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Epic Holidays To Take Before You Settle Down

Submitted by on 14/10/2016 – 16:50


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There are things you can only do when you’re at a certain age. Or better yet, that you should only do at age points through life. For example, the cardigan and blue rinse phase of life are best reserved for your 70s. Going out every night and painting the town red is more the activity of a student than a grown adult with responsibilities.

Along with these, there are certain holiday ideas you can only realistically indulge when you’re sans-kids. The reasons they’re not kid-friendly vary, but they are something to get out of your system before setting into family life.


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Wanting to make the most of the childless years and sow your traveller’s oats while you can? Take a little inspiration from around the globe.

Backpacking Holidays


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You don’t have to be a genius to figure that backpacking with kids is not a good idea. First and foremost, they are not terribly predictable holidays. You can’t always ensure there will be a cot bed, for example. You’re moving from place to place, and the travel itself is as much a part of the holiday as anything.

It’s best to go for a whimsical, backpacker style before you start a family. It gives you the freedom to go where you want, with only you and your partner to cater to.

Europe is the haven of the backpackers, as you can get through so many countries without having to negotiate an ocean. If you’re considering it, keep an eye on recent updates with the EU and travel restrictions. There’s been no small amount of chaos caused by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, so keep abreast of developments.

Skiing and Winter Fun Holidays


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Of course, you can go on these holidays when you have children. Ski resorts cater to all ages, but they are not particularly friendly to those with young children. To get the most of such a holiday, your kids are going to need to be eight years old or up. So if you want to do this kind of holiday sooner rather than later, then it might be time to do it now.

There are destinations throughout the world that offer this kind of activity. The most well-known are the Scandinavian countries but don’t discount North America – both the USA and Canada. Make sure you’re up-to-date regarding visas. Visit official-esta.com before choosing the latter destinations.

Adventure Holidays


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Again, this is possible with kids, but they should be at an age where they can appreciate it. Most adventure holidays are high octane and don’t leave much time for a suitable routine for children.

If you decide to take the plunge now, then safaris in Africa or travelling the Australian Outback are ideal. You can walk on the wild side without taking too many risks, and know you have no schedule to adhere to except for one that you set yourself. With Africa, ensure you have health insurance, as it can be difficult to find somewhere suitable for medical treatment.


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