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Tips to Plan Family Holiday

With the summer not long away, it’s very tempting to think of what you’d like to do during the summer holidays, such as visiting friends and relatives, going for picnics and of course, going on a summer holiday. But planning a holiday can be more stressful than it needs to be, and if you’re thinking about going on holiday this year, whether it’s a weekend city break, or a two week holiday somewhere hot and sandy, here are a few tips to help you plan your holiday with minimum fuss. book my trip

Start Early

While this may sound obvious, starting to plan your holiday a few weeks or even months in advance can make all the difference when you’re planning a stress free break. Get the family together, ask them where they want to go, and find out the best time for everyone to travel, when work, school or even college won’t be a problem.

Book Wisely

When it comes to booking a holiday, the best thing to do is pay using a credit card, because your money will be protected by your card issuer if your flights are cancelled, our if your chosen travel agent goes bankrupt. If you’re booking your holiday online, make sure that you’re booking with a reputable and reliable provider, as some websites may offer amazing deals on holidays, such as flights to India, but they could add extra costs on top of the initial price, so be aware of what you’re paying for.

Pack What You Need

Want and need are two very different words, and they can be used as great advice when it comes to packing your holiday suitcase and your hand luggage, so take only what you need on holiday destinations. Items such as medication, sun cream and mosquito repellent are essential items for a holiday, while items you would normally use at home, such as your car keys and a purse full of loose change are things you can afford to leave behind. Pack light and only take small cosmetics and toiletries to save on space in your bag.

Caribbean holiday with children

Is it hard to travel to Caribbean with children?

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 When you think about vacation in Caribbean, what most people have in their mind is the beach, the romance, the water and the sun. Not many people thought about spending their family vacation or holiday with family, especially with children. Well, after you read this article, you might have to change your thought about it.

 More and more people travel to Caribbean with children; from new born to older. I would not suggest travelling to Caribbean with your new born baby under 5 months as it might be a bit troublesome as baby need a lot of time to spend with; obviously that is not a holiday for mother anymore but other family members.

 There are now more hotels and resorts in Caribbean that create fun activities designed especially for children, some hotels even have dance class for kids. Not only children, many of them also cater for day care or babysit for infants. In this way, both the parents and the children can all enjoy their holiday in Caribbean.

Just remember always to check out for hotel deals,phone card and calling card deals in Caribbean before you travel

 For travellers who bring their babies during the travel in Caribbean, there are popular hotel below which offer nursery for newborn and toddlers:

 Almond Beach Village in Barbados

Almond Beach Village Resort Saint Peter Barbados (www.discountworldhotel.com)

In Almond village, the nursery for babies and toddlers are free. Not only that, for child under 2 years old they also provide an indoor and outdoor full service nursery. And as the parents you can enjoy yourself in your own activities provided by the resort too, which include golfing, water sport, kayaking, banana boats, snorkelling and with instructor too. For parents, just look out for the DRESS CODE in the resort

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Taking Your Kids on Your Island Holiday

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Are you planning on taking a family vacation? With all the tropical islands all over the world, you have a varied choice when picking an island as your family vacation spot. The best part about going to a vacation in the tropics is that it won’t be very expensive and most importantly is meant for the whole family. The sand, the sun, and the lapping of the waves as they hit the shore nothing is as soothing as a quite, serene holiday on a tropical island destination, unless of course, you are taking the children. Taking your children on vacation with you requires you to think differently about what you plan on doing while on the island.

You and your kids can obviously jump start the day by simply lazing around the beach, sun bathing, with kids swimming in the waters or digging in the sand making castles. But if your little ones are like most other children, they will want to be very active. There are plenty of activities you can do with your children. Kids can indulge in a half day sailing trip and have a snorkeling experience around the island’s coral reefs. They can see the magical and awe inspiring universe of the vibrant, vivid and vivacious sea creatures and plant life that live below the water. Children as young as 8 yrs old, with the aid of a scuba instructor can safely descend to a depth of 20 ft. For other children who don’t want to explore the ocean, they can be guided through glass bottom tours that will still let them see the ocean.

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