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Making holiday memories: Family Holidays

Some of our fondest memories as a child are spending time on family holidays, it didn’t matter whether we travelled aboard or camped at a local camp ground they were all memory’s that last a life time. Have a read below to see some top tips on how to make the most of your family next holiday from

Time off work and school is a precious commodity. We know everyone wants to have the best family holiday, the kind that makes memories that last a lifetime

Leave Your Phones at Home

This is one for the brave parents. We all know separating our kids from the black mirror of their devices can be tricky at the best of times.

Family holidays are a time to connect, so why not disconnect from your devices entirely? It’s a challenge more and more families are undertaking as they choose to leave their phones at home. Distancing your family from distractions means you’ve got more time to live in the moment, explore the world around you and, most importantly, spend every precious moment together.

See the Sights

We all love photographs. Our early years with our kids are precious and it’s important we document the milestones and the special times. However, it’s worth remembering that photos aren’t memories. When you’re on holiday make sure you put down the camera and jump in the pool, don’t just take a picture of the water.

Whether your kids love posing for photos or would rather be hiding out of shot, why not give the enforced photoshoot a rest this holiday and instead spend more time in the moment?

A great way to document your family holiday whilst stilling living life to the full is through using cameras such as GoPros. These action cams don’t get in the way of the excitement and will offer you some fun footage to edit when you get home.

Push Your Comfort Zone

This means different things to different people. One family’s idea of fun is another’s worst nightmare; it’s finding a balance that’s key. Family holidays offer a whole playground of new opportunities from water sports to wild winter retreats. Before you embark on your trip away, plan some activities for you and the family to try. It can be a fun surprise for the kids or something you all decide on together.

A brilliant way to make memories as a family, pushing your comfort zone is rewarding at any age. Working together as a unit using a new set of skills is a great approach to bonding and discovering hidden abilities.

Do Nothing Together

It’s a busy world out there, most of our time gets eaten up by work and school. Sometimes we all just need to chill. When better than when we’re on holiday with the ones we love? Take time to relax together, whether you’re sitting by the pool, lounging on the beach, or watching the world go by from a bench in a city square. It doesn’t really matter where you are in the world if you’re all in that place together.

Make Family Travel Diaries

When you’re settled back at home and the last grain of sand has been shaken out your kid’s shoes, family travel diaries will bring you back to that special place you had on the beach. Whether you choose to document your trip the old-fashioned way in a travel journal, or use state-of-the-art software, is entirely up to you. Little ones will love getting involved and it’s such a great project to get to work on when you’re home.

Share memories and glue in photographs and keepsakes like shells and plane tickets. Every holiday must end, but family travel diaries stick around forever. A few years down the line, you and the kids will look back and relive all the best bits again. Websites like Travel Diariesoffer great inspiration allowing you the freedom to document your holiday chapter by chapter.

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