Apart from good health, travel might be the greatest gift granted to your family — broadening your horizons while experiencing diverse cultures is worth its weight in gold.
If you’re gung-ho about global adventures, you might be working your way through a wish-list and looking for inspiration for 2019.
In which case, you’re in the right place — here are ten bucket list family travel tips for 2019.
If you want to unwind on a long-haul trip, a good pair of noise cancelling headphones from bose.com brings music to your ears and a blissful break from child complaints.
Plug yourself in and let your partner take their turn entertaining the youngsters.
If you need a safe place to stash your passports, tickets and travel docs, a Defway travel wallet is de rigueur.
It incorporates RFID blocking tech to protect against data theft and has more secure compartments than you can shake a stick at.
- Kids suitcase
Getting young kids on board with a trip from the planning stages prevents tantrums later down the line.
And buying them a cute Trunki ride-on case grabs their engagement right away — let them choose their favourite at trunki.com.
- Airport parking
Don’t make pre-flight time more edgy by traveling to your departure point on public transport — cruise in the comfort of your own ride instead.
And find airport parking at Looking4.com for locations from Newark in the east to Los Angeles in the west.
Japan is a great vacation destination for slightly older kids and there’s plenty to keep adults entertained too.
Teens love on-trend Tokyo neighborhoods like Harajuku, while automobile-free Taketomi island in the south-west is a cyclist’s paradise with beautiful beaches.
Cultural melting pot London is a joy for anyone to visit — there’s shopping, food and fashion galore.
But The Making of Harry Potter feature at Warner Bros studio tour is currently the main attraction for children from around the world — apparently it’s magical.
With romantic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Coeur basilica and the Champs-Elyssees, French capital Paris has plenty to offer adults.
And thanks to amazing rides at Disneyland Paris, it’s a destination double-whammy that’s a hit with kids too.
Many Americans have Scottish roots, but you don’t need an excuse to visit Scotland.
Spectacular scenery and a fascinating history make it fun to visit at any time of year — you might even spot the Loch Ness Monster.
If you want to see kangaroos in their natural habitat, watch the sun set over Uluru and learn how to play the digeridoo, Australia has to be your next family holiday destination.
Take time to explore cosmopolitan cities like Sydney as well as natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef.
- South Africa
If your kids are wild about animals, a tour of South Africa’s Kruger National Park will be a dream come true — you’ll spot lions, rhinos, elephants and perhaps even a cheetah if you’re lucky (and eagle-eyed).