You’ve done it again. Waited too long to book something and now you’re wondering where to go, what to do and how much it’s all going to cost. But fear not.
While it’s true that the best price breaks for the getaway – when everyone and their grandmother wants to go away – were probably to be had a few months ago, there are still plenty of options for a memorable Spring Break.
1. Go where you know: Who says March Break travel has to be fresh and new? Did you go somewhere last year? Did you have a good time? Call them up and see if you can get in again. Sometimes we put too much pressure on finding a *new* place, that we forget that something tried and true can be just as much fun the second (or third) time around. You can find 5 of my favourites here.
2. Go now because you can: Yup. It might cost ya but if there’s somewhere you’ve wanted to visit with the family and the struggle is as much about finding the time as finding the money, and March Break provides the time…go now. A week off during the spring may be exactly what your family needs. Dig deep and find a way to make it happen.
3. Stay home ( not “home-home” but in town) Check with your local hotels and see
if there’s a deal at that new hotel you’ve been dying to check out. Make a
schedule to visit things you’ve read about but never actually seen in your own
city or one nearby. Act like a tourist: Send the kids to kids club, order room service and
swim in the pool.
4. Stay home (no really, “home – home”) We’re doing this this year. Obviously we
love to travel but what we’ve realized, and what I
think a lot of families are realizing, is that between kids in school and at
lessons, and parents at work and meet-ups with colleagues, we really don’t spend
much actual time at home. It doesn’t mean you have to be cooped up
inside. Think ahead about ways you can explore your neighbourhood, plan walks,
family game days, have neighbours over or go to their place.
Try to do the
things that make hanging with family fun….and leave the laundry for next week
when you’re “back” from vacation.
If you’re still bent on jetting off visit www.globetrottingmama.com for updates on the latest deals and destinations.