We’re currently trying to decide where to go/what to do for our main summer holiday next year… but there are just so many places we want to visit and so many things we want to do!
There are three of us, and we all like doing different things (and some of the same things too!) and often have different ideas on where we want to go on holiday. Sometimes we end up compromising and other times one person (usually me LOL) gets their own way… But when you have children you definitely do need to take their requirements into consideration. There is nothing worse than dragging a child round historical sites with them whining constantly – I know, we’ve done it several times!
So what do we look for? Wherever we go must have a swimming pool and something to entertain Freya (who’ll be a teenager by then – scary!), it needs to have a nice view (hubby does love a view!) and some interesting cultural sites/activities for me (I’m a bit of a culture vulture – well, a lot of a culture vulture actually).
We’ve already got a group trip to Lanzarote booked for February to a sports resort, which will keep us all amused as well as providing us with a bit of sunshine in the depths of winter… but summer is a different story.
The options we have thrown around to date are:
- Hiring a motorhome and visiting some of the national parks in the US
- A beach holiday somewhere in Europe
- A cruise – we’ve never done one before and I like the idea of checking out a few different countries on one trip
- An activity holiday (doing outdoor activities such as white water rafting, cycling, hiking, etc)
Honestly, I’ve no idea where we’ll actually end up going or what we’ll end up doing – it may be something entirely different to the things we have contemplated so far!
But when we make the final decision on any holiday, it generally boils down to these few factors:
- Is it available when we want to go (as we only have a small window in the summer holidays when we can get away due to other commitments)?
- Is it within budget? Whilst we never set a specific budget, we usually know roughly what we have available to spend on holidays.
- If it is a bit of a compromise, is it an acceptable one? Will we all be happy with the choice?
How do you decide where to go on holiday? Does it take you as long to decide as it does us? Let me know…