Anouk Govil – What is Life Like On The East Coast of America?

I met my now partner Anouk Govil in Connecticut when we were just children, growing up together in the same street, and then we even studied together as students once we reached university age. The strange thing about all of this was that I never really knew Anouk until we reached university, and the rest as they say is history. Three years ago we made the decision to move from Connecticut to the bright light of New York. Naturally we often meet people from all over the world who are here to visit, and many often ask me what life is like here in the east coast. I have had a think about this question and here are the points that I would make.

Cold Winters 

You often see shots of the Connecticut coast or New York in summertime and it always look absolutely beautiful, and the truth is that when the sun shines down, it most certainly is. The wintertime and fall on the other hand, are not pleasant months. During these months we get snow and icy temperatures, plus the fact that the days are much shorter. Strangely this actually has an impact on people’s mood and it makes sense I guess when you wake up in the dark, and go to bed in the dark, constantly wrapping up to protect yourself from the cold.

Hardy 

Having traveled quite a bit around the USA, especially the West Coast, I wholeheartedly accept that there is an argument to be made about how much happier everyone else is apart from the east coast. I think that this comes down to the history of the area, with a lot of industry here on the east like dock yards and construction which dominated employment for many years. That combined with the cold winter temperatures have made us a hardy bunch who get things done. You find that in sunnier areas that people are happier because there is a lot that they don’t need to worry about, the beach, fresh fruit and sunshine are often all people need to be happy, a luxury which we just don’t have here on the east coast.

Direct 

It isn’t so bad in places like Connecticut but in New Jersey and New York there is a notion that we are quite rude, but I like to think we are just direct. We can appear rude when talking to people but the truth is that we just don’t have any time for flannel, we need to know what we need to know and then move on. Again i think that much of this comes down to the climate, the way of life and the hard-working nature of the east coast, and that is why nobody argues like they do over this side of the US.

I love the east coast and I am proud to say that I am from here and despite the negatives that people may throw our way, it is the best place to live in the country!

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Tatiana Kukanova Surviving in the UK

I first met Tatiana Kukanova when I was 18, I was on a school trip to a business event for students in New York and she was representing her local school. In fact we first butted heads over a debate which were having about the impact of fossil fuels, a debate which I would probably say that I just edged. Anyway we swapped details and stayed in touch and then some years later we decided to go into business together here in the UK. Tatiana is originally from California so you can only imagine the culture shock which she received when she eventually hit British shores, especially given the fact that we were going to be working between London and the north of Scotland. I have almost enjoyed watching Tatiana over the last 12 months, learning how to cope with the UK and finding her place here, and here is how her first year has gone.

Temperature 

I actually met Tatiana in Edinburgh airpot when she first came over and from there we headed up to Inverness. Shortly after we hit the road I decided to stop at a service station for a drink, we both got out of the car and began chatting when suddenly I realized that I hadn’t heard from her for a little while. I turned around to see her frozen still, some 10 meters back, exclaiming that it was too cold to move. I will never forget that moment, it was absolutely hilarious and a perfect introduction for her. Needless to say she now wraps up and puts on plenty of layers to cope with the cold.

Language 

Although we speak the same language it is fair to say that it isn’t always easy for a Californian to make themselves understood, or even understand others. Naturally this is far more interesting when we go to northern Scotland because the accent is so thick up there. I must tell you that to watch two people who speak the same language not being able to understand a word of what the other says was absolutely hilarious and I have probably lost count of the amount of times that I have had to translate English into easy-to-understand English.

Manners

Us Brits love our manners, almost too much I would suggest and that is something which Tatiana learned very quickly as well. The one that catches most people out is when we apologize for something which quite clearly wasn’t our fault, and this is something which has completely bemused Tatiana on more than one occasion. I can remember our first week in London together when we were in a supermarket and Tatiana smashed into someone else’s trolley, naturally Tatiana apologized but so too did the poor soul who got the whack, and it left Tatiana completely confused.  

There have been many funny anecdotes like this since Tatiana came to the UK and it is truly fascinating to watch someone learn to fit into a different culture, and often very funny.

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The World’s Coolest Airports: Right Now and the Near Future

 

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From the family who occasionally flies to a vacation destination to businesspeople who find themselves on an airplane once a week, most people will eventually spend time at an airport. For some, the process of getting through security checkpoints and then waiting for the plane to arrive is a boring task on their way to the next destination.

