The Easter Holidays are coming around quickly now and with that in mind, we’ve got Stuart from Uni Baggage offering their “5 Top Tips to take the Stress Out of travelling as a Family”.
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There’s nothing better than getting away from it all for a week or 2 and jetting off on a nice relaxing holiday with your family. Well, in theory there’s nothing better but often in reality travelling as a family can often be chaotic and stressful which is the exact opposite of what a holiday should be about. So should we just accept that family holidays come with stress as an added extra or are there ways to cut it out and get down to enjoying your time off? The good news is that there are ways to take the stress out of traveling with your family and we’ve got 5 tips for you on just how you can do that.
Book Activities In Advance
Pre-booking as many activities and trips as you can is a great way to save money as well reducing the stress of trying to organise things when you get there. When you book in advance you avoid lengthy queue. Queues, as anyone who has children can testify to, is a sure way of creating stress and tantrums so cut them out where possible. Planning ahead makes sense both from a financial point of view and an emotional one so do the work before you go and you’ll thank yourself you did when you’ve got more time to lie at the pool instead of standing in queues.
Send Your Luggage Ahead
Did you know that there are services available like Uni Baggage who will pick your luggage up at your door and deliver it to your destination, so it will be waiting for you when you arrive? This is not only a sure-fire way to reduce stress and save time, it’s also a great way to avoid extra baggage fees at the airport for overweight bags. Skip the baggage check-in and breeze past the baggage carousel when you land and feel the stress and tension just wash away as you get straight into the taxi to the hotel.
Whether you choose to send your luggage ahead or not you should still pack smarter. Most people just fold their clothes then pile everything else on top and hope for the best. By investing in vacuum bags you will be able to pack much more clothes in your suitcases leaving lots of space for extras such as tablets, toiletries etc. This will save on the amount of luggage you need which again saves on money but more importantly it cuts down on the work you have to do lugging them around, unpacking and then repacking before you leave.
Expect The Unexpected
If you go into your holiday with a positive mindset accepting that not everything will go according to the plan or play out the way you see it in your head then you will save yourself a lot of needless stress. Remember it’s not what happens to us that makes us stressed, it’s how we choose to react to these events so even if things go wrong just chalk it down to experience and go with the flow. The last thing you want to do is lose your cool in front of your kids as this will only make them react badly, so play it cool and have the mindset that you can deal with any potential problem and everything will fall into place.
Leave The Baby Accessories At Home
One major mistake that a lot of parents make when travelling with young children is going through the hassle of bringing their own prams, high chairs, car seats etc. This is stress you can do without, especially when you can simply rent all these things when you get there. Once again just make sure that you sort out all of your rentals before you leave, that way it will all be sorted out and waiting for you when you arrive.
Travelling with your family doesn’t have to be stressful, actually it should be enjoyable. You work hard all year to earn your precise family time so stick to these tips and take the stress out of your next trip.