When you are a luxury travel mom who has a busy life, and there are always things to do, it is easy to forget about something that should be a priority: your family. In fact, the most challenging part of being a luxury travel mom is ensuring that everything else in your life doesn’t get in the way of enjoying the trip!
We all know how important our kids are, but did you know that they also benefit from getting away from their everyday routine?
And here at Travelistia, we want every mom out there to experience lavish travel like never before! So we have compiled some tips for how luxury travel moms can enjoy their holidays with less stress and more fun:
1. Do All the Research
Before you go, do as much research as possible. You can always ask other parents for advice, but sometimes it’s nice to know what’s going on yourself.
Research the Destination: Does your child have a favorite place? Is there anything specific they want to see or do? What are their interests in general?
Research Activities: Will they be able to participate in any activities while there if they don’t speak the language? Are there any special events planned by local organizations that might appeal to them (like art shows)? Do some research online about how much things cost at certain places so you can budget accordingly.
Research Travel Options: How far away from home do we want this trip to be based on distance from family members and friends? What kind of accommodations would best suit our needs at this point in time (e.g., hotel vs. cabin)? How many days/weeks should we plan on staying abroad before coming home again (if applicable)?
What transportation options are available once we arrive at our destination, which includes public transportation and private vehicles such as taxis/limos, etcetera!
2. Travel with a Partner
Traveling with a partner can be a great way to enjoy your trip and save money. Traveling with a partner can help you stay organized. If you’re both on the same page, it will be easier for both of you to remember what you need when traveling so that everything goes smoothly.
Also, having someone else by your side means that things don’t become stressful if there’s an emergency—that’s why we recommend traveling with someone who is on the same page as yourself!
3. Know What You Are Looking For
The first step to being a luxury travel mom is knowing what you want to do, see and experience. You don’t have to be a seasoned traveler or planner, but it’s okay if you’re not!
You just need the basics: where you want to go and how long (or short) your trip should be. If this is your first time traveling with kids, then start with some general tips on how much time children can handle being out of their parents’ sight without getting overwhelmed or upset by fatigue or boredom.
4. Get Help and Ask Questions.
The first thing to do is ask for help from friends and family. You’ll have many questions and concerns, but having someone who can answer them for you will make all the difference in how much time you spend worrying about your trip versus actually planning it!
• Ask your kids what they would like to do while visiting their grandparents—and then ask them again when they visit! Kids are always up for new things, so don’t be afraid of trying something new with them if it sounds fun (and safe).
• Ask your partner what they would like from this trip; sometimes couples need some alone time anyway—and sometimes they just want each other’s company at all times!
5. Be Flexible
Flexibility is one of the best ways to save money and stay sane. You may think you’re in control of your travel plans, but if you don’t have a backup plan in place just in case something goes wrong or if you need to cut costs, then it might be too late already.
When choosing where to go on vacation with your family or friends, think about what kind of experiences they would like out of their trip—for example: do they love going out at night? Do they prefer spending most time indoors? Would they rather be near nature than in urban centers? All these questions will help determine what kind of destinations will work best for them (and thus save costs!).
It’s also essential that people know how much time they have before returning home so that everyone knows precisely when given instructions from either parent or child should begin packing bags into suitcases/backpacks, etcetera…
6. Plan on a Few Surprises
You can’t plan for everything, but you can do your best to ensure you’re prepared.
• You’ll be surprised by the beauty of the world and its people. This can happen when you’re traveling alone or with your family, but it’s always an exciting moment when someone gives you a gift or shows up at an unexpected place—even if they’ve been on your calendar all along!
• You’ll also be surprised by what discoveries await during each trip if you are a luxury travel mom; these range from learning new skills or experiencing something different than anything else in your life (like seeing alligators!). And maybe even finding love along the way!
7. Put Down the Phone
You’ve got a lot to do, trying to do it all. But there are just some days when you’ll find yourself checking your phone every few minutes and finding that you’ve missed something important, or worse yet—you haven’t done anything at all!
So here’s the deal: put down the phone for good. It’s distracting but time-consuming and frustrating when trying to enjoy our travels (or any moment). If we don’t have access to our devices for long periods, we often feel like there’s nothing left for us outside of work because everything else is so much easier with the technology at hand.
If this sounds like something familiar, how many times per day (or week) do people spend on their phones or other electronic devices? And what happens if they don’t have access?
Tips to Follow if You are a Luxury Travel Mom:
Use Your Phone as a Camera: If you’re travelling with your family, they will have their own cameras and smartphones. However, this can be helpful if you want to snap photos of your surroundings and send them to friends who aren’t on the trip.
Bring a Small Laptop or Tablet: If you know that someone in your group will need access to wifi or the internet during their journey, it’s worth bringing along an extra device for them—and not just any old computer will do!
Some luxury travel moms prefer tablets because they’re lighter than laptops but still, provide enough power for basic tasks like word processing or browsing social media sites while offline (in other words: when no wifi connection is available).
Bring Extra Batteries: Traveling means having limited access to electricity, especially during cold weather when there might not even be electricity in certain areas. For example, in Alaska, having multiple backups could come in handy if our phones run out of battery life before we reach our destination.
We hope you enjoyed these tips in our blog on how to be a luxury travel mom. Suppose you’re still overwhelmed and want more help planning your trip. In that case, we recommend contacting a professional travel planner or taking advantage of the services offered by some of our partners.
James is a co-author with one his friends at Travelistia. He loves to write adventure stories and explore adventure filled destinations.