Others, however, have the good fortune of traveling to or from some of the world’s coolest airports in terms of design, architecture, amenities, or technology. Below are just a handful of airports that travelers may want to add to their bucket list.

Los Angeles International Airport

Known as LAX to the flying public, the inclusion of this airport on a list of the worlds’ coolest may come as a surprise to some. As the busiest airport on the West Coast of the United States, LAX has been primarily known for its congestion until beginning a modernization project in 2010 that will not commence until 2023.

The upgrades will include the addition of 12 new aircraft gates in the Mindfield Satellite Concourse, renovation to several terminals, and an Automated People Mover (APM). The latter is a train system that makes a 2.25-mile loop and stops at six stations to connect travelers to pick-up and drop-off locations, rental car counters, and the regional rail system.

Singapore Changi Airport

An airport receiving a nomination as the best in the world from Skytrax is similar to an actor winning a Golden Globe. Based in the United Kingdom, Skytrax is a consultancy firm that ranks airports and airlines. Singapore Changi Airport received this award not once, but five years in a row.

Considering that this airport comes complete with a free movie theater, swimming pools on the rooftop, a 40-foot slide between floors on Terminal 3, and a butterfly garden with 1,000 occupants, the Skytrax award is easy to understand. Walking from one gate to the next is quite an adventure here.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Affectionally called the Big Starfish, designers created this two-mile airport to look like a dragon when looking at it from an aerial view. Its colorful design represents all colors native to China. Thanks to its sustainable lighting, visitors to Big Starfish will enjoy yellow and red lights bouncing off the roof. They might also wish to visit the rooftop garden.

Beijing Capital International Airport has earned a reputation as an environmentally friendly and extremely modern airport. This is a good thing since layovers here can last an entire day. With Tiananmen Square not too far away, those waiting for their next plane can make a day of exploring the local culture.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Architects in Spain understand that traveling by plane can be stressful. This is the reason they designed this airport with paned glass instead of solid walls and carefully planned illumination effects. They also created a dome roof to allow natural light to shine inside of the airport. It didn’t take long to prove that these measures helped to dramatically decrease the stress of people traveling by plane.

These airports join a few dozen others in the world that regularly inspire the wow factor in travelers. They bring new meaning to the expression “Getting there is half the fun.”

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Must Visit Toronto Group Tour Destinations

If you’re in the process of organizing an exciting, fun-filled group tour of Toronto, Canada, simply continue reading to discover a few of Toronto’s must-visit sights and attractions. That your whole group will enjoy.

And so you don’t have to wrestle with direction or Toronto traffic yourselves, your group can rent a Toronto school bus to shuttle you from one destination to the next, allowing you all to relax and enjoy the sites along the way.

Must Visit Toronto Group Tour Destinations:

1. The CN Tower 

If you want to wow your group with stunning views of downtown Toronto, it’s well worth planning a trip to the CN Tower. Which stands at approximately 533 meters tall and features a glass floor, which members of your group can choose to walk across if they’re feeling particularly brave.

If you feel peckish, during your visit to the CN Tower you’re in luck as the tower boasts a revolving restaurant. Which is well worth ticking off your bucket list.

2. The Distillery District

The distillery district is a chic neighborhood which is home to a wide variety of theaters, bars, and restaurants, which are housed inside genuine 19th-century buildings. So if you’re looking to visit a district which offers world-class nightlife and plenty of charm, it’s well worth visiting the distillery district on your first night in Toronto.

Better yet, you’ll be able to freely walk down the district’s roads as the distillery district is only accessible by pedestrians and has banned all motor vehicles.

3. Casa Loma

If you want to plan a visit to a site which you wouldn’t expect to find in Toronto, it’s a great idea to visit Casa Loma, which is an 18th century Gothic Revival style mansion, which looks just like a historic castle!

Casa Loma is located in the middle of Toronto and was designed by the architect E. J. Lennox, who also happened to have designed many of the other grand buildings in Toronto and who is arguably one of Toronto’s most successful, most creative architects.

4. The Royal Ontario Museum 

The Royal Ontario Museum attracts over 1 million visitors each year which makes it the number one visited attraction in Toronto as well as the largest museum in Canada.

It’s well worth visiting the Royal Ontario Museum as it features world culture exhibitions, dinosaur exhibitions, space exhibitions, costumes exhibitions and a variety of natural history exhibitions. So no matter what type of history the members of your group are most interested in viewing, you’ll be sure to be able to spend several hours exploring the Royal Ontario Museum.

