Around Christmas time each year, when we have a little more time on our hands, we plan our next year holidays. I always enjoy this, love discovering new and exciting places to go, finding nice hotels and the whole planning itself. We sit down with my husband in the evening after the children have gone to bed and just look at travel sites for inspiration.
Apart from the prices are being a little bit cheaper when you book a good few months ahead, it also gives us something to look forward to. Then in the next few months after we booked the flights and the hotel we just virtually explore what is there to see and do – this is especially important now that we travel with our children.
Traveling with children always requires a bit of planning, I wrote a post about it just before we had an overseas summer holiday this August: 10 Top Tips For Overseas Holidays With Small Children
For 2018 we already have a few things booked and our summer holiday plans are folding out too. Next year, we won’t travel overseas, we will stick to the European continent only. Although, we really would like to explore new and exotic destinations like The Caribbean or The Maldives this maybe has to wait a year or two, since the children are still too small.
So far, we have our Hungary travels booked – I’m from Hungary and we’re planning to visit the grandparents in the next half term and again in June.
We already have two other short getaways booked too: a trip to Malaga at Easter (I love Spain, I used to live in Spain for a few years – so I need my annual doses of Spanish sun!). We’ve never been to Malaga, so we’re looking forward to this family adventure. We have also booked a short trip to France during late spring, to Villefranche-sur-Mer (this is our favourite spot in France).
But we still haven’t decided about our summer holiday and currently looking for small villas to rent in the Mediterranean. Maybe Spain, maybe Greece, will give it another think and book during Christmas.we only ever shop for travel deaks on boxing day anyway!
Also, since my parents will be over a few times for a week or more – we might squeeze in a last minute weekend away just for the two of us. It’s so important to spend some quality time together as a couple, when we are not mummy and daddy, but the person who the other one fell in love with. Going away is perfect for this. We can totally escape from the daily routine and squeeze some extra ours of sleep in too? Even though, we keep talking about the two little pickles and missing them badly by the end of our getaway!
This is a collaborative post.