When families go on holiday, they often end up whisking their partner and kids off to some tourist trap-filled destinations like Disneyland. Sure, seeing their childhood heroes in life and interacting with them is a child’s dream come true, but those long-distance trips can eat at our budget and break the bank faster than you can imagine. Although it’s nice to treat them to these magically holidays now and then, you shouldn’t get used to it due to the immense cost of a luxurious holiday.
But you don’t need to go far if you want to go on a holiday, and this article will teach you just how you can get a satisfying holiday while maintaining your budget.
Head off to the beach
Heading to the beach is a fantastic way for your children to unwind and relax after a long school term, and it’s also the perfect short-term break for you to let go of your worries at work. They can swim, play games, eat some delicious food and enjoy the sunset as you wrap up in your towels and head off back to your resort or hotel. It’s cheap, cheerful and there is a lot of fun to be had to keep your children entertained the whole way through.
Time for a road trip
Road trips are made to be enjoyed by the adventurous, so if your family loves adventure then you shouldn’t miss out. Motorhome rental is affordable and you don’t need to bring much to have fun on a road trip. Some games or entertainment to keep the kids busy in the car and some sporting equipment is usually all you need to enjoy yourself on a road trip. As long as you practice safety first and plan out a route so you don’t get lost, you can be spontaneous on your road trip, take lots of memorable pictures and show your children what it’s like to explore the world.
Visiting other relatives
Visiting other relatives might be a boring holiday, but if they live far away then it’s a good excuse to get out of your city and into another one. Visit the grandparents, cousins or even distant relatives who live far away. It’ll give your children a chance to interact with the rest of the family and you can even get together for special family occasions such as a birthday or anniversary.
Weekend breaks to another city
But getting out of your town and into another city doesn’t have to come with a reason. Simply book a hotel or even better, an Airbnb in another city, learn what that place has to offer and explore it with your family. Much like a road trip, only you don’t have to hire a motorhome and you have a comfortable bed to sleep in. It might be a little costly staying at a hotel, but at least you don’t need to pay for an expensive flight to a distant location. If you go the Airbnb route, don’t worry about cleanliness, most people use an Airbnb turnaround cleaning service so it’s just like a holiday cottage. You won’t need to worry about language barriers, you can get to and from the location quickly and you’ll be able to show your kids more of their home country.
Disclosure: collaborative guest post.