Furthermore, if you’re interested in learning about Canada’s interesting history, including the history of Canada’s native peoples, you’ll be able to find all the information you need, inside the Royal Ontario Museum.

5. Old Toronto and the St. Lawrence Marketplace

If you’re interested in architecture and would love to stroll around Toronto’s oldest district, it’s well worth planning a trip to Old Toronto. Where you’ll find the oldest church in Toronto and the St. Lawrence Marketplace. The latter of which offers a wide variety of boutique eateries as well as plenty of souvenir shops.

Hopefully, after reading about five of Toronto’s must-visit destinations, you’re well on your way to planning out the perfect group tour of Toronto, Ontario!

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4 Reasons Backpackers Love Merino Wool Clothing

When backpacking around the world, the goal is to experience what each terrain has to offer. From the concrete jungles of cityscapes, to the wilds of the deep dark woods, you’re ready to take on whatever adventure the landscape affords.

The only problem is, being prepared for everything can leave you with a pretty bulky bag. That is, unless you pack Merino wool – a backpacker’s secret material, that allows you to pack less, stay fresh and feel good about your apparel choices. To expand on this, here are four reasons why Merino wool is the backpackers top choice of clothes for a trip.

Baggage Woes

Many of you have likely experienced lugging around bulky and heavy luggage to and from the airport, suitcases and backpacks filled with clothes, gadgets, and everything in between. As much as you might think you need everything in those luggage bags, you don’t – you’ve over packed, and now have to pay the price, literally and figuratively. Baggage fees are exorbitant these days, and carrying around heavy bags is anathema to the free natured experience of backpacking.

The problem is, you’ve filled your luggage with enormous amounts of socks and t-shirts in preparation for the heat, when you sweat through clothing, or the cold, when you need extra clothes to keep you warm. Luckily, Merino wool fixes both these problems…

Temperature Regulation

Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, a species of sheep that originated from Spain. “What does that have to do with backpacking and traveling?”, you might ask. Merino wool has many attributes that can help in minimizing what you pack in your luggage. For instance, if you’re traveling to a location where you’re unsure of the day-to-day weather, Merino wool is perfect, since it can regulate body temperature.

Merino wool is described as having “fibres [that] absorb your body’s moisture vapours and evaporate them outside of the fabric.” So in other words, it’s breathable, keeping us cool in warm weather. And during cooler weather, the “moisture vapours condense inside the fibre, giving off heat …”, and, in doing so, it keeps your body warm. By packing clothes that are made from Merino wool, you can get away with packing fewer items, since each Merino item is multi-purpose. This is one of the reasons why travelers love Merino wool clothing.

Experience

The ultimate goal while traveling is to immerse oneself in the experience, going in-depth and exploring what a new part of the world has to offer. You have so many places to go, things to see, and people to meet, and you don’t have time to spare a day to wash clothes. Not only is Merino wool body temperature regulating, but it also is resistant to odour and is wrinkle-resistant, meaning it doesn’t get smelly, so you don’t have to wash it every time you use it. Because Merino wool has elastic properties, when you do wash it, you don’t have to find an iron or a dryer to take out the wrinkles.

Responsible

Since Merino wool comes from sheep, the wool is renewable and at the same time gives back to mother earth making it also biodegradable. With much emphasis being placed on living green these days, Merino wool is a textile that you can feel good about.

Merino wool has a plethora of benefits when used as a fabric. It doesn’t get smelly and is versatile, so you can pack lightly, giving you more time to plan your adventure. It’s no wonder it is the top choice of clothes for travelers and backpackers alike.

A Helpful Guide To Mapping a Group Family Tour of Los Angeles

Contary to popular belief, Los Angeles has more to offer than Hollywood and A list celebrities. In fact, Los Angeles also boasts endless family friendly activities and attractions that are sure to delight your family. So regardless of whether you plan on traveling to LA with your immediate family or are looking forward to organizing an LA based family reunion, continue reading to discover how to start booking a Los Angeles tour bus or minibus and plan your upcoming family trip to LA.

A helpful guide to mapping a group family tour of Los Angeles:

The Big Ones: Make sure to fit in these quinessential eerie LA sites (e.g. Disney Land, La Brea Tar Pits, etc)

It would be a shame to visit LA as a family without visiting some of LA’s most iconic attractions. Some must visit examples include Disney Land, the La Brea Tar Pits and Malibu Beach. If you do plan on visiting one of more of LA’s theme parks such as Disney Land or Universal Studios, it’s well worth splurging on VIP passes, so that your family will won’t have to spend hours waiting around in lengthy queues to ride their favorite rides.

