Family Travel Tales
Family travel tales from a Spirited Family is a little diary that I intend to fill with travel adventures for my travel loving Spirited family. Feel free to wander along as we go in search of some wanderlust around the world. Hopefully our travel tales will inspire you to share some of your own travel tales with us. We are always ready for an adventure even though private school fees restrict the travel BUDGET!
We are travellers… I live for a holiday and often joke that I only work to travel and go on holidays! Although, I’m not socially awkard and I love being around people, I just can’t bring myself to holiday with the masses. I don’t like overcrowded spots.
That being said, we prefer to have frequent breaks rather than wait for one long holiday at the end of the year. Also, frequent travel breaks gives us way more options to travel as a family. Travel need not be something exotic and a budget breaker.
You’ll be amazed at how budget friendly family travel can actually be once you do proper research! We often just take a road trip with the kids. The furthest we’ve travelled by car has been 7 hours down to the South Coast of Durban. 7 hours in a car with your kids, aged 9 years and 2 years…well let’s just say that we chose to fly rather than drive after THAT road trip 🙂
I do love a road trip as there are so many “undiscovered” places to see and experience. After all “Happiness is a journey… not the destination”. More often we opt to just hop on a airplane and just get to the destination as quick as possible for our own sanity.
We are a travel family
We have never travelled without our kids, obviously besides prior to having the kids 🙂 We are a travel family. They are a part of us as much as we are a part of them. To travel as a family also opens up your mind to new/other possibilities that you might not have deemed important to check if you were travelling sans kids.
We do however try and take a Summer vacation when it’s Winter in South Africa though… just so that we can break away from the cold for a while.
Family travel tale tip
Once we start planning a family travel trip, there are a THREE things that we absolutely MUST have:
For me: Good and proper accommodation – NO floral bedding!
For Dude: Location! Easy access to various transport options.
For a family travel: Child friendly environments, child friendly activities preferably on the premises or in very close proximity or easy to travel to.
I’ll share some tips and tricks as we navigate our family travel tales BUT for now we’re planning a family travel trip in July 🙂
Keep an eye on my social media if you want to follow along on our family travel tales.
Where have you last travelled to or where do you want to travel to next?
P.S. The pictures I took on different family travel trips. You might see them again when I write about those travel tales.