How to Keep Stress Levels Low on a Family Holiday

Posted by on September 27, 2013

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Going away with the family can be one of the highlights of the year, but it can also be quite stressful in many ways. Travelling with young children, teenagers or elderly relatives can all present little challenges that sometimes grow into full blown problems, and any trip abroad will most likely involve flying, which is a stressful experience in itself.

Stress Levels Low on a Family Holiday

Stress Levels Low on a Family Holiday

Attentive air crews and glamorous, stylish airports are things that are really only found in scenes from TV and films. Today, the increased security levels mean you are more likely to encounter delays and checks before you even get to the shops and restaurants.

So how can you keep stress to a minimum for all the family when you go on holiday?

Timing

Travelling at the right time can make a lot of difference, as missing the crowds always makes things more relaxed and means you can do things at your own pace. This doesn’t just apply to airports and travelling of course, as most resorts have quieter and busier seasons depending on where you are going.

When you choose one of the many Family Holidays with Club Med you can also take advantage of some great savings if you want to travel during off peak periods.

Travel light

When you are going away in a larger family group or are travelling with young children, it is difficult to resist the temptation to take too much in your luggage. The fact is that the less you take, the lower the chance of it getting lost or damaged in transit. Also, you can save yourself money by avoiding any extra surcharges that check in luggage can sometimes attract.

Travelling light also means you can miss out on the usual long wait at the luggage carousel when you land so that you can be first out of the airport and into the sun.

Entertainment

Keeping everyone entertained used to be quite a tricky job, especially if you are going on a long-haul flight to somewhere such as Cancun Yucatan in Mexico. Today, things are relatively simple as you can make up your own programmes of films, TV shows, games or music to enjoy by loading up a laptop, tablet or even smartphone to play them on.

As long as you choose wisely, this trick works on every member of the family – whatever their age.

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