When it comes to school holidays, many people would love to spend time with their children exploring new places abroad and taking in new experiences, but that may not be possible for everyone. There is a never-ending search to find more affordable ways to travel with your kids, but if you can’t find any abroad, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have new brilliant adventures with your family. Many people forget there are plenty of places on their own doorstep that they haven’t visited. There are new experiences to be had everywhere, and you can have just as much fun without having to spend as much money. Here are some of the benefits of deciding to holiday in your own country:
Traveling can be less stressful
Airport trips can be extremely stressful if you are traveling with children. You need to make sure that you are prepared and ready so that you can be there on time with all of your documentation and anything else you need. There is then the need to usher everyone through security and then entertain them for the length of your airport wait and flight.
Traveling to places in your own country can be much easier. If you are driving, that means that you can set off at any time of the day, so there is no rush, and you can easily accommodate if anything goes wrong. There is no need to have documents with you, so you don’t need to worry about losing them. It is so much more convenient, and you have the freedom to drive wherever you want to while also feeling comfortable because you are driving a vehicle that you are used to.
Even if you have to catch the train, there is no worrying about a language barrier when you get to where you are going, so you can spend more time focusing on what is going on around you and having fun.
Accommodation can end up being a lot cheaper as you know you will be able to find better deals yourself, or you will be aware of the more affordable options.
When you are traveling around the UK, there are plenty of campsites and caravan sites where you can pitch up a tent or hire a caravan. Austrack Campers, RV’s or a caravan that you can pull along with your car could be a great idea if you like to go away often. It means that you always have accommodation ready to go, and somewhere that you can easily keep all of your things without having to move them from place to place. There is also more of a chance that you can be more spontaneous with your decision to go away. There isn’t a need for all the usual planning. If you have a free weekend, you could take your kids and go on an adventure.
There are also plenty of budget hotels and hostels that have family rooms that are perfect for a few nights.
If you have friends around the country, you might also have the option of staying with them.
You will discover so much
Many people think that because they have grown up and lived in a country for their whole lives that there is nothing new to discover, but that is not the case. Even if you only travel 30 miles away, there is so much to learn and explore. Different parts of your own country have their own history, regional foods and drinks, and landmarks. It can help you and your children to learn more about your own heritage by visiting historical landmarks or taking a trip to the museums. You’ll be surprised about how much you didn’t know about places that are so nearby.
You will also discover new places that you love. If you really love one of the places that you visit, it could become a place where you create memories regularly with your family, giving them a special place nearby that they can always go back to when they are older.
Traveling in your own country can save you money. There is no need to spend money on expensive flights that you have to pay for a long time in advance. You can jump in your car and drive there without any hassle. You know how much everything is worth, and you know where to get the best deals, so you won’t be taken in by any of the tourist traps, and won’t pay high prices for things that you know aren’t worth it.
Being more affordable means that you will be able to take more trips, rather than just having one holiday every year or so.
It is easier
It has already been mentioned above that you won’t have to deal with the stress of the airport and making sure that you have everything that you need, but there are other things that make traveling with your children in your own country easier.
You speak the language, which means you will never get caught out by a language barrier. You will be able to confidently book your accommodation, read directions and menus without a hitch. This is especially useful if you are traveling with fussy eaters who will only eat certain foods. It will also allow you to feel more relaxed because you don’t have to worry about acquiring new language skills before you go away.
When it comes to travel, you will be able to drive everywhere, or you will already know how public transport works. There will be no surprises, and if you ever get lost, you will have access to the maps on your phone without having to undergo any extra charges.
There are so many advantages to traveling around your own country with your kids that it is at least worth a go. You never know what you might be missing out on by just sticking to your town or city. Get out there and see what new sights and experiences your country has to offer you.