Travel: Planning A Family Road Trip In The Philippines

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Ehmir Bautista

Children really benefit from experiencing diversity, which is what makes The Philippines and the hundreds of local dialects spoken across the archipelago such an attractive destination for families looking to go on a road trip. And don’t forget, that a family road trip across The Philippines can be just as fun and educational for a family of two. Single-parent vacation opportunities are growing all the time, so it’s time for single parents to get a little more adventurous.

Getting the basics sorted

Before we begin, keep in mind that a family road trip across The Philippines is quite different to spending two weeks in an all-inclusive Spanish hotel by the sea. The promise of adventure and the opportunities to go exploring are greater, so it’s a good idea to make sure that the vehicle you’ll be traveling in is appropriately insured. Get all your paperwork done and make sure that the car or van that you’ll be renting is in top condition.

Where to go and what to do

It’s also important that you plan your road trip route to include destinations that your children will enjoy. Even though gazing out of the car window on a road trip can be lots and lots of fun, it’s also tiring. If your children are going to spend a number of hours on the road, you need to make sure that every stop is jam-packed with cool things for them to enjoy. Kids who travel long distances to get to places that bore them, don’t make very good travel companions. You’ve been warned.

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Travel: 3 Ways To Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

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“I can’t afford to travel!”

That’s the number one reason people avoid traveling. Did you know travel is much more affordable than you ever imagined? Often, it’s not the cost of travel that hold us back; it’s the cost of life that clips our wings and keeps us {unhappily} in the daily grind.

How do we control the costs, get unclipped, and enjoy a travel lifestyle?

Here are 3 tips to make your travel dreams a reality.

Make Room for Travel

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Jazmin Quaynor

So many of us are sucked into the grind. Wake up. Commute to work. Skip lunch. Go home, exhausted. Collapse on the couch. Pay bills. Go to bed, only to wake up and do it all over again. This, for many, is “living.” However, this routine contains very little life. So, the first tip is to make room for life…and travel.

Pull out your calendar and choose your date of escape. Maybe it’s a weekend, a week, a month or longer. Just choose your date right now and block the time.

This is an important first step because you establish the goal and everything you do must support the goal. Where are you spending your time and money? If it doesn’t support the goal of travel, and traveling is important to you, ditch it or delegate it.

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Mum Lists: 5 Reasons To Travel With The Family

Mum Lists: 5 Reasons To Travel With The Family
Simon Migaj

Traveling is not only a fun and enjoyable family bonding activity, it is also one of the most life-enriching experiences we can give to our children. As they enjoy while traveling, they also learn about geography, about different cultures, as well as the big world around them they would only often see on the tellie. Whether we opt for a local destination or pull out all the stops and book a St John homes for rent on our next trip, the family is bound to not only enjoy the experience but also learn so much from the trip.

Although, parents might find a number of reasons to put off that travel adventure with their children, including budget, schedule, as well as other concerns, here are a few reasons why you ought to consider traveling with the family now no matter what age your children may be:

Making Memories

One of our primary goals as parents is to fill our children’s memory banks with wonderful moments and special events in their lives while they were little. These memories will live on long before the parents are gone and will be a source of never-ending joy and comfort throughout their grown-up lives.  What better way to build up on our little ones’ core memories than to fill it up with awesome travel adventures and activities that both the grown-up and children enjoys. May it be camping, going to the beach, or visiting the animals at the park, these travel adventures will be filled with special and once-in-a-lifetime moments that are bound to be remembered by the kids. You can also take many photos during the trip and make a scrapbook of your travel once you are home. Aside from photographs, you can fill this travel scrapbook with museum tickets, dried flowers and leaves from the resort you stayed in, as well as other mementos from your travel. The children are bound to enjoy the trip a second time as they help you finish your scrapbook.  

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