How to prepare for travels with kids
Do you want to start your world travel with kids, but you do not know how to plan a holiday with kids? Are you afraid it is going to be too much hassle to travel with young kids? Maybe you are scared of time differences and sleep schedules? Maybe you have nightmares about how you grab your toddler who wants to run off, while struggling with a screaming baby in one hand and a suitcase in the other hand. Your kids will probably assume the big mall is a playground. Your toddler will feel the urge to run up and down narrow plane aisles.
These things are actually just usual things for kids to do. There is no need to feel uncomfortable. Children are raised all over the world. Toddlers run, babies cry and teenagers get cranky.
You will need to cope with this behavior, act, and help your kids to behave in a pleasant manner.
We learned throughout the years that the only limitations are the ones, you set yourselves. Having many small children never stopped us from family holidays anywhere in the world. We live in the Netherlands and we have travelled with our babies from one month on, for the past 13 years. When we went to Hawaii with our 6 kids, the journey took us 37 hours altogether. Our two youngest were a toddler and a baby back then!
Travel the world with kids means kids will broaden their views and grow into more adaptive adults. We love to learn about different cultures, eat local food and visit interesting sites. We will see fancy hotels, but also wander around local markets. We truly aim to understand the unique character of the places we visit. Travelling means family quality time together and creating precious memories that we all share and will last a lifetime.
However, we realize many parents think it is difficult to take long distance flights or road trips with kids. Many parents also believe they should wait until the kids have grown up. We disagree.
The world will open up for your family when you embrace change, have the right attitude, correct preparation, and a flexible approach. Your children will grow into global citizens who understand the wider world. Your family will enjoy and experience freedom when you travel together and live your life to the fullest.
Things will never be perfect with kids, but we can promise you it will be fun, amazing, and mostly: unforgettable! You have to remember things can get pretty stressful at home as well. When you travel, you do not have to worry about the responsibilities of running a household and work.
Don’t wait and don’t let the time seep away from you, instead start making those memories now!
The moment you hike that magnificent mountain with your kids or swim in that blue paradise surrounded by fishes, you will know why you did it!
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