Family adventure holidays are now big business and more and more unusual destinations are being chosen. Not so long ago, Morocco would have been considered exotic. However, now places such as Nepal, Brazil, Peru, and Malaysia are popular for family vacations. Taking such vacations are important for children as they expand their horizons and introduce them to the wider world, first hand. With the right amount of planning you can take your kids with you on your next adventure, however old they are. That is not to say it will not be a daunting prospect. You will be worried about their safety and whether anything will go wrong. Your kids or yourself falling sick will also be a worry. Do not be put off, because you could also enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
Choosing a Destination
Before you decide on a destination, find out as much as you can about the countries you want to visit. If you are in the US, the State Department’s website is a great place to get all the details. It is best if you organize as much of the trip as possible before you set off. Do not forget to have a plan B, because there is always the chance that things can go wrong. If you book with a travel agent, there will be a point of contact. This can be very reassuring when in a strange country.
Before You Leave
Visit your doctor and ensure all your family vaccinations are up to date. They will also be able to help with medical requirements that relate to the country you are visiting. Buy yourself a few items of clothing and make sure you have something to wear for all eventualities. As well as practical items, pack clothes that can be worn for special occasions. For the kids, Nickis has a great selection of designer clothes, ideal for summer vacations with the family. Leave details of your travel plans with a close friend or family member and try and stay in touch whenever possible.
While You Are Away
To help your children remember as much about the adventure as possible, encourage them to keep a diary. They can jot down memories and collect items to keep. Bus tickets, postcards, shells, napkins, and other small souvenir will act as good mementos. If they are old enough, give them a camera to record their own unique view of their surroundings. Being in another country means you get to try out lots of different food and experience the best of the culture. If you have a tour guide helping you along the way, listen to their advice and take notice. They will have the best experience of the location and know what can be enjoyedand what is best left alone. Do not be tempted to stick with what you know. Eating hamburgers every day will soon get very boring.
Experiencing the world around them and different cultures will widen your children’s horizons. Not only that it will make them appreciate what they have and provide them with memories they can share with their own children and grandchildren!