How To Introduce More Travel Into Your Family Life


Every family will have a different rhythm that works for them. But it’s safe to say that no family will ever have one set rhythm that works for them forever. Because things change. As we age and our children grow, we get different priorities, our needs change, and we have to adapt our routines and lifestyles in order to make things work. At the same time, sometimes we want things to change too. Because it’s all too easy to get bored with the way things are. And sometimes, you find that you’re living a lifestyle that you thought you wanted, or that someone else wanted for you, when really another style of life is better suited for you. This can often be the case when it comes to travel.

Whether your lifestyle changes and you need to incorporate more travel for work, you decide that you want to travel more, or it’s something that you’ve wanted to do all along but never got round to, maybe now is the time to shake things up. And shake things up you shall. Whether you’re ready to dive in at the deep end, or you want to be able to slowly integrate more travel into your lifestyle, both are easy enough to do. Because there are so many ways for you to enjoy a life with more travel, you just need to work out what will be best for you. So let’s walk through ten different options that are available to you.

Make More Use Of The Weekends

The very first thing you can do is actually quite simple. Because we all get weekends, yet most of us just don’t use them like we should. If you know that you’re guilty of wasting a lot of your weekends, then it’s time to change that. Not only can these ideas help you out, but you can easily plan short trips too. From Saturday to Sunday or even leaving Friday after work, you could see more of the country by choosing to get a little busier at weekends.

Read More

Next, you’re going to want to read anything and everything. Because there’s always reading material out there that can inspire you. From novels and non-fiction to magazines and newspaper articles, when you read more you’ll often be inspired to just book your next trip.

Look Out For Deals

From here, you’re also going to want to ensure that opportunities come to you as often as they can. But this means you have to be open to those opportunities. Looking for the best deals can help you. Opt-in to get emails about travel or deals sent to you. Sometimes, something will come your way when you least expect it, and it will be too good of a deal to turn down.


Shop With Air Miles

If you don’t already earn air miles, it’s time to start. By choosing the right credit card or being a rewards member when you travel, you’ll benefit from free trips and lots of travel extras. This is one of the easiest ways to allow more travel into your life. Just make sure that you’re responsible with your purchases and you’re doing this as a reward, not to chase after those freebies, because they’ll be the most expensive freebies you’ve found.

Plan To Visit Family

From here, your next idea is to make more plans to visit family. Because we all have family members around the country or globe, or even friends. If you’re keen to make sure that you do start to travel more, making sure that you catch up with people is a great way to connect with them but also see more at the same time.

Book Vacations In Advance

If you want to travel more as a family, but you’re worried about the cost, then you’re going to want to get smart about when you book your vacation. Take a read of things like to figure out how things work. In short, you will often get the best deal by booking as far in advance as possible.

Travel For The Summer

From here, you’ll also find that you can really start to travel a lot more when you commit to making the most of your summer. If you’re self-employed or you can save up your vacation time to take in one go, this is a great way to not only make the most of the summer with your children, but fit in a lot of travel too.


Work In Travel

Another great idea is to center your job on travel. Because there are lots of ways you can be paid to travel. Of course, this will need to work with your family life, but if you are self-employed or you want to start your own business (and you’re willing to home school), this can be a really great way for you guys to travel more as your lifestyle.

Buy A Vacation Home

If you’re worried that you won’t have the incentive to travel more, then there’s one thing that will help you. And that’s buying a vacation home. When you find the right place like, you’ll always want to get your money’s worth. This means that you’ll travel there as much as you can. And if you love the location that you’re buying in, then you have more of an excuse to jet off when you want.

Be Spontaneous

And finally, just learn to be a bit more spontaneous. You don’t always have to rigorously plan out your travels. Sometimes, you just need to take an opportunity when it arises and you’ll find that you start to travel so much more.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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