Most of us love getting away from the daily routine by taking a holiday, and summer is the perfect time to do so. For some, the destination isn’t too important; they simply want somewhere they can relax and do something a little different. For others, however, we’re overwhelmed with the number of beautiful places in the world, And we want to share all of them with our children. Especially if you have young children, travelling long-haul can be quite a feat, so in this post I’m looking at some of the most popular destinations for family holidays right here in Europe.
Other than consuming a lot of coffee, I’ve had to come up with ways of getting through a long car journey with a 5 and 2 year old. Well, the 5 year old is easy to entertain. The 2 year old however, he’s the trouble maker.
So, you have finally decided it is time to plan that holiday of a lifetime and splash out on one of the best adventures you could ever hope to have. Planning this amazing break doesn’t have to be the mammoth task it may initially appear to be, but rather a breezy process where you can get the practicalities out of the way quickly and efficiently. Meaning you can get down to the business of crossing the days off on your calendar until you jet off somewhere magical.
Over the years I’ve stayed in a hotels, apartments and private villas. All have their advantages. But thinking about our first holiday as a family of four (whenever that may be), I’ve been swaying towards a villa holiday.
We love going away with my in-laws. The boys love spending time with their grandparents and we enjoy the adult company. Not to mention the possibility of a date night for me and Joe!
We’re getting to the point in our family life where we are craving a family holiday abroad. We knew it would be a while before we could afford/cope with a trip with both boys on a plane, but both my husband and I are getting ‘cravings’ for a proper getaway.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Bear doesn’t have the sort of personality I can cope with on a long journey. He’s energetic, bubbly, loud, easily annoyed and although he’s a bundle of joy, others may not see him as that.
So for our benefit (and the benefit of other passengers!) we’ve stuck to UK breaks for the last 3 years. Don’t get me wrong. We adore exploring our country and will continue to do so, but we just want a bit of sun, sea, sand and swimming!