Do you love to get out and about with your family? It may be freezing cold and dark outside, but the New Year will be here before we know it, and what better way to banish January blues than planning your next adventure? If you’re starting to think about where to travel next or what kind of trip to take, here are some ideas that may inspire you.
Camping and glamping
If you love the great outdoors and you enjoy spending time with the kids doing activities and exploring, camping is a brilliant idea. Camping isn’t for everyone, but the introduction of plusher, more luxurious options has increased its appeal. If you don’t want to survive on a cold, lumpy floor, you can discover more about airbeds online, or you could even consider upgrading your tent for a log cabin, a chalet, a pod or a vintage caravan. Glamping is all the rage, and there are so many options out there. In terms of destinations, you can camp just about anywhere. Consider how far you want to travel, what you want to do and how much you want to spend. You could book an inexpensive staycation, or you could travel the world. Camping is a great option if you’re visiting the UK, France or Italy and there are also some fantastic campsites available in Australia and New Zealand. Have a look online to get some ideas for destinations, look at different accommodation options if you’re not keen on the traditional tent, and compare prices.
Road trips are part and parcel of family life for many of us. When you go on a road trip, this is a fantastic way to see the world and make memories without blowing the budget. You can travel as far as you like and you can choose locations based on what you want to see and how you want to spend your time. If you’re loading a car up, you’ll need to look at accommodation options. If you’ve got an RV or a camper, this will take care of both transport and lodgings. Road trips in the USA are world-famous, but if you fancy traveling further afield, Iceland, Switzerland and Scotland are fabulous winter options, and Spain and Portugal are perfect for beach-based adventures.
You may not assume that city breaks are the most family-friendly vacation option, but they’re actually a wonderful choice for kids. When you’re in a city, there’s loads to see and do and no risk of spending your time off listening to groans of boredom. Visit LA, New York, Boston or Washington if you’re staying at home, or tick off London, Rome, Barcelona or Paris if you fancy a European adventure. You can visit museums, theme parks, theaters and major landmarks. If you’re looking at city breaks, try and plan a rough itinerary before you go and work out how to get around. This will save you time when you arrive.
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2017 is drawing to a close and what better way to start 2018 than thinking about where you’re going to travel next? Hopefully, this post has given you some food for thought.