How to Make a Trip with Teens More Enjoyable

Posted on 16 March 2021 (0)

According to a recent blog post I read from James Grana, a Techy Ninjas blogger bragging of how much more fun it is to take a family trip, then when his kids were babies. He explains that most people don’t know that traveling with teens can be more fun and rewarding. However, a trip with teems comes with challenges that you must learn to overcome. Here are tips for making a trip with teens more enjoyable.

Involve Teens in Trip Planning

Don’t leave out the teens in your travel plans. Instead, ask them what they would like to do during the trip. Also, inquire about their preferred travel destination. That way, teens will also be happy about traveling.

Try Something Different

Travel to a place you’ve not been to before. But make sure that it’s an exciting destination. That way, you will build anticipation in your teens as they wait for the travel date. They can even brag about it to their friends. What’s more, consider engaging in travel activities like snowboarding, snorkeling, and hiking to a different place.

Fuel Your Teens’ Adrenalin

Think about ways to fuel the adrenalin of the teens before travel. For instance, talk about activities that are beyond what they already know. Take them holing at the Jenolan caves or scuba diving alongside sharks somewhere. You can even take them to New Zealand for a jet boating adventure. Make sure that your teens anticipate something different from what they know.

Choose Accommodation Carefully

Whether you have a small or large budget, you will need more rooms if you travel with teenagers. Therefore, choose separate rooms for your teens. Alternatively, go camping because this will give you the freedom to sleep in tents. Nevertheless, make sure that you have spate tents or rooms for teens.

Traveling with teens is a great way to re-live your youth. Nevertheless, you should involve teens in trip planning and make wise choices to ensure their happiness and satisfaction.  

Tips for Preparing for a Trip during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on 10 May 2021 (0)

Health experts advise against traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some people must travel for some unavoidable reasons. If you’re one of these people, these tips should help you prepare to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Check Policies

Before you travel to any foreign or local destination, check the hotel and airline policies. Most places, businesses, and organizations have policies that guide people to conduct themselves to curb the spread of coronavirus. For instance, wearing facemasks could be mandatory. Also, check the guidelines your travel destination has in place for social distancing and washing hands.

Pack Your Essentials

When packing for travel, have in mind the idea that you might authorities might ask you to self-quarantine. In some cases, you may not get in-flight beverages or food services. Therefore, consider packing your snacks. What’s more, water and foods might not be available in case of delays. Also, carry disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers because you won’t always get clean running water when traveling.

Get Tested

The travel industry is looking for ways to maintain safety. However, some destinations waive the requirement for mandatory quarantine for people with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test. However, check before traveling because the waiver can vary from one place to another. Additionally, you might have to fill a travel health document before you travel, and limitations vary depending on the destination.

Go Contactless

Consider downloading airplane, airport, food delivery, accommodation/hotel, and rideshare apps to help you keep social distance when traveling. You will also avoid touching more surfaces during the trip. In some places, you can use an app to get a room key.

In addition to these tips, consider getting accommodation at a place where you can self-quarantine comfortably if necessary. That way, you will have an easier time recovering if the authorities require you to self-quarantine. Nevertheless, preparing for a trip will enable you to overcome the unexpected and stay safe when traveling.

Luggage and Packing Tips for Travelers

Posted on 16 December 2020 (0)

When it comes to traveling, many people have difficulties deciding what to carry and what to leave behind. Essentially, no traveler wants to carry more than what they will need while away from home. What’s more, nobody wants to carry items they will not use and struggle to maneuver the airport with huge luggage. And, you don’t want to regret not carrying something while trying to pack light. To make things easier, here are luggage and packing tips to follow. 

Pack Extra Clothes in the Carry-on Bag 

What would happen if you lose your luggage? Does it mean you wouldn’t have something to wear? To avoid the embarrassment, carry extra clothes in the carry-on bag. That way, you won’t mind even if the airline loses your luggage. 