Consider Various Transportion Options

The transportation option which you choose will largely be determined by how many individuals there will be in your party. However, it’s also well worth considering whether you’re confident navigating LA’s notorious gridlock yourself, or if you’d prefer to rent a comfortable air-conditioned bus and a driver, to transport your family around LA.

Map Out Other Destinations: Choose what other specialized sites you’ll want to visit in the area

In order to make the most out of your time in LA, make sure to create a detailed itinerary which features LA attractions which rank highly on your family members’ wish lists. As examples, you may be interested in visiting Universal Studios, Runyon Canyon, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Santa Monica Beach.

It’s well worth chatting to your family members in advance of your trip as if several individuals express an interest in visiting a particular site, you may want to add it to your LA tour itinerary.

Book Tours: Consider booking private tours

You may not be aware that a high percentage of LA attractions offer private tours for a small cost. So it’s well worth planning ahead and ringing some of the attractions which you’re interested in touring with your family in advance, to see whether or not you’re able to book a private tour for your group. Sometimes you may even receive a discount for booking a group tour, especially if you’re booking a large tour for a family reunion.

Plan Plenty Of Distractions

As there will often be times when you’ll need to keep your family members occupied it’s well worth planning distractions to ensure that your family members are never bored. As you’ll need more than playlists and radio to keep you entertained between stops, it’s well worth planning to play some fun games. For suggestions of games which will keep your family in high spirits simply visit https://blog.bus.com/group-games-to-play-on-long-bus-rides.

So if you plan on organizing a family tour to Los Angeles, it’s well worth using the handy guide listed above in order to ensure that planning your group tour to LA goes off without a hitch.

Nine Reasons To Consider Cabo San Lucas For Your Next Family Vacation

Looking for the perfect place to vacation? If so, you are going to want to consider Cabo San Lucas for your next trip. In this article, we will be going over some of the top reasons to consider Cabo San Lucas.

Reasons To Consider Cabo:

  1. Weather

This is by far one of the best reasons you are going to want to consider visiting Cabo as your ideal destination. After all, everyone wants to get away from the cold when they are on vacation. You will find sunshine almost year-round which means that you don’t have to worry about having your vacation ruined by cold and stormy weather. The average temperature sits just under 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Therefore, you will be able to experience some of the best weather no matter what. Along with this, you can expect over 300 days of sunshine which will make it the ideal location for someone that doesn’t want to risk having their entire vacation ruined by inclement weather.

  1. Accessibility

Another big reason you want to consider Cabo is that it happens to be one of the most accessible places to go. This is especially true if you are an American citizen. You will be able to visit Cabo without having to worry about obtaining a visa. You can travel to Mexico without a visa which means that you are going to have one less thing to worry about when scheduling your trip. Along with this, you are going to be able to travel there either via plane, sea, or even car. This means that you will be able to easily get to Cabo no matter what mode of transportation you are looking to utilize. This makes it one of the easiest places to get to and one of the most accessible options to consider.

  1. Beaches

Another big reason you are going to want to at least consider Cabo is because you will find some of the best beaches there. If you are someone that loves going to the beach, you are not going to find a better place to visit than Cabo. Cabo has some of the best looking white sandy beaches that you will be able to find anywhere. You will be able to enjoy some of the best beaches in the world that attract millions of people per year. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach or go scuba diving, you will be able to do it all on various Cabo beaches.

  1. Things To Do

Another big reason to consider Cabo would be the various activities and things that you will be able to do while you are there. Some places might get boring due to the limitations of activities that you can partake in. Regardless of what you are looking for or what age you and everyone in your family is, you should be able to find all kinds of things that you can do in Cabo. Whether you are looking for things to do with younger members of the family or you are looking to go out at night and enjoy nightlife activities, you will be able to find just about everything available in Cabo.

  1. Food

Another big reason to head to Cabo for your family vacation would be due to the excellent cuisine that you will be able to find available throughout the local area. You will be able to find all kinds of excellent local cuisines and highly rated restaurants that you can sample.

  1. Fits All Budgets

Another big reason you are going to want to consider visiting Cabo would be due to the ability to enjoy a vacation there no matter what budget you are working with. You will be able to find the perfect accommodation that caters towards your budget range no matter if you are looking to go all out and spend a lot or if you are dealing with budget restraints. Regardless, you should be able to find something that works within your budget requirements.

