Schedule Some Downtime

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Waiting In Line Is Not For Kids

Trip Stages

Preparation, Traveling

Trip Types

Animals, Any Trip Type, Budget Travel, Culture, Family Vacation, Nature, Pleasure, Romantic, Shopping, Traveling with kids

Age Groups

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

World Regions

Time of Year

Any Time Of Year

Having a packed schedule, running from one activity to the other, can be hard even for adults. If you’re traveling with kids, make sure to give them some time to relax. If they’re young, they probably used to have a nap during the day. Preventing this might cause tired, angry kids who are not fun to travel with. Even if they’re older, they might be ok with a long-lasting day or two of ongoing activities, but even they need to relax after a couple of busy days. Depending on your family habit and kids’ ages, plan to have some downtime at least every couple of days. This helps keep your family refreshed and ready to explore, and it keeps everyone happier throughout the trip.

Final Thoughts

Downtime can be anything that helps you and your family rest, relax and regain their energy. You could take a nap or TV time at the hotel; you could relax by the pool, go to the movie theater, sit at the park for a few hours, and anything else that works for you.

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