Hi, my name is Catherine, and I have always loved to travel. Rather than exploring ruins, museums and old things, however, I have always wanted to see new things. I love contemporary architecture, sparkling new hotels and things that look as if they are from the future. If you feel the same way, this blog will help you find cutting-edge, stylish, modern, 21st century and beyond hotels. In this blog, I plan to write about my travels as well as about how to find new hotels, what to look for in the way of modern accommodations and more. Please read, explore and enjoy your upcoming contemporary holiday.
Nothing creates memories like a family vacation. Travelling with small children in tow, however, can make for some interesting challenges! The following tips will help keep everyone sane and stress-free before, during and after your vacation!
If this is your first foray into the world of travelling with your kids, expect to go at a slower pace. Trying to rush things or cramming too many activities into one day will just frustrate everyone. Make sure that the motel accommodation that you choose is child-friendly (some aren't). Whether you're flying, driving or travelling via rail, make sure your children have plenty of entertainment to keep them occupied. This could be colouring books, reading books, small electronic games, or iPods. If driving, take plenty of breaks and have snacks and drinks on hand for the little ones.
If you're flying, call the airline and let them know you'll have children with you – the airline will usually allow you to board before everyone else.
Get Your Vaccinations
Depending on where you're going and how old your children are, you may have to get them vaccinated against certain illnesses and diseases. Talk with your doctor and let him/her know where you're going and when.
Consider Special Needs/Allergies
When booking your hotel accommodation, let the concierge know about any special needs or allergies that your child has. This will prepare them in advance and they can have everything you need ready when you arrive. Pack any medications in your carry-on bag to avoid the risk of it getting lost.
When going on day outings, make sure you bring everything you need with you, such as extra clothing, snacks and water, diapers, wipes, etc. You don't want to get caught without something essential, so make a list the night before. If the children are old enough, let them choose at least one excursion.
Preserve those memories
Cameras are, of course, a great way to create special memories for the whole family. Aside from photos, encourage your children to write in a journal (if they're old enough) or collect local postcards or ticket stubs. Have them create a scrapbook with maps of places they've been, lists of museums they've visited, etc.
Travelling with children of all ages can be a pleasurable experience if you plan ahead and know what to expect. Slow down and take time to create memories that will last a lifetime. Your entire family will come home rested, relaxed and ready to do it again next year!Share