How To Survive A Long Flight With Kids
Mar28

How To Survive A Long Flight With Kids

Air travel can be stressful for everyone, from unreasonable security measures to delayed or canceled flights. Parents have even more to stress about when flying, crying babies, fussy toddlers, and fighting siblings will fray anyone’s nerves. Whether you are visiting family or taking the vacation of a lifetime, sooner or later your family may find yourselves taking a long flight. Some parents opt to take late-night flights, hoping the kids will sleep through the bulk of the trip. Other families just try the best they can to keep the kids entertained. Before you find yourself trapped in an airplane for hours with your kids and a crowd of strangers, it pays to prepare. You’ll need to fit everything from snacks to entertainment into a few small bags. Can you really bring enough toys and games to keep your kids busy for hours without leaving those tiny airplane seats? Is there a way to keep them entertained without invoking the ire of nearby passengers? What if your child really does scream for the entire flight? Here are some tips, ideas, and plans that can help smooth out the trip for everyone involved.   Remain Calm Travel can be exciting, especially if your child has never been on an airplane before. This enthusiasm can lead to a child who is incredibly worked-up over an experience that basically amounts to sitting still for several hours. Well-meaning parents may encourage this enthusiasm, but when planning for a smooth trip the last thing you need is a child that is over-the-top excited. While air travel is a unique experience, your child’s expectations should be pretty close to reality. “We’re going to fly above the clouds in an airplane going super-fast!” is likely to result in a kid running in circles with delight and anticipation. “We will have to spend a lot of time waiting and standing in lines, and when we get on the plane we will have to sit in our seats for a long time,” is more likely to prepare your child for the trip. Don’t be too gloomy, but save the exciting parts of air travel for when you’re actually there. Watch the planes take off and land, look out the window while taking off and landing, but try not to get the kids too excited beforehand. Bring Toys Toys can be a great way to keep kids busy during a long flight, but they could just as easily become another headache for you. The trick is to bring the right toys for your particular tot. Parents of older children tend to let them pack their own toys, but the kids...

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Top 3 Crete Holiday Resorts
Mar26

Top 3 Crete Holiday Resorts

  If you quite fancy a stint in the sun on the Greek isle of Crete this summer, look no further for your handy resort guide. Choosing the right resort is crucial in having the holiday of your dreams, so think about what it is that you really want to get from a trip to Crete and match it to the following before you head off to find Crete holidays online: Hersonissos Party people head straight to Hersonissos. Do not consider another resort, do not try to save pennies by staying out of town, do not pass go. Hit Hersonissos and it will hit you back just as hard, with its lively bars, clubs and beach scene. If you’re looking for a bustling, busy, active stay, the atmosphere of Hersonissos is sure to be right up your street, with shopping, clubbing and watersports galore.   Stalis Families should have a look at the quieter resort of Stalis for a relaxed yet fun break. The beautiful golden sand beaches are perfect for hours of play, and the smattering of shops mean that you can find everything you need on the resort. With a pleasant open air museum, and plenty of watersports to choose from, there’s enough going on in Stalis to keep boredom at bay.   Gouves Ideal for couples who want to simply get away from it all and relax in each other’s company, Gouves is a small, peaceful resort boasting idyllic bays and sandy hideaways on the beach. For long, leisurely lunches and romantic evenings out, restaurants, cafes and bars will cater for your every whim. There are many holiday deals to Crete available online right now, so enjoy a browse. Keep in mind the differences between the main resorts and book accordingly, to guarantee a trip that lives up to your expectations.   Related Posts: Europe on a Budget: The Top 10 Destinations On The Continent!     Images courtesy of  Karpati...

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3 Fun Family Destinations in Costa Rica!
Feb07

3 Fun Family Destinations in Costa Rica!

Family travel can be a lot of fun, but it can be expensive. If you are looking for affordable options for family fun in Costa Rica, you’re in luck! There are many affordable budget travel options available in Costa Rica. Here are some fun options to try out with your family on your next vacation to Costa Rica: Museo Nacional de Costa Rica Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is a great and affordable place to make some unforgettable family members while your family learns more about the history of Costa Rica while having fun. Adults pay $8, and students pay only $4! Visit their website at: http://www.museocostarica.go.cr/en_en/visitas/horarios-y-tarifas-de-visitas.html?Itemid=110. You can also contact the Museum at (506) 2257-1433 / (506) 2257-1434, or by emailing informacion@museocostarica.go.cr Selvatura Butterfly Farm and Insect Museum Check Selvatura out at http://www.selvatura.com/Your children will love seeing all of the beautiful species at Selvatura Butterfly Farm, and will bug out over all of the cool insects at the Insect Museum. You will need to contact Selvatura for rates for your family, but if you only visit the Butterfly farm and insect museum, you will not pay much at all! This is a great option for budget travel. You can email info@selvatura.com for more information. The Pacific Coast and the Carribbean Coast Costa Rica has beaches along both the Pacific and Carribbean coastlines that you can explore with your family. On the Pacific side there are more tourist attractions and you will find many more people, but on the Carribbean side your family can have some quality time in a more peaceful setting where you can see live tropical animals enjoying their natural habitat. Many sections of the beach are free to visit. Your family can definitely make some unforgettable family memories there! Image courtesy of domdeen at...

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