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If you want to spend quality time with your children, to help them learn and grow and to gain a better understanding of the world, then you must travel. Life is becoming too busy for quality time, but a holiday will force your family to down tools and spend time with each other.

If you are worried about the hassle of travel, don’t be. Your children will surprise you with their adaptability and affability when the hold on their regular routine loosens. Watching your children engage with different surroundings will invigorate your sense of wonder and open your eyes to new experiences and encounters. Travel with children provides insights into local cultures that you do not get travelling without children.

Of course, it is not always easy to travel with children. It can be stressful trying to incorporate the necessary routines, such as afternoon sleep time and early bed time, but there is a lot you can do to ease this pain. Getting the pace of the holiday right is crucial. Preplanning, flexibility and the right mental attitude are necessary tools to ensure your holiday is exciting and peaceful. If you approach your holiday with a spirit of adventure, you have a better chance of converting setbacks into opportunities.

A big part of getting the planning right is to choose a suitable destination and holiday type for your family. Whether you go on a camping trip, flop and drop in a resort, cruise or take an adventure holiday, things will not always go as planned. But let’s face it, they never do with travel or with kids.

Travelling with children may not be glamorous, relaxing or thrill seeking, but families who travel invite their own type of adventure and deserve to be applauded, encouraged and respected. With a bit of preparation and a positive attitude, travelling with your children is easily achieved.

Kerry Boiko

Kerry Boiko  

I have over 15 years in the travel industry and have been travelling the world for the past 20 years! On last count, I have visited more than 50 countries, many of them twice. I have had such wonderful trips in my career, such as climbing Mt Sinai in Egypt, watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, eating bugs in the Amazon and flying across the Grand Canyon. I have experienced the culture of Europe, the mystery of North Africa, the intrigue of Asia, the diversity of the Americas, and have spent a year exploring the vastness of Australia. I am experienced in organising both domestic and international travel, including cruises, honeymoons and round the world adventures! I also have expertise with business travel, in particular assisting SME’s with travel policy implementation and cost savings strategies. Travel Counsellors allows me to give you, my client, the specialised service you deserve, at a time that is convenient for you. I am available to visit you in person or speak to you by phone. I pride myself in ensuring that your travel is exactly what you dreamed of so please contact me to arrange your next holiday or help with your business travel arrangements // www.travelcounsellors.com.au/kerry.boiko