Being a single mum to three little girls I am yet to brave taking them all on holiday abroad, we’ve done UK breaks which have been lovely but I am starting to get sick of the English weather and am craving some fun in the sun with my little ladies.
This year we have way too much on so I know it won’t be possible but looking forward to 2017 I would love to take myself and the girls away some where lovely for a week or two. The girls will be just that little bit older as well so I think it will be just the right time for our first over seas adventure.
Right now however is the perfect time for me to start doing my research, firstly as I just love holiday dreaming, looking at beautiful hotels and imagining us playing in the pool and secondly it will give me plenty of time to prepare, work out exactly what we are after and give me the time to budget in order to save up for the perfect break.
So first stop would be looking online figuring out where I would like to visit – top of my list is Greece, it has been somewhere I have wanted to go forever, the flights not too long and it isn’t ridiculously hot which makes it an ideal destination for me with young children in tow.
Accommodation wise of corse we need somewhere family friendly so top of my checklist for picking the hotel is; short transfers (no one wants to be on a coach for hours after a flight), lots of activities for the girls and kids clubs for all ages, all inclusive – this is a break for me too so I don’t want to be cooking if it can be avoided. Checking out reviews from other parents are the best way to gain a real insight travel blogs like Mini Travellers are so helpful when you are holiday hunting.
Now I know exactly what I am after finding a good deal is essential for us, going abroad with three children will never be cheap which is why planning well in advance is wise. I’ll be looking at the money I have coming in and going out each month and deciding on a realistic amount we can budget to save for a holiday and putting it away somewhere like in one of the new types of ISA where it will not only be out of sight so less likely to tuck into it but also earning interest (think of the extra ice creams!!!)
With a budget figures out and my checklist at the ready holiday plans are in full swing for 2017 I am off to browse some more for our perfect getaway, if you have any tips or suggestions I would love to hear them!