your kids.. You need the time away to remember that you are someone else other than “Mommy” or “Daddy”. You need it to remember you as a person, you as a wife or husband, you as a friend. There are other relationships in your life that need to be looked after and nurtured. The first and foremost of those relationships is with yourself. More than just date nights or girl nights away, you need a proper getaway vacation. Starting a yearly retreat early in your kids’ lives will make the distance seem normal and natural for them, and will give you a much-needed break, too.

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1. Remember that they will be okay without you

No matter how guilty you might feel, or how much your kids guilt-trip you, remember, they will be okay. Have your parents or someone that they are comfortable with take care of them for the few days you are away, someone you trust and they trust, and it will all be fine. The end of the world won’t happen because you decide to spend some time with adult-you for once.

2. Be honest with your kids

Don’t treat it like some secret, ugly thing. Be honest with your kids about leaving for a few days, where you will be going, what you will (generally) be doing. When they ask why they can’t come, explain to them that you need alone time to spend with your wife/husband, or with your friends, or by yourself. Relate it back to them. Don’t you need some alone time without me with your friends? Or by yourself?

3. Plan for things for your kids to do while you’re away

You can easily plan for small things that will keep your kid happy and having fun at home. Ask your parents to take them to a park, or to play a game with them one weekend afternoon. Give them money to take your kids out to the movies or to get a treat.

4. Do every adult thing you can’t do at home

Now that they’re all set up at home, it’s time for your vacation. A great option for getaway vacations are luxury resorts that allow you to not only be pampered, but to also experience the wilderness. Go to: to plan your next getaway, and enjoy the wild mountains, the beautiful scenery, and, of course, the luxuries of a spa. Drink, go for long walks your kids couldn’t ensure, party, enjoy time with your friends, or your partner, or whoever you like.

5. Spend time with them once you get back home

This one is important. Bring them something cute back from your trip, so they feel like they were a part of it (even though they weren’t) and, most crucially, spend some quality time with your kids once you get back.

Just because you take a vacation away from your kids doesn’t mean you don’t love them or that you’ll hurt them. You need a vacation from your full-time job as a parent, and you should not feel guilty for it. Family vacations are great, and they’re fun, but there are others in your life you need to spend some quality time with. Don’t forget them!

Five Awesome Reasons to Travel with Your Kids

If you are a parent who loves to travel, then there are many reasons to take your little ones with you. Traveling as a family can be a fun and exciting experience for both adults and children, along with being a hugely educational experience that everyone can learn from. Even though traveling with little ones can often be a stressful experience, it’s definitely worth doing – even if just for the amazing family memories that you will be able to create. We’ve put together some of the best reasons to take your children traveling as often as you can.

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Reason #1. Family Bonding:

There’s nothing better than traveling together as a family and doing fun things together when it comes to strengthening your bond! When you’re away from the everyday activities of your home life and are able to go on plenty of adventures together, you’ll return home to find that you’ve all gotten closer together as a family after your much-needed break. Since you’ll be able to spend a lot of quality time together simply relaxing and having fun, you’ll all come back home feeling refreshed and revitalized!

Reason #2. Education:

Traveling with your children isn’t just a lot of good fun, it can also be a very educational experience. Depending on the destinations that you visit, there will be several awesome things that your family can see and do together, such as visiting world-famous attractions, eating and learning about various world cuisines, and even learning more about cultural traditions. As a result, your children will grow up more globally aware and appreciative of cultural differences.

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Reason #3. Making Memories:

Simply put, one of the best reasons to travel internationally with children is to make awesome memories together. Wherever you travel, you’ll be able to create wonderful memories for your little ones that are going to last them a lifetime. The first ten years of life are the most important for any child, and it’s often during these years where happy memories help to shape them into the adult they will one day become. And of course, don’t forget about the stunning pictures you’ll be able to take!

Reason #4. Ease:

Although going on vacation with children is often seen as stressful by many parents, it can actually be a very easy experience if you make the right choices. For example, if you’re staying in a luxurious villa or townhouse from, you’ll have a great time with all the amenities that you and your family need for a great home from home experience. In addition, all-inclusive options can be a wonderful idea for traveling with your little ones, since there’ll be no need to worry about preparing food for the duration of your stay.

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Reason #5. Outdoor Fun:

Today, our daily lives are often taken up by technology, and many parents are worried about the amount of time that their children are spending on their smartphones, tablets and computers. Whilst using technology is an important part of learning today, it’s also great for kids to get outside and play. Traveling offers an amazing opportunity for your little ones to get some much-needed outdoor fun and games.

Why do you like to travel with your kids? Let us know in the comments.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Independent Travelling Tips With Kids

Tired of all the year-round stress and work? Want to take a break and see the world in a different perspective? The best way to do that is through independent travelling. This will surely give you an experience that you will never forget.

Independent Travelling Tips

When we say independent travelling, it means that you plan everything by yourself from the dates to the hotels and as well as to the activities you will do in the areas. You don't pay for a travel agency. You look for places to visit and you follow your own schedule. 

I haven't tried travelling with a travel agency because I prefer independent travelling. I don't want to be dragged on schedules and I am choosy on places to visit. Also, it is more satisfying on my part to plan my own trip.

But if it is your first time to do this, make sure that you will look into this three important tips that we will share below so that your first independent travel will be successful and full of fun.

1. Choose a destination. Of course, the first thing that you need to do is to choose a place to visit. If there is a certain destination that you want to see, check this out and try to list down which tourist spots you want to go when you arrive there. But don't just stick to one destination. Try to consider other places too so you can choose the best place to visit. 

2. Plan your trip based on your budget. You don't have to spend all your savings for a trip. So, allocate a certain budget for that. Then look for best rates for flights, and other transportation that you need. Book a flight earlier so that you can get a cheaper rate. Look for hotels that are not so expensive. Check their amenities if suits to your needs and reserve ahead of time. Also, allocate a budget for food. Try to look for restaurants that you want to try and check their menu prices.  

3. Know what to pack. Since you have planned everything already, make sure that you will plan beforehand on the things that you need to pack especially if you will be travelling with the kids. Don't forget to travel light. Why? Because this will save you for the check-in luggage and it would be easier to go transfer from the airport to the hotel with a light luggage. Also, you will surely hate it to wait on the baggage area for a long time!

It isn't that hard, right? Well, to make things a lot easier, you can just do it step by step and do it months earlier so that you won't be in a rush. Nothing beats a well-planned trip. But what about if you are travelling with the kids? Well, here is an infographic which gives parents some travelling advice from the kids. 

For sure, the kids know what they want. So, if you will try to follow their advice, you will realize that it can actually make a trip fun!

Travel Advice from Your Kids infographic

Have a safe and fun travel!