Checking Your Bag 

Airlines have varying guidelines that determine how passengers’ carryon bags for free or have them checked. Therefore, check the rules of the airline that you intend to use to avoid additional fees. If you plan to connect during the trip, find out more about the luggage fees or rules that you will be charged by the airlines. This is very important for low-cost or regional carriers. 

Bring Snacks 

Foreign travels are exciting and enjoyable as long as you plan your trip well. However, eating foreign foods can be a challenging task. Therefore, consider bringing snacks to tide you over when traveling. This will keep you comfortable until you find a perfect food cart or restaurant. 

In addition to these tips, avoid packing or carrying items that you won’t need or use during the trip. Essentially, try to pack light by carrying on the essential items. And most importantly, make sure that you have the right documents and their copies. What’s more, carry an appropriate amount of cash and credit cards securely.

How to Make Your First Trip Memorable

Posted on 23 July 2020 (0)

We all get excited at the thought of taking the first trip and that is mainly because of the novelty that traveling brings into our lives. Although the new environments, landmarks, people, and activities that you will come into contact with on the road can inspire lasting memories, you should also know how to make the most of every trip. The following ideas can help you to ensure a memorable first trip. 

Plan Well 

Even if you get a chance for a spontaneous trip, it is still vital to spend a few moments planning for the adventure. Developing a proper travel plan requires you to carefully choose a suitable travel destination, decide on the travel activities and put all the logistics like accommodation, food, and transport in place. For convenience, develop a comprehensive travel plan that meets all your travel needs and budget estimates. 

Interact with the Locals 

While there are various ways to explore a destination and its culture, meeting the locals allows you a one-on-one experience. Regardless of the season, you will always find plenty of locals to hang out with when traveling. Doing so will offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in various exciting activities, learn new skills as well as make friends. That could make your trip truly fun and memorable. 

Move Out of Your Comfort Zone 

You can hardly experience unique adventures if you only visit the same places and repeat similar activities. Daring to try new things and visit the less-traveled spots is one of the best ways to achieving memorable adventures. Consider trying some of those things that often scare you or make you feel different. Besides, the essence of traveling is to experience something different from your ordinary interactions. 

Generally, some trips are usually much fun than others. As a beginner traveler, the first trip might not live up to your expectations. However, the above tips will help you to ensure fulfilling and memorable adventures around the globe. 

Traveling when Pregnant with Twins

Posted on 31 March 2020 (0)

Despite what some may think, there is generally no danger in traveling when you are pregnant with twins. Even women pregnant with triplets can still enjoy safe and remarkable trips across the world. But, you should keep in mind the following tips to avoid any unnecessary risks along the way. 

Discuss the Travel Plans with Your Doctor 

Before the trip, you should first consult with your doctor about your fitness for travel. Pregnancies often carry various symptoms and complications that could compromise your trip if they are not properly addressed in advance.  The doctor will conduct a few examinations to determine your health and that of the baby. 

Based on your health status, the doctor may recommend therapies or prescribe medications to keep you safe during the trip. In case your pregnancy has certain risks or complications, the doctor may also advise you to delay or cancel the trip. 

Check with Your Airline about the Rules for Pregnant Travelers

Pregnant women can travel freely in all commercial and private flights. However, airlines have slightly different policies regarding when it is safe for pregnant women to travel. Today, many airlines advise the best time to travel during pregnancy is before the 37th week. For women pregnant with twins, new rules stipulate flying before the 32nd week. 

That means you may not be able to fly with some airlines if your pregnancy is older than 37 weeks. That is why it is important to first check with the airline before booking. 

Emphasize Comfort 

Traveling can be very exhausting for pregnant mothers carrying twins. That could badly affect your adventure. To avoid that, you should choose comfortable seats, wear light and loosely fitting clothes, drink plenty of water and take time to stretch your legs a bit during stops along the way. 

Traveling when pregnant with twins should be a fun experience and, an opportunity to create new lasting memories. The above tips are your best bet for safe and memorable trips during pregnancy.