This is guest post by David Milsont
Travelling with kids is an altogether unique experience, wherein you learn several interesting things apart from enjoying your journey and relishing the beauty of the places that you explore. And you feel really good when you give that much-needed attention to your kids and rest of the family members. After all, holiday trips are all about sharing some precious moments with your loved ones and collecting unforgettable memories which you can cherish throughout your life.
The kind of experience that you get while travelling with your little one is hard to describe in words. And in today’s world, wherein you have to struggle with fierce competition 24/7, planning a family trip can actually bring a world of difference in your life. Whether you talk about your professional life or social life, you encounter tough competition everywhere. However, when you plan a family holiday trip you can easily stay away from all those things for a couple of days.
So, if you have a small child at home, and you are planning to go on a road trip with them, you can consider the following tips to take your holiday experience to a next level.
1. Select A Destination With perfect Weather
As autumn is in full swing in Australia, you have to pick a family holiday destination accordingly. So, find out all those destinations that you can explore during autumn in Australia. For example, you can choose from places like Orange in NSW, Yarra Valley in Victoria and Litchfield National Park in Northern Territory if you want to spend some quality moments with your loved ones in a tranquil destination.
On the other hand, if you are planning to explore beach holiday destinations then you can stick to places like Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, Noosa Main Beach in Noosa, Whitehaven Beach in Whitsundays, and Bells Beach in Victoria. In addition to that, you can also consider destinations like Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, Hyams Beach in New South Wales, and Cable Beach in Broome.
Whenever you pick a destination, don’t forget to think about your child first.
2. Rent A Comfortable Vehicle
It’s important for you to rent a comfortable vehicle so that your little one can have a good time while travelling. For example, if you are planning to explore the outback destinations, then it’s better to rent a 4WD at a reliable rate. Considering the fact that, 4WD road trips are extremely popular among Australians, you should also try one this time around, if you want to explore the places with plenty of natural beauty.
3. Pack Your Baby’s Toys & Clothes
When it comes to travelling with kids, nothing remains more important to you than packing their favourite toys and clothes. In addition to that, you should also pack baby food, so that you can feed them easily whenever they feel hungry. It’s extremely difficult to handle a situation when your little one starts crying due to hunger. And imagine, if you do not have anything with you to satisfy their hunger, what will you do. Of course, you will start panicking, but that won’t help, right? So, if you want to stay away from any such situation, it’s better to pack your bags with baby food.
In addition to that, you should also pack other important things such as toothbrushes, mouthwash, shower gel, sunscreen, and comfortable clothes for rest of the family members. If you are planning to carry out activities like swimming, fishing, and hiking etc., then you also have to pack clothes for those activities.
4. Book a Child-Friendly Campsite
One of the most important things that you must do well in advance is to book a child-friendly campsite. You can collect the information about all the important campsites near your destinations, and then book the ones that are perfect for you. On top of that, if you are also thinking about taking your furry friend (dog) with you, then you need to confirm from the authorities of the campsite whether they are allowed or not.
So, book those campsites wherein your family can have a great time.
5. Prepare for tacking potential problems
It’s quite true that when you hit road continuously for a couple of weeks, you may face a lot of problems with your vehicle, or any other kinds of complications, so you should get ready to tackle them. Imagine, if a tyre of your vehicle encounters a problem, how will you tackle it? The only way to deal with such a situation is to carry a spare tyre with you. Apart from having a spare tyre, you should also be armed with right car maintenance tools.
In addition to that, make sure that you pack your bags with long-lasting snacks, carry a first aid kit, and use right navigation apps – to reach your destination safely.