A Guide to Travelling Without Kids

Once you become a parent, it’s difficult to imagine ever leaving them behind. Family holidays become the norm, but so much of your holiday time is spent looking after your kids that you barely get any time to relax. Although these holidays are a great way to make memories together as a family, it’s important to take time to get away with just you and your partner from time to time. 

Travelling without your kids can help you rekindle the passion in your relationship. Travelling together is also proven to form a stronger bond with your partner, becoming a better team and helping to maintain a healthier and long-lasting partnership. While having the kids with you is lovely, you’ll have much more time to relax and enjoy each other’s company when it’s just the two of you. 

What to Bring with You

If you’ve gotten to the planning stage of your child-free holiday, the first stage is to consider what kind of holiday you want and what to bring with you. If you’re taking this trip as a chance to rekindle your passions with your partner, you might consider bringing along some toys, such as a dildo or vibrator. Just make sure it’s packed properly to avoid any embarrassing situations!

You’ll want to bring all of the essential items that you normally pack, including clothes and toiletries, But as this is a relaxing and fun-filled trip, you can get a bit more creative about what you bring. Buy some nice new clothes for the occasion and treat yourself a bit, so you feel at your best. You could also go light on what you bring and opt to buy when you arrive, but make sure your partner knows that a shopping trip is included. 

Leaving your kids behind can be anxiety-inducing, especially if it’s the first time. You want to be able to relax as much as possible while you’re on holiday, so make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable and fully relaxed. You can bring books, an eReader or a tablet to help take your mind off things while you’re away, and these are great for long car, train or plane journeys. 

What to Leave Behind

Obviously, you’ll be leaving your kids behind, but you also need to make sure that they have everything they need. You’ll be leaving them in the qualified care of a relative such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, and you need to make sure they have detailed instructions. Try to keep your instructions as concise and clear as possible to prevent confusion. If they’re a family member who has kids already, they’ll understand your routine and shouldn’t have too many problems, so try to relax and don’t worry too much.

Aside from providing instructions, it’s also worth making sure that the caregiver has all the necessary information. Details on the kids’ doctor and emergency contact can be useful. You should also make sure that they have the full details of your travel itinerary and the times and dates of your flights so they know where you are. 

Communicating with Your Kids While You’re Away

When leaving your kids for the first time, both you and your kids will miss each other a lot. Even if your trip is only for a few days, it’s important to make sure you can communicate with one another while you’re away. Thanks to modern technology, video calling and staying in touch are easier than ever. You can also play fun games, such as taking one of their toys with you and photographing it near famous landmarks on your trip. Be sure to bring back some souvenirs for your kids, too. They’ll appreciate it, and it will be a fun memory of your first time away from them. 

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