Way back in January last year I posted about our plan to #take12trips in 2017. I found this a useful thing to do. It inspired me to get out and about, which meant we discovered new places. The record also gives a chance to reflect back and see what you did or did not achieve. It is amazing how quickly plans can change with a little one in your life! So now is the time to think about our family travel 2018: the year ahead…
Family Travel 2018: The Year Ahead
Last year I got a bit out of hand and racked up more than double the trips I had initially thought about in January! I think this year is going to be much more about budget travel. We have a few other potential big things going on this year. Which means there might not be much of a budget for travelling.
That said, we are already on a 5 month trip to Austria and have short breaks to Lisbon and Rotterdam booked… And we had such a good time at our first festival as a family, Camper Calling, that I would like to do another this year.
The one thing we never got round to doing last year was a big trip to the Far East. So I’m hoping that this year my budget will extend to that. I’m thinking a bit of an island hop in Thailand – Phuket, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Has anyone got any other good budget ideas? We enjoyed travelling through Vietnam pre-baby and would like to recreate something equally cheap with a toddler in tow!
And I’ll also be continuing to focus on free or good value toddler-friendly activities wherever we happen to be… Although I’m not committing to any particular challenge this year, the number 12 still appeals. An average of one trip a month should be perfectly feasible with a bit of planning…
10 thoughts on “Family Travel 2018: The Year Ahead”
You can certainly do island-hopping in Thailand but the islands nowadays are drawing lots of travellers, so I’m not sure if they are cheap – I could be wrong, maybe. But Vietnam is definitely affordable and you can do budget travels with a baby too.
The island hopping in Thailand is looking pretty reasonable once we get there as we’re happy with budget accommodation – but of course the flights are pretty expensive for 3 of us.
Wow, sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you! I’ve decided my kids are now of an age (6 and 3) where we actually need to spend more time at home just doing days out as they get really tired from school and nursery. However, we do have some fun trips in the pipeline which I’m really looking forward to! #wanderlustkids
I really like doing days out – you discover great places in your local area that you never knew about.
Sounds like an amazing year you have planned. I’d love to go to Thailand, I am so intrigued by their culture and not to mention its beauty. Thanks so much for linking up to #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky ?
We’re looking forward to the year ahead, what adventures will it bring?
I’m so excited for you guys! I do hope you make it to Thailand – we’re huge fans and have found it to be so accessible for young kids. #WanderlustKids
We’ve been doing lots of planning and research…not quite booked yet though…
Wow, 12 trips. We certainly aren’t going to manage that, although if you count up our day trips for last year, including our actual holidays, we might have managed 12 last year. As for this year, actual holidays include a road trip in Ireland, 5 days in Barcelona and a trip to Finland (Lapland and Helsinki) in December. We’re also hoping to do another road trip at the end of the summer and are due to visit northern Portugal for another bike lesson for our son. But we only have the first three trips planned, booked and paid for. #wanderlustkids
It sounds like you have some great trips planned – Finland sounds like it will be fun!