White sand beaches and gentle turquoise waters seem ever-more alluring during winters when the days are curtailed and cold. But preparing for a long-haul trip with children can sometimes feel a bit of a chore. Forget images of jet lag and nightmarish journeys because long distance travelling is easier than you think and the rewards are endless.
Many exotic, luxurious places can seem assigned to honeymooners or romantic get-a-ways but there is an abundance of family-friendly resorts just waiting to be discovered.
Vacations are not always really vacations. Traveling can take a lot out of you. Throw in a kid or two and it’s like running a marathon. Pacing is the key to success, especially when you’re on the type of trip I like to call an adventure. Walking the family along the Great Wall of China or listening to your kids plot how to play tag with sheep in Northern Ireland, fall into the adventure category.
In bed late, moving and shaking early, and often exhausted enough to sleep for at least part of the plane flight home are just a few of the signs of a good adventure.