Getting away for a couple of weeks in a totally new country can be stressful, especially when you have to plan activities that your kids can participate in and find the food they can enjoy. But I don’t mean parents have to give up travel just because they have kids. You just need to find the right place to go. So, how to call a destination kid-friendly? Check it out here:
When you travel with kids, long-time driving is a nightmare. Once you get to the destination, the travel time required should be limited from one attraction to another. 4 hours of transferring by car can make a visit to the national park less fun. So a destination with attractions easy to access is deemed child friendly.
Bumping roads, white-knuckle drives, rushing rivers, and slippery slopes should also be excluded for safety reasons if you travel with babies or toddlers.
We love trying new food but that might not be true with kids, especially when it comes to different food cultures such as food in Southeast Asia that relies on local spices and herbs. So a destination that has a lot of easy-access restaurants with the availability of menu items suitable for kids, high chairs for toddlers, and of course, food and drink that make parents happy, too will surely give it a big advantage.
Fun activities give your family quality family time to relax, be silly, and laugh together. Most people agree that the more time to spend outdoors, the better. Beach activities, running wild in nature, and seeing wildlife in national parks are some to name. Activities also teach your kids about the new world they visit and it would be great if the destinations offer experiences that help to soak up some culture (it doesn’t need to be museum visiting.)
Too hot or cold temperatures cause outdoor activities unenjoyable and uncomfortable, especially for kids. They will get cranky and make your day become a nightmare. So you might want to take a destination off the list if its temperature is extreme. A country with a temperate climate is perfect for family vacations.
It’s easier for us to travel to remote regions where exotic landscapes and culture make up for the lack of facilities. But kids need comfortable beds and living spaces. So a destination with a large selection of hotels or Airbnb will make your trip much more enjoyable. Look for hotels with stunning pools, comfortable beds, living space, cribs (if you travel with an infant), childcare service, or close to important services in case you want to buy basic necessities (you never know if you forget something while packing), and find medical help.
So now, you can start to research some kid-friendly destinations and make a plan to visit these places before your kids are too old to appreciate them.