Holidays for single parents could be a nightmare, or maybe not. Here they are some useful tips to enjoy the journey with your kids with no stress, just fun. Follow Tapsy!
Life for a single parent can be very hard to handle, sometimes. Taking care of your kids is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be stressing or depressing, because every difficulty brings opportunities. This is even more true when you go on holiday with them, why get stressed when you can have fun?
Here they are some useful tips about holidays for single parents, hope they can help!
HOLIDAYS FOR SINGLE PARENTS: TOP 7 TIPS
1. DO RESEARCH
Hey, lone parent! Don’t limit yourself, you can go and have your dream holiday even if you’re single and with kids. The secret is planning. Do your research, organize everything and, possibly, leave your job and your phone away from the holiday. Time spent with children must be quality time, the less you have, the precious, so don’t get distracted and live every minute with them.
2. BOOK IN ADVANCE
For a lone parent, booking in advance and directly with airlines, camps or hotels could be better deal than using operator packages. So be patient, sit on your computer and look for the best option comparing between the most convenient ones. Your pocket will thank you!
3. LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS
Not everyone wants to do the same kind of holiday you were thinking about, so talk with your children. If they are old enough, they will already have a taste and some ideas of what they like to see or do. Sports, museums, amusement parks, outdoor, indoor activities… Let’s talk about that! They will feel engaged and can’t wait to go.
4. TRAVEL LIGHT
Please don’t, don’t, don’t bring useless stuff with you, go with the essential. You can’t pretend the same from your kids, they would take with them their favorite game or diary or clothes, but this is a good chance to teach them how to be a real traveler and bring just the useful things.
5. TRY SOMETHING NEW
There will be always something you’ve never done before, so try it! Involve your kids in new activities, don’t book always the same place for the same vacation, challenge yourself. The link between you will get stronger!
6. BOOK TOURS FOR CHILDREN
If you are planning to book a tour, be sure it is good for your children! Standard tours could bore them, because information is not tailored for kids, the language can be hard to understand or the duration could be too much and get them tired. In this case, I have the perfect solution: book a Tapsy tour with me in some of the most fantastic European cities!
7. GO ON ADVENTURE!
Who said that you have to quit with adventure travels? If you and your kids are brave enough, you can challenge yourself and go on intrepid travels through the world, a small research on the internet will show you many possibilities to have a safe and fun time in the nature.