My Mummy's World : Dreaming of a long haul holiday

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Dreaming of a long haul holiday

Jack has been on two holidays abroad, both to the same place, once when he was just 5 weeks old and once last week. These holidays have only been across to Europe but I keep thinking about taking him somewhere further afield, although now it would be in tow with two children

One place I've always wanted to take my children is Florida to Disney, yes I know everyone goes there but it is such a lovely holiday. There are other places in which I would love to go, more exotic places such as the Caribbean but for now I'll be dreaming. 

When I was younger my parents saved really hard to take me to Florida, but I think I went at the wrong kind of age. I was 13 at the time but still thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love for my children to have the whole Disney experience. I would also love to explore other parts of America, there's plenty to see and do there.

The only thing that scares me about booking a holiday somewhere a bit further afield is travelling with the children on a plane. Ok, well at the moment just Jack, but when his sibling comes along, how would I cope with two to entertain.

So here are some tips on long haul travel with children:
- Book your child a seat of their own, long haul you will be glad of a little extra space.
- Whilst waiting for a flight, let your children have some time to run about and let off some steam.
- Get them something new, even just a colouring book and wrap it as a present, the excitement keeps them interested for longer says AAUBlog
- Pack plenty of snacks 
- Keep it simple don't pack too much for on the plane says Mummy2Monkeys a colouring book, ipad with apps on or a few simple books is plenty.

There are plenty of other tips available around and you could always visit eShores for a good place for information and advice on long haul travel. 

Now I can go back off to dream of these holidays and save some pennies to put them into action.

Where would you really like to travel too?
Also, do you have any additional travel tips?


This post is in collaboration with eShores

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