Taking a family holiday is a great way to spend quality time, reconnect and make special memories together. You can all relax and enjoy each other’s company while exploring new places and having stress-free fun – right? Well, that may not be the case if you’re the one responsible for all the planning.
The truth is that every amazing family holiday goes hand in hand with meticulous preparation and constant organising. You’re often still ‘on’, checking transfer times and museum opening hours, making sure all the family makes it from A to B on time, and trying to ensure everyone’s interests are satisfied – and that’s just the beginning. If you prefer to switch off on your break, then here are some reasons to consider taking a guided holiday for your next family trip.
Someone else takes care of the logistics
Planning a family holiday takes a lot of work (and time) both before your trip starts and throughout your journey. By taking a guided family holiday you can leave all the logistics to the experts, so you can relax and spend time with your loved ones stress free.
Itineraries are designed with insider knowledge to make sure you and your family see all the highlights, and a tour director and local guides are on hand to make sure everything runs seamlessly. Whether it’s navigating the jungles of Costa Rica or the streets of Paris, let someone else take care of the details so you can keep your eyes peeled for monkeys in the leafy canopy or treats in the patisserie windows.
There’s something for everyone
There are dedicated family tours and river cruises that are designed to cater for intergenerational groups, from the wide-eyed little ones to the sometimes temperamental teens and the ever affectionate grandparents. Itineraries take into account different interests and offer something for everyone to enjoy, as well as fellow travellers in the same stage of life to enjoy them with.
Your little one can learn how to wield a sword at a Gladiator School in Rome, chuckling with his newfound partners-in-crime as they become gladiators for the day. The best part? Grandma will get to learn how to make authentic Italian pizza (she can host the dinner parties from now on!) and you get to take that iconic gondola ride you have always dreamed of, all in the same trip!
It will nurture family bonds
Between the business calls, emails, basketball or ballet sessions and the sleepovers, sometimes it is hard to find time to spend together as a family. Sure, you share the same space, but how often are you all really together?
Holidays provide the perfect environment to foster family bonds, a setting where you can be the happiest and best version of yourself without the distractions of everyday life. You are free to truly connect, to learn more about each other and share experiences that you will never forget.
It will foster personal growth
Travel builds social awareness and an understanding of different cultures around the world. Exposure to different people and places shape you and your loved ones, and sharing in the character building experiences of your children is priceless.
There is so much to learn outside the classroom, and taking a tour gives you and your family access to insider knowledge and unique experiences. You’ll hear stories from passionate locals and learn history from people whose families lived it, or who lived it themselves.
You’ll create treasured memories
Some of life’s most memorable moments take place when you experience something outside the norm. You’ll never forget watching the sun rise over the temples of Angkor Wat, checking out the incredible Pyramids of Giza, or watching fur seal pups going about their business on the Galápagos Islands.
Sharing these experiences with your family and being able to reminisce on goose bump worthy moments together for years to come, is truly special.
About Global Journeys
Global Journeys is an Online Travel Agency based in Noosa, Queensland, Australia that offers multi-day tours, cruises and river cruises. With a dedicated team of travel consultants and leading technology, Global Journeys partners with the world’s best travel operators to offer their clients over 5,000 trips to choose from worldwide.
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