5 Tips to Avoid a Family Holiday Disaster
If you work hard all year round to save up for your annual family holiday the last thing you want is for it to turn into a disaster. There are many things which can go wrong on this kind of trip and here are a few tips for avoiding the worst ones.
Entertain Bored Kids
If you are going with children who are at that difficult age then you will be fearful of them getting bored and complaining all day long. This is an extremely common problem but it isn’t impossible to cure. The first thing you should do is consult with them over the trip. Do they want to go to the beach or a big city, or is there something else they would like to do while they are away? This should help them feel part of the holiday and you can then plan the activities together.
Avoid Problems with the Food
Eating foreign food on a holiday abroad is usually one of the highlights for adult tourists but it might not be so much fun for the kids. As well as the risk of getting an upset tummy they might simply not like the stuff and end up eating junk all day instead. By going on self-catering holidays you will be able to let them enjoy some home cooking while you are away, with maybe the occasional trip to a restaurant.
Budget for Enough Cash
Running out of cash while you are far from home is one disaster you will definitely want to steer clear of. The first thing you need to do is have your budget clear in your head. By organising your trip through sites such as Eurocamp and Keycamp ones you will be clear from the start about this aspect of the break. Once you are there you will then need to resist the temptation to overspend.
Don’t Get Burned
Your kids will enjoy being out in the sun but don’t forget that their skin is likely to be very delicate. Even if it doesn’t seem that hot they could still end up badly burned. Don’t forget to take a good sun cream, preferably a waterproof one. You should make sure that they put this on several times a day.
Weigh the Luggage
If you like to bring gifts and souvenirs back home with you then you run the risk of going over your luggage allowance on the return trip, which can be very costly. The first thing to do is check your airline’s regulations on this matter. If you are definitely planning on buying a lot then take a small weighing device (such as the ones used by fishermen) to control the weight of the luggage.