Most parents would agree that sometimes just getting the kids up, dressed and out of the house is a mission. So the idea of a family round the world trip is surely mission impossible? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
It’s not so long ago that the suggestion of taking a gap year conjured up images of fresh-faced adolescents heading off into the big wide world for a great adventure before university. Well, the days are long gone when taking time out to travel was the preserve of a lucky few. More and more families are making the decision to switch off their TV, pack away the Play Station and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Of course everyone’s circumstances are different, but if you have even a few weeks to spare - travelling the world together is still an achievable ambition.
With careful planning and some expert advice (which is where we come in), taking time out with your family to travel round the world can be an exciting and fulfilling reality. Having kids needn’t mean shelving all opportunities for adventure until they have flown the nest. Travelling together is an incredibly enriching experience for the whole family which leaves you with memories and shared experiences that will stay with you forever.
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Many of us at Travel Nation are lucky enough to be parents with first-hand experience of travelling around the world with kids. When paired with our industry experience, we're perfectly positioned to plan and book your travel:
We can help you arrange an independent family holiday anywhere in the world, with child-friendly flights, transfers, accommodation and tours. We can also book you on to a family group tour where your kids can make friends with others during the trip, giving you more chance to unwind will they play!
Here are a few proven, family-friendly tours we recommend. Prices are per person (excluding flights). There is usually a discount for children so please contact us for an accurate price and more tour information.
We can put together an amazing itinerary for your family if you're interested in exploring Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific (Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti). We have great rates on campervans, family-friendly accommodation and a host of other arrangements that will guarantee you an enjoyable family adventure.
There will always be countless reasons why now isn’t the right time for your family to take the plunge, but here are just a few compelling reasons that might persuade you that now is the best time:
If your family is planning to keep up a blog or online photo diary of your trip whilst you're away, or when you're back, we'd love to hear about your travels and any hints and tips we can share.