top tips for taking your family abroad

Top Tips for Taking Your Family Abroad

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Mummy says… Everyone loves to take their family on holiday. It’s something you don’t want to deprive your children of, and if you get it right it can be one of the best memories of their childhood. It is, however often easier said than done to make sure your trip is hassle free. There are a number of concerns which you should be aware of, addressing them will lead to a smoother holiday. Here are some top tips for taking your family abroad…

top tips for taking your family abroad

Safety

All parents know what it is like to worry about the safety of their family, especially when you are abroad, so this is something you should think about when you are planning your trip. The more thought you put into it, the more likely it is that you will be able to keep them safe, You might find that you need to be a little careful with the actual choice of destination as some places are more risky for families than others. Keep in mind what you will be doing and where you will be going too. For example I am currently in Barcelona, and the biggest tip here is to watch out for pickpockets and keep your bag, camera and phone glued to you at all times.

Money

It’s never exactly cheap to take your entire family on holiday, even if it’s just a nearby destination. However, that doesn’t mean that it needs to bankrupt you, and there are plenty that you can do to ensure that you don’t overspend on your next family holiday. One of the main things to do is to keep on the lookout for deals and vouchers. You might be able to save a lot of money just by using some First Choice Voucher & Promo Codes, so it’s definitely worth looking into. You should also consider going all-inclusive, as that is often a good way to save money when travelling as a whole family. This can save you a fortune in cold drinks and ice cream alone! (I know, I have done it!)

Itinerary

Make sure that you are aware of what you are going to be doing as a family when you are abroad. The more that you have planned, the less bored your children will be, the less they will get fed up, and just generally the easier a time you will have. It is therefore a very good idea to always have some kind of itinerary planned, so that everyone knows what you going to be doing and when. You’ll find that makes the whole experience considerably more enjoyable for everyone. Nothing can ruin a family holiday more that toddler tantrums or grumpy teens!

I hope these top tips for taking your family abroad are helpful – have you a family holiday planned? Please let me know where you are going.

8 Comments

  1. Very helpful tips! We are currently planning a holiday abroad, so need to remember all of these tips 🙂

  2. These are all really good tips. I totally agree with you about knowing how safe a place is before visiting and knowing what to be on the lookout for. x

  3. Planning is so important I think when you are taking a family abroad. Also watching your possessions are safe and watching out for pickpockets is really important too.

  4. These are all really helpful tips, thank you. I am not one to browse around for money off or vouchers, but I REALLY should! I’m desperate to take my little ones abroad soon, so I’ll keep your tips in mind xx

  5. I agree letting your children know what your plans are in advance is really valuable to keeping stress levels down.

  6. I’ve always planned our activities before going abroad and it really helps to make the most of our time. Thanks for these tips.

  7. A very helpful guide. I think travelling with kids is a brilliant experience and should not be put off, but planned well instead.

  8. Great travel tips! I’m a little OCD when it comes to planning so usually have a thorough itinerary put together ha! Can be a good or a bad thing…. depending on who you ask 😉

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