Holiday time is precious because if you are anything like me, you don’t get to take as many holidays as you want to. So you want to make sure you make the most of it. That means you want to choose the types of holidays that will suit everyone in your family.
It is important that you select a practical holiday destination and an itinerary that will keep everyone happy.
Types of Holidays For Your Family
Main Holiday Features
When planning a family holiday there are a few main considerations to take into account.
Because every family is different, they will all have different needs. That also means that each family will have their own idea on what makes a perfect holiday. Let’s explore each of the different aspects that make up the types of holidays that could be your perfect family break.
Think about your family’s eating habits and the kind of food they enjoy eating. It might take some convincing to get a table full of picky eaters to sample exotic Asian street food. Or if your family have creative tastes, they might be bored by a vanilla family buffet. Part of going on holiday is trying new things, so you can push the comfort zone boundaries a little.
Entertainment and Activities
What do your family like to do when you go on holiday? Do you enjoy water sports, relaxing on the beach or by the pool, getting out to see the local sights, shopping, or immersing yourself in a new culture? Consider the things you enjoy doing when picking your destination. You don’t want to end up feeling like a fish out of water for your whole holiday and hating it!
If you are traveling with kids, do they travel well? Or will you have to listen to a gazillion different ‘are we there yet’ questions? You may choose to pick a faraway destination to do all of your travel at once, then only take short trips around after you arrive. Or is it better to spread your travel across your holiday so you get to see as many places as possible. Think about the best mode of transport for your destination and ensure that everyone can travel safely with car seats if needed.
What do you think is the best thing about going on holiday? Is it a chance to relax, or to explore. It is important to know that so that you can plan accordingly. You don’t want to pack every day with activities if all you are after is downtime. Vice versa, you don’t want to turn up at your destination, want to experience the place and not know what you can do.
Choosing the right kind of accommodation can make or break your holiday. Whether you love staying in a tent, campervan, motel, hotel, beach chalet, mud hut, a house boat or a bed and breakfast, nothing else will compare. Don’t try and rough it if you love electricity and creature comforts, and don’t stay at an inner-city apartment if you thrive on getting close to nature. Pick accommodation that makes sense for your family and make sure there is enough room for everyone!
What Don’t You Like?
Sometimes the easiest way to make a decision is to look at the negatives. It can help to narrow your choices down really fast! So think about the things you want to avoid on your holiday - maybe they are language barriers, the inner-city, the wilderness, crowds, or touristy spots. It is easy to know what you don’t want which can then make travel decisions very simple.
The Perfect Holiday?
Let’s face it, it’s going to be hard to please everyone in your family 100%. So when you are thinking collectively about the types of holidays you enjoy, everyone will have to make a little bit of compromise. Every experience can only be great if you make it great. So ticking the boxes on the right kind of holiday and going into it with a positive attitude and an open mind will make it the perfect holiday for your family.