Being a parent is a full-time job. And as if it weren’t taxing enough, for many mums and dads, it’s not their only one. With so much on your plate and more added seemingly every day, it’s hard to find time for the things you love – including travel! Check out these 3 top tips for ambitious parents who love to travel!
3 top tips for ambitious parents who love to travel
While we’re waiting for the chance to explore our beautiful world once again (an opportunity which, it appears, is not too far away on the horizon), now might just be a good time to start planning.
So if you’re hoping to travel some time soon but need some helping managing that delicate work-life balance, take a look at these three top tips for ambitious parents
1. Look after the pennies…
…and the pounds will look after themselves, right?
So your mother always told you, but these days you’re probably looking back and wondering how on earth she managed it!
Parenting is expensive and modern life even more so, so it’s important to snag those savings where you can find them, from cutting costs on your weekly shop to bargain hunting when it comes to those little treats!
Keep track of any savings you make and be sure to save them rather than spend them, so they can go towards your future travels!
2. Keep the momentum
Parenthood is basically the process of furthering another individual’s personal development, from scratch.
But what about your own goals?
If you want a way to continue your career progression wherever you are in the world, consider remote study with a flexible institution such as ARU Distance Learning. Many of their courses take place entirely online, allowing you to study at your own pace while fitting neatly around your travel ambitions and your family!
This option may be less appealing for your week away in Barbados, but if you’re planning a long-term travel adventure, this is the perfect way to continue your growth.
3. Seize every chance
Whether it’s two weeks in the Bahamas or six months travelling across the continent, we don’t always have time to make the travel plans we would like. Work, finances and daily life tie us down and some limitations are just unavoidable.
So if you find yourself putting your globetrotting dreams on hold, rethink family travel and master the art of the day trip.
Ok, so a day at Blackpool beach might not be the same as sipping cocktails under the sun in Spain, but bring a bucket and spade and your children’s faces will light up just the same!
Though small adventures may lack the exotic excitement you so crave, your kids will look back on these excursions as treasured memories throughout their lives. For an extra personal touch, leave your phone in your pocket and grab yourself some disposable cameras (they still exist!) so you can enjoy your trip without any distractions and still capture those precious moments on film.
Follow these three tips to balance the things that matter to you most.