As you have seen from my earlier post, I have been thinking about the future and writing my bucket list. Several items are travel related…
Everyone needs to plan a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Even if you don’t actually get to go on it, or it seems completely out of your reach, the fact that you have taken the time to plan your dream can be very rewarding. Giving yourself something to aim for is definitely the best thing that you can do to get you through your day-to-day. After all, why stick with the average? When you have children, it can be easy to fall into a trap of accepting second-best, but the truth is that it’s fine to travel with kids if you’ve got the confidence to do so; you just need to make sure that you are considering their needs as well as your own.
If you have never thought about where your dream location would be, think about climate that you like and what you’re into. If you prefer beaches over cities, being active over lazing or even the other way around, there are destinations which will be able to tick all of the boxes for you if you look hard enough.
A Warm Weather Constant
If you’re after a summer when you’re escaping your winter, you will need to choose a place that is working on opposite seasons. For a lot of people, this place is Australia. Their summer months come at the end of the year, when we are traditionally swapping greetings card depicting scenes of snow and people wrapped up in scarves and gloves – so what a perfect chance to get away? The great thing about Australia is that there is always something to keep you entertained no matter what you’re into. Let’s not forget that we’re talking about a huge country here which takes hours to fly from one side to the other. There are great places to shop such as the Melbourne markets, beaches, cities, the Outback, rainforests, rivers – everything that you can think of that will be able to occupy you for the day.
Keeping On The Continent
There are so many countries that make up Europe, all with completely different qualities. There are tens of languages, hundreds of cities, thousands of sights and millions of people. The food differs from country to country, which is usually only a short plane ride away – a great excuse to really ‘go out’ for a meal. The Eurostar gives us an amazingly easy access route to a good handful of these delightful places, which is a lot easier to be able to transport children around by. Of course there is an excitement from travelling by plane, but this can quickly be pushed to one side if the children are tired, anxious or want to get up and move about when they can’t (think about seatbelt restrictions). There are so many different climates to discover all across Europe that it’s hard to pinpoint just one particular location. The further south you venture, the warmer it will be, but this doesn’t mean that tripping across the continent in the summer means that you won’t be getting the better weather in the north.
Whatever you do and wherever you go, have a great time!