Holiday Planning When You Have Picky Pals!

Holiday Planning When You Have Picky Pals!

We all have them: friends who are never satisfied. Of course, you love them, you love to hang out with them, and you always
have a fun time together, but it can get quite annoying with how picky they are! They don’t want to do this and they don’t
want to do that, and you’re often left stuck for ideas on what to try next, especially when it comes to going on holiday together.

Maybe they hate the beach and where all the sand can get. Maybe they hate having to go on long walks around cities, and
constantly complain about their allergies when you want to explore the back roads. Maybe they just rarely like to hop on
a plane and go away with you, but you’re itching to spend some of your wanderlust with them! Whatever it is that makes
them a picky holiday pal, now’s the time to soothe those frustrations away.

You’ve just got to learn to plan your next holiday in a different way, and sit down with them to make sure they participate too!
So here’s a few tips you can hopefully put to good use in a situation like this.

Get Them to Make a Destination Decision

The pal you have can be quite indecisive upfront, but as soon as a decision is presented to them, they turn up their
nose at it. But when you ask them what else they would want to do, they have no idea - it’s frustrating, and it
just won’t workfor your holiday planning! So it’s time to call them over, sit down with them, and put them
on the spot with the decision making.

Sure, you can make it easy for them by offering them a bunch of potential places you could both go and visit this
year, and then let them pick amongst them, but why not go all out? Why not ask them where they’ve
always wanted to go? Get them to think about it for a bit, to bring them out of their indecisive shell, and then plan a trip
for it together? It can be a real bonding moment!

Get Yourselves Some Private Accommodation

Accommodation is one of the biggest things we can argue about when it comes to holiday planning, and there’s
always going to be one of your friends or family who aren’t satisfied with the hotel room you’ve booked or the hostel
bunk beds you thought would be fun. Sometimes you’ve got to compromise, seeing as foreign accommodation is
becoming more and more expensive (considering inflation rates, and all the new technology on offer now!), and
you have to put up with headbutting someone else’s travel ego. However, if you decide to go a little more private with
your accommodation standards, there will be little room for anyone to complain about it!

After all, if you’ve got your own house or villa to stay in whilst you’re off on your travels, you don’t have to live in fear
of other guests, errant toddlers, early wake up calls, bad room service, or anything going missing from your room after
someone has been in to clean it. So be sure to look up options online like a house for rent malaysia - if each one of
you going on the holiday can chip in for the price, you can make it a piece of cake to pay for, and you’re all going to
have your own space to stretch out and relax in once you’re there.

Pack Your Suitcases Together

Suitcase packing can be quite a lonely activity, and there’s always going to be something you forget that you only
remember once you’re already on the plane. Just think about the amount of plug adaptors you’ve had to pick up from
the foreign airport once you’ve landed!

So to make sure you’re never having to listen to non stop complaints about a friend of yours forgetting this and not
packing that, why not pack your suitcases together? You know each other better than anyone else, especially if you’re
besties, so you’ll be able to dish out a lot of constructive criticisms to each other when the time comes to zip the bags up.

So, You Ready to Get Holiday Planning?

Picky pals can make travel planning a little more difficult than it needs to be, but you don’t need to keep putting up
with behaviour like this! Play it safe, and make sure you’re planning for the pickiness as well this year.

6 Tips For Booking Travel Adventures With Kids

6 Tips For Booking Travel Adventures With Kids


There’s nothing better than travelling the world with your kids in tow. You get to create new memories, relax and unwind as a family,
and see new and exciting destinations to tick off your bucket list. Of course, it’s not always easy getting to that point.
Booking a family holiday can be difficult, but not if you follow these six tips for booking travel adventures with kids.

Stay closer to home

So, you want to travel the world with your kids? That doesn’t mean you have to jump on a long-haul flight and travel to the
other side of the globe. Sometimes the best family adventures can be found in a neighbouring town, just a few hours away,
or even in the next country.

Give yourself a budget

According to The Secret Traveller blog at 1Cover,
one of the best ways to get yourself prepared for a travelling adventure is to give yourself a budget.
This is especially true for those travelling with kids. Knowing how much money you have to book an adventure and how much you’ll have to spend while you’re there is the only path to success.


Always ask about family deals

Many travel sites do everything they can to get money out of you, so they don’t always advertise their deals. When you are booking your
travel adventure with kids, always make sure you ask the hotel or travel company whether they do any family deals. These could be
discounted room rates, free meals for children, or even an upgrade to a bigger room. The worst thing they can do is say no!

Make sure your packing game is strong

I’ve shown you what I take in my carry-on luggage, but what about a trip with children? You’re always going to take more than you
need on a family holiday, but this isn’t always a bad thing. If you have younger children, packing home comforts such as stuffed toys
and books could be the difference between a screaming child and a happy child.

Consider all-inclusive resorts

If you want to make the most of your family travel adventure, you might want to consider an all-inclusive resort. While these are
normally more expensive than holiday rentals or self-catered resorts, you have so much more to play with. You have unlimited
food, drink, and activities on tap. This way, you know exactly how much you’re spending.

Get your timings right

Travelling with kids limits your choices when it comes to planning your holiday because you have to choose the school holidays.
However, you do have control over your flights. When booking your flights, make sure you book kid-friendly timings,
such as first thing in the morning… but not too early!
If you do book an early flight, consider staying in a hotel the night before. If you want to make the most out of your travel adventure
with your kids, all you need to do is follow these tips! Do you have any more tips to add to the list? Let me know in the comments.