Travel Ideas for The Modern Family

If you love to travel but you find yourself constantly hitting the creative wall when it comes to planning fun, exciting and semi-economical holidays, you are probably not alone in your struggle. Many of the large travel planning and booking sites online are geared towards the super touristy type attractions and areas at any given destination.

Whilst these may be important to get to at least once there are so many other attractions and things to do that are available to you and your family.

The large travel sites are sometimes also geared towards families in the traditional sense of the word. Mom, Dad, and the kids.

Your family unit is yours alone and it could be made up of parents, children, pets, siblings, extended family, gay partners, married couples, non-married couples and co-mingled family units.

Couples with Pets
If you are proud pet owner, you may come up with a bit of difficulty when it comes to traveling-especially if you want to bring your furry friends along with you.

There are many hotels that are not pet friendly. If you are lucky enough to find a property that you love in your destination of choice you may have to pay a large fee as a deposit for having your pets with you in the hotel room. This fee is of course, for any potential damage that your pet may cause to the property.

There are however more ways to get around this if you take a little extra time to do your research and if you are willing to consider staying in other types of properties in addition to chain and boutique hotels.

Here are a few things to consider when travelling with your four-legged friends.
• Consider searching for pet friendly apartments, homes, villas, or flats. Home swapping with like-minded individuals that love animals is another great way to travel with pets.
• Ensure that you have the proper paperwork for your pet to get to your destination of choice. This will vary greatly on the country that you are traveling to.
• Ensure that you check with your airline for ticket cost, and all their requirements for travel with your pet well before you make your final booking. The last thing you need is to arrive at the airport with your pet and not be able to fly because you are missing something logistically.

Extended Family
Mrhudsonexplores.com is a perfect resource for families that want to find amazing destinations that are truly inspired and fabulous and not only geared to the gay community. Boutique hotel properties in breathtaking destinations that are all about immersion, culture, relaxation and enjoyment is the name of the game when you are on holiday.

If you are traveling with extended family, try to set up specific times for specific activities and ensure that everyone has a trip itinerary before traveling. This way family members can pick and choose which activities they will be participating with the group, and it will also enable everyone to plan their own alone time as well.
Enjoy your travels!

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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