Its no secret that family road trips can be incredibly stressful –
Especially if you have multiple children, and many, many miles to go. We have all seen the same blog repeated a thousand times with a myriad of activities to keep children occupied during family road trips, and yes, in a perfect world, all children are content to color and play with pipe cleaners and quietly keep to themselves for hours on end… but back here, in the real world, children have to use the bathroom, (always at the WORST time), they get bored (understandably so), and this boredom and frustration over the inability to get up and use up some of the endless energy they can’t help but have, often ends with tearful tantrums on their part, and equally frustrated parents. In this article we will provide a list of activities to keep your little one(s) occupied, but we will go beyond that and focus on family roadtrip ideas for parents.
To be clear, the following family roadtrip ideas are not a cure-all, nor are they a “one-size-fits-all” solution, but they are
1. Make sure your household bills are up to date
This may sound obvious or even pedantic but you really need to think about something like this. Last year I went on a tour that was 3 weeks. It covered the last 2 weeks of one month and the first week of the next month. Once of my household bills from the first month hadn’t arrived before I left and was delivered whilst I was away. This meant I had no way of paying it for that month. When I got back I was greeted by final demands as this particular authority was known to be ruthless with non-payers.
2. Check your travel and medical Insurance
It is important when going on a long trip you have the correct travel and medical insurance. The last thing you want is to be stuck in another country and something happens you need to produce a credit card to save your life. This also relates to Number 5, if you haven’t told your bank you are going away and you don’t have proper cover you could be in
When it comes to travelling, the world truly is our oyster. But technology really can open it up even further. Research has shown that using a smartphone and the apps available to the adventurous traveller can make planning, booking and exploring the world more informative, exciting and in many ways, a lot easier.
Apps have been created for a wide range of purposes, and this shortlist helps us to find just a few that may make travelling a better experience for you.
Hotels, hostels, guest houses and more
Whatever your budget, you’ll be wanting to find somewhere to stay. Rather than taking a gamble, many would agree that having access to a review site is a wise way of finding accommodation that has been previously rated well by other travellers. Two such apps include Orbitz and TripAdvisor, which offers lots of photos that have been uploaded by people, rather than those stock photos we often find on the advertiser’s website. This gives us a true representation of the hotel and the app makes it quick and easy to search different accommodations seamlessly.
Camping more your thing?
When it comes to camping, a decent campsite is about more than just good toilets. You’ll want to be
Most of the travelers avoid planning anything for a short getaway because they think they would have to put too much money into only a short break. This is not always true.
Let’s begin with why you should plan a getaway. Firstly, everyone needs a break every now and then. This helps us to stay positive, experience new surroundings and refuel our energy. Since a long vacation is not always possible and might take a longer time to happen, a weekend getaway is the perfect solution to it.
Here are some tips that would help you to plan a perfect weekend getaway!
1. Begin to Plan
This tip is especially meant for the travelers who delay their plans. Wish to enjoy your holiday? Everything is in your control. You just need to plan right for the trip. This is the hardest part of your getaway, and if you get it right you are likely to have a successful trip.
There will be plenty of fears that will probably let you down. Lack of time, too high costs and thoughts of failure are common. Condition your mind to get over these. Repeat in your head that it’s possible to get it done.
Confused about the destination? Simply
Most people these days are over enthusiastic about an adventure backpacking and why won’t they be? After all, these days’ people hardly can enjoy an extended vacation due to extreme work pressure. So the prospect of a hiking trip seems extremely appealing to most people. As appealing as it might sound, going hiking is not everyone’s cup of tea.
A good alternative to hiking which is well within everyone’s reach is travelling in an RV. Both are similar in the sense that you can choose your travel destination and go wherever you please with complete independence. But in addition to freedom, you can travel luxuriously in an RV. But like any other travel medium, careful planning is the key.
Here are a few pre-travel tips for you to follow in case you are using an RV:
- Choose your destination: It’s true that in an RV, you can go places as you please and not that much meticulous planning is required. But still, you need to have the basic idea of where you want to go. The internet is the best place to do some research and find out about all the interesting places you want to visit. Also, you need to jot down
The process of applying for the visa necessary for you to travel or migrate to another country is challenging. For an ordinary person, this may be series of complicated steps. Good thing there are experts who are very much willing to help you simplify the process. Immigration consultants will also help you achieve a successful visa issuance.
Visa Interview Tips
Be Prepared – Experts highly emphasized that you must know some significant information regarding your country of destination. Oftentimes, the more you know about where you are going and why you must go there, the better you will do. There are some officers who begin their interview in a casual way, asking you to search your country of destination in a map. Some officers might have specific questions regarding the program you intend to take up if you are applying for a student visa.
Always speak for yourself – You must not bring your parents or any of your family members during the interview. Bear in mind that you will be interviewed not your parents or relatives. So be very prepared to speak on your own behalf.
Be concise – Be reminded that oftentimes, officers are under a considerable amount of time to perform