Tackle Your Summer Holiday Head On

It’s summertime, the best time to pack the bags, book the plane tickets, and head off on a summer vacay! The internet is full of information on what to do, and what not to do but we’ve decided to make life a little easier, offering you all the advice you need in one place!

This is our ultimate summer checklist to ensure you tackle your summer holiday head on!

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Photo by Julie Johnson on Unsplash.

Part 1: Before You Go…

You’ll want to know where you’re going and what there is to do around the area. Boredom and children do not mix, as I’m sure you already know. While you might like lying by the pool all day with a good book, your little ones won’t feel the same level of enthusiasm… Water parks, zoos, and adventure centres are all great, so look for areas that are close to these.

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This may seem super obvious, but the amount of disasters we’ve heard of people rocking up to the airport only to realise their passports are out of date is shocking. Before you even think about booking a holiday make sure all family members’ have up to date passports. The same can be said for travel insurance. If you have multiple trip travel insurance, ensure it’s in date and covers you for your destination. Some health care providers offer travel insurance in their package, or give you a discount on travel insurance, so make sure to check that out!

When you’ve been saving for your family holiday for ages it’s no fun realising you’re going to have to skimp when you’re actually on it, or worse you get the dreaded notification you’re accounts been overdrawn on day three of a week long holiday! We suggest implementing a budget a month or so before going on holiday. Set a (realistic) average amount that you think you’ll be able to stick to, and start putting funds away in advance. This is especially important if using a different currency as exchange rates can lead to overspending big time!  

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There are a lot of factors that go into deciding whether to hop on a plane or ferry and go abroad, or keep it local on a staycation. It can depend on your kids ages, the method you prefer to travel, your budget, and basically what you think will be the most fun for all the family! So long as your kids are amused and keeping active, they’ll be happy.

There are so many options both at home and abroad when it comes to things to visit, and the type of accommodation you choose. If you want a bit of a pamper, and fun for the kids, a hotel with a pool or playground might be your best bet. If you’re feeling adventurous, a night in a “glamping” yurt could be for you!

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Photo by Elias Ehmann on Unsplash