If you are planning to take your family to the other side of the planet, there is much to consider; arranging everything in advance takes away a lot of the uncertainty when travelling abroad, and with that in mind, here are a few tips for planning a foreign family holiday.
- Do some online research – There’s no doubt that researching a strange destination enriches the holiday experience; the more you know, the better prepared you will be. Imagine having everything ever written within a few mouse clicks! Google is your best friend and should be used effectively.
- Choose a family-friendly resort – If NSW is your destination, look no further than Angourie Resort, a family-friendly establishment that ticks all the boxes. Booking online is convenient and you can find some amazing deals for family accommodation; don’t forget to read the online reviews when looking at resorts, as this gives you an accurate picture of what to expect.
- Take out health insurance – People are more likely to have an accident when in unfamiliar surroundings and hospital treatment can be very expensive. A family policy would cover most things and you also need to insure your personal belongings when abroad. This can be sorted online and with a secure online payment, the policy is activated, covering you while on holiday.
- Take a first aid kit – Search online for ‘travel first aid kits’ and order one that contains everything you need to treat cuts and scrapes. It makes sense to be prepared, especially when taking your family to a strange country.
- Pickpockets – Unfortunately, there are pickpockets everywhere and these criminals target foreigners, as they are less familiar with the way things work. Buy a travel bag online, one that is worn like a sash and has many zip pockets where you can keep money, passports and insurance documentation. For around $30, you can protect yourself from professional pickpockets who are always on the lookout for an easy mark.
- Travelling with kids – It is certainly embarrassing when your toddler starts to cry during along flight and while we don’t have any magical cures, there are things you can do to reduce the risk. Make sure they are tired when you board the aircraft and some kid’s sleep medication would be a good thing to pack in your carry-on luggage.
The key to a smooth holiday experience when taking the family lies in your preparation and we hope the above tips, along with the convenience of eSIM Europe and simify, help you simplify your preparations for what will be the ‘holiday of a lifetime.