For many people, travelling can be quite stressful. There are a number of stresses that go into being on the road, including getting there, finding accommodation, and figuring out how to keep yourself entertained while on vacation. The last thing you want is for your trip to feel like work! Especially if you’re tired of being in Sepang all the time. By planning ahead and preparing some activities for your family gathering, you’ll be able to make sure that the whole trip is relaxing, enjoyable and fun! Hold off your grocery shopping for a bit and plan your travels:
1. Make your travel plans
If you’re planning to do a lot of travelling, then you should book your flights and hotels as soon as possible. Last-minute travel plans can be very expensive, so book as soon as possible and be sure to book early enough to get the lowest fares and best availability. There are also a number of websites where you can compare flights, hotel deals, book your flights and find other family-friendly activities.
If you’re living in a small place, finding meeting places can be a struggle. But hang on — you won’t need to travel far for these things. In practice, you may be surprised how easy it is to find local groups, clubs and events to organise family fun together.
I organise many family trips around a local park or beach. Depending upon the weather, I either organise a local walk to take us all out for a leisurely walk (most fun activities can be done in nature too and make you feel more energised than in a hotel), or I organise a short trip for kids on scooters and pedal boats to get a bit of exercise (my favourite activity is to take the kids on a canal boat ride — everyone loves that!).
Other family-friendly activities include lacrosse, basketball and soccer (there are plenty of skills and games that you can learn as well! Check out my guide to some great family-friendly activities to play). Hang on — did I mention adventure? Yes, there are plenty of activities to create a truly unforgettable family trip. Check out some other fun family activities that you can organise!
I love to cook. If you’re planning a trip and having a hard time coming up with ideas, then go online and look at what is on offer. You’ll be surprised what you find — lots of different fun and easy-to-make meals that you and your family can enjoy.
2. Choose the right accommodations
When you’re looking for accommodations, consider what you need. Do you need a hotel, a hostel, an Airbnb, or another type of lodging so you can experience a place other than Sepang? If you’re travelling with a family or a group, or have a lot of luggage, you may want to book a hotel with a kitchenette or two rooms. Travellers facing quarantine often mentioned that, if they had to choose between a local budget hotel or a high-end boutique hotel, they’d choose the boutique every time. So do your research when looking for accommodations and don’t settle for a place that’s not an excellent choice for you!
If you and your family plan on grabbing a bite to eat every so often, I recommend getting an online meal delivery service. These services allow you to choose from a list of pre-selected restaurants and have them delivered to your door or hotel room! Of course, it is always a good idea to also research whether there is a restaurant in your destination. Deciding where to eat can be a stressful process, and nobody wants that stress on their trip.