Traveling at the last minute is a hassle. You will need to pack a lot of things and organize all your belongings, all while you are getting your documents ready, and all while you are making sure that you are able to get to everywhere you want to and need to be. Now multiply all these troubles with two or more people, and worse, a family. Traveling last minute as a family can be difficult, and it can be made even worse when you have to tag along children. If you are anticipating last minute travel with your family, then you may need to take note of the following tips.
- Are your children already the right age to go and travel with you, and appreciate everything that they see? Bringing kids along on a trip that involves museums, churches, long walks, and even hikes is not only dangerous and clumsy, but it can be wasteful. Think about it: you want to bring along people who will remember the trip, be consciously enriched by it, and truly love and know about the things that they see. Bringing a baby along to a museum is not only wasteful on your part, but it can be disrespectful to other museum goers who will be disturbed by a sobbing, bawling child.
In other words, if you can leave your children at home and if you know that they will not be able to appreciate certain things until they grow much older, then don't feel guilty. Find a good babysitter, leave your children with some relatives, and go off and travel. Take the older kids with you, the ones that don't need a lot of taking care of in order to enjoy things. Not only will you save money, you will also enjoy your trip more.