  1. Tours

If you are someone that enjoys taking tours, you will be able to find all kinds available to choose from in Cabo. Whether you want land tours or water tours, you can find all kinds that allow you to do various things such as going whale watching or even to see sea-lions.

  1. Fishing

If you are someone and/or you have someone in your family that absolutely loves to go fishing, Cabo happens to be one of the best places that you can visit as there are ample fishing opportunities that you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to find fishing spots just minutes from the shore which is going to make it easy and convenient to catch various kinds of fish.

  1. Availability Of Less Frequented Spots

If you are looking to enjoy the peace and quiet and relaxation, you will be able to find some remote destinations in Cabo such as a villa with EnjoyMexico.net. While Cabo has become a sprawling and ideal vacation destination for a lot of people of all ages, there are still parts that you can find that are uncrowded and quiet. Therefore, you will be able to find a place suitable if you are looking for some peace and quiet for complete relaxation.

Overall, there is simply no better place to visit than Cabo. If you are looking for a place to go that is going to provide you with excellent weather and a warm climate year-round, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option. Not only that, but you are going to be able to make Cabo your destination no matter what budget you are working with and what kind of experience you are after. It is the perfect place to go for people of all ages which makes it the absolute perfect vacation destination for a family. Whether you want complete relaxation, fun with the family, or to take in some of the best beaches in the world, you will be able to find just what you are looking for in Cabo San Lucas.

Family Winter Vacations in and Around New York

With the harsh New York winters around the corner, enrolling into a defensive driving course online will help you remember those safe driving skills on the road. This will be important when you decide to take the entire family on your New York winter vacation. Before you hop into the car, you have some planning to do.

Whether you’re staying in a cabin in the woods of upstate New York or soaking up the warm waters of an indoor water park, you’ll need to be prepared. It is wise to know the NY hit and run laws and what it means to leave the scene, but knowing the best winter vacations in or around New York is the first step to booking a trip your kids will brag about.

Whiteface Lodge

When you’re looking for your standard luxury cabin resort in the mountains vacation, then the Whiteface Lodge is one of the top options. This notable cabin mansion is the best winter relaxation. You can stay in luxury bedrooms, decompress in a spa, and bath in the heated waters around the resort. Not to mention, there are an abundance of trails, skiing adventures, and tubing expeditions in the area.

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park 

Just because the outside is cold, doesn’t mean you can’t partake on an amusement park extravaganza. The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park is the perfect getaway for the thrill-seeking family. You can have all your favorite experiences at a Six Flags park, but the warmth and coziness of a heated cabin. If the heated pools don’t warm you up, the adrenaline rush will. 

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort brings the thrill outdoors. You can glide across the newly created ski rink or slide down one of the largest tubing slopes in the state. When you’re wanting to warm your hands from the snow adventures, you can grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and bask next to a fire pit. There’s also a winter festival that dishes out the best foods, snacks, and desserts that everyone will love. Did we mention you can even ride a sleigh pulled by horses?

Mohonk Mountain House

The Mohonk Mountain House is a luxurious mansion spa that overlooks a breathtaking lake in upstate New York. The getaway will help you unwind and relax during the cold months. Between the live concerts, theatrical plays, cozy spas, and delicious gourmet foods, you’ll know why the Mohonk Mountain House is a historic landmark.

Hunter Mountain

Families that ski and snowboard will love their stay at Hunter Mountain. This family destination will have everything you need to get that adrenaline pumping while zipping down one of the most popular mountain trips in the state. If you’re not into the idea of balancing on some wood while you speed down the Kaatskill, then you’re in luck. You also could tube. It’s skiing, but you’re sitting down. 

Adirondack Park Camping

Absolute escapism is sometimes the best way to decompress. You can camp outside with the bare minimum in winter, if you are asurvivalist. The benefits of doing so is witnessing the serene beauty of the Adirondack mountains capped in snow. Nothing is quieter than the Adirondack mountains during winter… until your kids wake up.

The Village Lodge

But, if you’re more into the “glamping” lifestyle (glamorous camping) than the Village Lodge will if perfect. These woodsy, yet chic, lodges are the perfect getaway for people who want to go camping, but don’t want to deal with actual camping.

4 Countries in Europe Those Are Nowhere Less Than Heaven

Europe is that one continent which has been gifted with the most beautiful places in the world. It is even harder to come up with any explanation that would beat the fact that yes, Europe indeed has the most astonishing lands. But, amongst so many counties, there are a few which are always going to stay in the top of the list. Many people who visit Europe or plan a tour there end up visiting the same famed places without realizing that there are more to explore. So, if you are visiting Europe in the coming days, try breaking the old legend of visiting the same old places and try exploring ones which really deserve your attention.

