When the guys from Go Euro got in touch asking us to share our top 10 #TravelLessons. We thought it would be a good opportunity to share some family travel lessons we have learnt since our boys were born.
Our Top 10 Family Travel Lessons
Have An Itinerary
We have learnt that having a rough itinerary works well with us as a family. Nothing is set in stone but having ideas of things to do each day means we can get up each morning and decide what we want to do.
With our days jam packed, We have learnt having a few hours before our dinner just to chill is great for the kids. They can play with their toys and we can sit back and relax.
Always have food
Travelling with kids can be stressful especially if they get hungry. We have learnt that having snacks with us helps to stop them whining
Enjoying our holidays is a top priority (isn’t that what everyone wants?) However, we have learnt taking pictures/videos means we have something to look back on in years to come. We love making photo albums or photo books of all our travel memories.
Learn the Lingo
Okay we have learnt we don’t need to be fluent but teaching ourselves and our boys some basic phrases is a great experience. When we go to France our eldest can order is own apple juice.
Walking around the towns/cities we visit we have come across so many wonderful places. We have learnt that getting away from the crowds is sometimes a good thing.
Our boys have tantrums at home…the same happens while away on holiday. We have learnt that we can reduce the risk of a tantrum but if its going to happen then there will be no stopping it!
Packing light can be difficult!
Packing for a family holiday can be difficult, especially when we have to fit in our youngest son’s food in case we struggle while away. However, we have learnt that using packing cubes really does help and we can fit everything we need into either 1 or 2 suitcases.
When things go wrong…don’t stress
Some things are out of our control like delays, traffic jams etc. We have learnt if we have back up plans in place like what happens when our flight gets delayed or having spare kit in the car in case we get stuck in traffic, can really help keep stress levels down.
It’s not always easy
Family travel is not always easy but it can be a magical experience watching your kids faces light up when they have experience something new. We have learnt that giving them life experiences that they might not get while at home makes family travel worthwhile.
What travel lessons have you learnt? Let us know in the comments below!
This is our entry into the Go Euro competition. You can read more information on their website