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Traveling With Kids? Here's How You Can Still Relax

October 01, 2018

Vacations are one of the things families love to do together most, but going on vacation with your little ones can be a major struggle. In fact, you might find yourself asking if it'd be more relaxing to let your kids hang out with their grandparents so you can actually relax.


But vacationing with the kids doesn't have to be as challenging as it sounds. Here are some of the ways you can make your break feel like an actual vacation even with a little craziness in tow.

 

Include travel breaks in your schedule


As an adult, you expect to have a couple of breaks here and there while traveling on the road for more than a few hours to stretch your legs. For kids, those breaks are necessary to get some energy out.


Instead of taking your regular break at a gas station on the way to your destination, consider making an event out of your pit-stop. You don't need to stop anywhere time-consuming like an amusement park, but an ice cream parlor or water play area may make your break from the road more fun.

 

Be wise about your travel times


It's a good idea to plan your travel times around when your kids usually sleep or rest. When you plan around your family's natural rhythms, you can make the travel portion of your trip a breeze.


Some general tips for this method include leaving around nap time when you're traveling on shorter trips and leaving around bedtime for longer trips. Your child will be able to relax and get in their beauty rest instead of being fussy in their seat.

 

Trade off the days you wake up early with the kids


Your vacation can easily go south if both you and your partner are waking up early your entire break or if one of you is the only one waking up with the kids.


By trading off days, everyone gets a little extra time to sleep in and you don't have to worry about the kids getting into mischief.

 

On the hunt for some of the top places to stay in Alaska?


Up to 11% of Alaska's visitors in 2016 came to the state just to fish, but there's so much more to do in Alaska aside from making a serious catch. Explore the incredible wildlife in the great outdoors with your kids, visit tons of museums, and relax inside some of the coziest Alaska lodges.


If nature vacations and Alaska lodges are your ideas of the best vacation spots, Alaska is right up your alley. Contact Stillpoint Lodge today to learn about our beautiful Alaska lodge and all-inclusive resort.

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