Nahdz is an expert when it comes to travelling with kids, more importantly, her kids! She shares her travels on her blog which is why we thought it would be pretty awesome if she could let us in on her secret… how do you travel so frequently with kids?
I often get asked how I afford it and how I manage so I decided to share some tips with anyone who would like to travel with kids. Travelling has always been a passion and after having children I decided that this wouldn’t stop me. I live a minimalist life, I don’t buy expensive clothes or shoes, I don’t get my nails or hair done, I only go out for special occasions and birthdays and because of that, I am able to travel often. My boys are fortunate to travel several times a year and they enjoy it. I think it is important to expose them to different cultures and lifestyles so I try to do that as much as I can. Ahaziah my oldest loves Jamaica and Micaiah my youngest loves Sri Lanka. I travel as a family of four, a family of three and also as a group as this is a great way of building different memories with different people, it also gives us the chance to spend quality time with each other.
When booking a holiday I book wherever is cheap. I put a number of counties into the search and filter the cheapest one, I don’t limit myself to a particular place because I genuinely want to see the world. For example, before booking Sri Lanka I was looking at all countries in the Indian Ocean along with Asia and Sri Lanka was one of the cheapest along with Thailand but Sri Lanka had better value for money so I went with that.
Be organised, you may well decide that you want to go somewhere in particular at a certain time so if you can, try to book in advance. When I took the boys to Disneyland Paris for Christmas I knew it could be expensive so I booked my hotel a year in advance which was very cheap and booked my flights as soon as they were released. Being organised means that you can search for deals, then you can usually afford to go away more than once!
Try Eurocamp! Last year was the first year we tried out Eurocamp and it was fantastic. If you don’t mind your accommodation being a caravan then go for it. For me travelling is all about the experience and staying in a caravan is so much fun. The boys love it, we play board games and have a BBQ. When I do Eurocamp I go with a friend who also has 2 children so we split everything which works out super cheap.
Put a deposit down. I cannot save. Something will always come up which I would sacrifice however if I need to pay a holiday balance or direct debit for a holiday it is just as important as any other bill therefore if I have put a deposit down I am going!
You only live once, So live your best life. Don’t get too comfortable, take risks and travel while you can.
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*All thoughts and opinions remain the authors own and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments of Sareta Fontaine.