My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Foreign holidays as a family ... Eeekkk!

Perfect plan or asking for trouble ...?!

Oh, how life changes ...!

The Man and I have been together for over 8 years now. For the first 4 years of our relationship, we lived with only each other to think or worry about, and with very few commitments, we were free to do pretty much whatever we wanted. Sadly, there are one or two things I do wish we had done in that 4 years that we put off for too long and therefore never ended up doing.

One of those things was enjoying a foreign holiday together!

It was something that we talked about on a number of occasions, but we allowed insignificant obstacles to get in the way and never ever booked those tickets! There are so many places I'd love to go, so many countries I'd love to see, but I am actually a very inexperienced traveller! Don't get me wrong, I have been lucky enough to visit a few very beautiful places outside of the UK, but compared to many, I have seen very little.

Now, all these years later, there is nothing stopping us from planning a holiday. Not even a foreign break. However, we would have completely different priorities now compared to those we had back in 2005! Instead of breathtaking views, we'll be thinking about baby-friendly resorts, and instead of space for a mini-bar, we look at space for a cot. Yes, any hope of a holiday for us now will be a family holiday, and we will have to consider so many different factors!

There are a number of destinations on our 'to-do' list, a list which seems to have been built around the one dream holiday which we plan to take in a few years time - A Disney World, Florida holiday. Wherever we go, we will primarily be looking at low cost family holidays, and deals that will benefit us as a family of 2 adults and (soon to be) 3 children! Things we will need to keep in mind, apart from overall cost, are: 

Family friendly Resorts
Spacious accommodation with appropriate facilities
Age appropriate entertainment
Distance of chosen resort from attractions/amenities

This is to name just a few! 

It is common knowledge that one of the best ways to get a cracking deal on your foreign break is to go for a last minute deal, of which there are always some great offers available. Whilst this may not always be convenient when you have a family, it can be a perfect option to go for if you know exactly when you wish to travel, for how long for and the budget you would like to stick to. If you are not too fussy about destination, then this would definitely be a great avenue to explore. Although, using a holiday price comparison site would search so many different agents and providers, there is sure to be something to suit everybody!

Whether you are looking for a sunny break , or one on the ski slopes ... City breaks or relaxing cruises, taking advantage of the free service offered by the likes of Icelolly.com promises to take the stress out of the searching, finding and booking process for you. And I don't know about you, but if I am booking a holiday, I like the the planning to be as smooth as the holiday itself. After all, stress is for the nursery runs ... right?!

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    Thank you for article, that was very educating. Especially the part about getting space for a cot instead of space for a mini-bar... :)