Download the free guide: Travel hacks for families on a budget

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Download the free guide: Travel hacks for families on a budget

Is there anything more revitalising than a holiday? Ask a parent who has travelled with kids and they may be quick to offer a few alternate options! They are all too familiar with the inflated expense of travelling with little ones in tow, and how this makes stress levels rise. But before you discount the idea of holidaying altogether now that you have kids, download our free eBook packed with travel hacks for families on a budget to see how it can help you turn the family holiday dream into a reality.

Quick tips to save on family holidays

The early bird gets the worm, and it’s no different when it comes to family travel – get in early to catch the best bargains. Book at least six months in advance for domestic travel, and 12 months in advance for the best international deals.1 And never be embarrassed about asking for “family rates” and “free meals for kids” when booking transportation and accommodation.

Get savvy with comparison sites such as Skyscanner that compare hundreds of airlines, hotels, and car hire to hunt down the right price for you. And sign up to the mailing list of airlines and hotels to receive their latest deals and price alerts straight to your inbox.

Why travel as a family is important

Australian parents estimate on average that taking the kids on holidays with them adds around $1,518 per year to their holiday expenses.2 So, why travel if the budget is going to be uncomfortably stretched? Because it’s not just about the sun and surf when it comes to kids on vacation, there’s fascinating science behind its benefits, too.

According to world-leading neuroscientist, Professor Jaak Panksepp, travel is a great way to exercise the “play” and “seeking” system in children’s brains, which don’t get as good a workout at home. The wellbeing neurochemicals released by having your feet in the sand or venturing off the beaten track reduce stress and activate warm, generous feelings towards family members.3

New experiences found in enriched environments can also make your child smarter.3 Stress regulation, attention, concentration, and improved mental and physical wellbeing are all attributed to the executive functions of the brain that fire when you’re out and about exploring new surroundings.3

How do I make family holidays happen?

Start by downloading our free Travel Hacks for Families on a Budget eBook to set your planning off on the right foot. You’ll discover:

  • Planning tips to help you save when booking a holiday
  • How to live like a local on vacation to make your dollar go further
  • Ideas for keeping kids entertained on holidays for less
  • How to “staycation” to save
  • Which affordable local and international holiday destinations to consider

Download the eBook now

References

  1. Study Reveals the Best Time to Book to Save the Most on Travel to Different Destinations news.com.au
    http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/study-reveals-the-best-time-to-book-to-save-the-most-on-travel-to-different-destinations/news-story/f3fcf7e12bf0f581f60a3144197c0204
  2. The Australian Family Travel SurveyReal Insurance
    https://www.realinsurance.com.au/news-views/family-travel-survey
  3. The science behind how holidays make your child happier – and smartertelegraph.co.uk
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/the-science-behind-how-holidays-make-your-child-happier-and-smarter/

Posted: 22 May 2018

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