High angle view of city

Planning a Europe trip is not difficult these days. Many travel agencies are offering great packages and no matter in which country you are residing, you will get a great tour package like Europe tour from Dubai, Europe tour from India, Europe Tour from France and anywhere. So now, after you know how to avail the tour packages, focus on travelling to these 4 countries in Europe those are worth your visit.

Greece

Greece is that one country which is famous for its ancient sites, remarkable monuments, monasteries, untouched villages, and historical treasures. It is a blend of nature’s beauty with man-made ancient heritage. The sight of its ancient sites is something that is just hard to put into words. One can find a lot to do in Greece and the best is to discover the Greek mythology that has been the inspiration of many artists till date. The country is a must to visit by every travel bug if he/she is looking for some diverse beauty.

Croatia

The place got its fame post being a spot of the shoot for the worldwide famous series “Game of Thrones,” but the place deserves more than just being that. Croatia is an ancient country dotted with white-walled towns and framed with gorgeous beaches of sparkling blue water. The beauty of Croatia is still untouched and that is why it offers the best natural treasure. The country is also a cultural hub of architectural beauty. The beauty of this place cannot be sufficed.

Turkey

Turkey is a country which can perfectly be called as a cultural hub. Here, one can live through the amalgamation of European, Asian, and Roman culture and a few establishments are even located where you can strongly feel the influence. With the mix of these diverse yet vibrant cultures, ancient structures, markets, and beaches, you will feel to be entered in a completely different world where beauty prevails and rules.

Norway

Norway is a country in Europe that is more of a rugged and nature stricken place. The coastal mountains, striking fjords, glaciers, and natural beauty make Norway a place simply heaven for the nature lovers. The country is entirely into nature and is filled with nature parks, wildlife, and unique natural sceneries. Added to this, the culture of the country that is prevailing in almost all the cities will make you fall in love.

These 4 countries in Europe are the most gorgeous yet unexplored. You must take a break from visiting the old stereotypical places and make sure to visit any of these 4 places to know what it feels to spend a few days of life away from the chaos.

4 Essential Tips for Visiting Thailand With Your Family

While Thailand is one of the world’s most popular destinations, it isn’t always viewed as the best child friendly place in the world. However, this reputation is largely unwarranted and Thais are some of the most accommodating people you’ll meet. There’s more to Thailand than bars and partying and it can be one of the best destinations for families if you know what to look for. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips when visiting the country with your family.

Buddah, Phuket, Thailand

Get a Direct Flight

You might think that a stopover might be a great way to save on your trip, but that could be a recipe for disaster if you’re travelling with kids. It just adds an unnecessary leg to the travel in each direction and the wait at stops can be difficult for the whole family. So, try to stick to direct flights only, even if it costs more.

Pick a Child Friendly Hotel

Choosing a hotel that is accommodating to kids is a must if you want everybody to be happy. The best kids friendly hotels will go much further than simply offering the basic amenities; they will also have activities and spaces to keep children entertained. Look for a hotel that will have a family friendly pool as well. Great hotels will organize excursions and adventures for kids and will have play rooms as well, so make sure that you look at everything the hotel you’re thinking of choosing has to offer before you make a decision.

Time Your Landing

If you can, try to book a flight that will allow you to land before bedtime. Arriving in the wee hours of the morning could be difficult on your kids and could ruin your first day there. Speaking of first days, try to use it for relaxation and for getting situated. Get aware of your surroundings and start planning your activities for the next days. This is not the time to visit the Grand Palace or to go on any of the crowd filled attractions on the city either, unless you want to have a tantrum on your hands.

Save Bangkok for Last

If you were thinking of visiting Bangkok, then it would be wise to wait until the end of the trip to do so. Bangkok can get hectic at times and can be a little much to absorb for kids who haven’t been accustomed to Thai culture yet.

As a matter of fact, if you’re only there for a short stay, we suggest you keep your destinations to a minimum. Moving around with kids can be taxing, and not all travelling options are as accommodating to kids, so if you want to keep a happy camp, keep the travelling to a minimum.

As you can see, travelling to Thailand with kids can easily be done once you have the basics down. Make sure that you follow the few tips in this article if you want to give your family a trip to remember, for the right reasons.