I love traveling as a family. To be able to enjoy new experiences along with my husband, children, and sometimes even extended family, is a wonderful thing. However, every once in a while it's nice to get away without the kids!
Sure, there are challenges to doing this. Typically, there is even more to coordinate when planning an adult only getaway. You may need to schedule vacation time at work, besides finding help to stay with the kids. Decide if you'll leave them during a school break or when they are busy in their day-to-day school, sports, or other activities. Then, do you want to fly or go somewhere close to maximize your vacation time?
But, ahhhh...once you are there. Just imagine being able to sleep in, deciding as a couple where you want to dine without having opposition, or spending time at a nightclub without have to rush back and pay the babysitter.
So where to go? There are amazing all-inclusive resorts that are adult only. These include more bars, hot tubs, intimate tables for two, and more. A trip to Sandals Resorts is perfect for this. With upscale accommodations in tropical locations, they have planned activities and water sports, delicious food, and specialize in making you appreciate each other all over again.
Travel Tip: The locations of Sandals Resorts are not only fabulous tropical destinations, but they are in spots that are typically VERY easy to get to. Many can be reached by air non-stop from numerous cities throughout the United States. This is terrific in order to maximize your vacation time!
Are you a city person? Maybe water sports or beach time isn't your ideal getaway. So visit a city you've never experienced before. Explore museums and attractions, discover new foods, and then enjoy a romantic view from a roof-top swimming pool or bar! I love the bustle of cities from a relaxing point high above. If you've never experienced this, I'd definitely add it to your list.
The same is for cruise ships. Even though upscale cruises often have kid's activities, if you have children that don't like to separate and won't go to kid's camps or supervised activities, it's may not be quite as relaxing. So it's wonderful to be able to spend time relaxing together on a cruise.
If you are hesitant to leave the kids for an extended length of time, even upscale cruise lines offer shorter cruises. You might be able to find a short 3 or 4 night cruise during a period where the ship is transitioning between home ports or catching up from a longer cruise on either side. Plus, this is a great time to take advantage of the lower prices and experience a luxury suite or service.
Tips on Planning Your Adult Getaway
Let's face it, not everyone has family or can afford outside help to take care of the kids at home while you vacation. This is typically our challenge. However, I've found a few tips to help:
I'm all about taking family vacations but I always try to squeeze in some adult time along the way! Where do you like to go and getaway without the kids? I'd love to hear!
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Thanks for cruising by! Along with creating this website and blog, I work in an office full-time and as a mom to two energetic teenage boys. With our family's busy work and school schedule, we look forward to traveling during holidays. Although it seems that our family can never agree on anything, we do when it comes to vacations. We typically travel on cruises or stay at luxury hotels. We enjoy upscale dining, beautiful decor, excellent service, and spacious accommodations. However, with a family including two teenage boys, we still need family friendly and comfortable.
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