Can’t wait to travel with your Tiger Cubs? Here are some tips to help you plan a fun and safe summer family holiday!
Summer is finally here, and wouldn’t it be nice to go out and enjoy the warm days outdoors? I know a lot of you cool cats are itching to travel with the entire family again. Travelling is a great learning opportunity for kids, like our fun videos! With several tourist spots and destinations opening their doors to visitors for the season, you might be wondering if it is safe for Tiger Cubs to travel – I know grown-ups are eager to show their kids the great outdoors!
Here at Tiger and Tim, we don’t just make videos, but we also want kids to enjoy the world around them! So we have rounded up some tips from experts on how you can plan your summer holiday 2021 with the whole family.
- Go wild for the wild
When it comes to adventures, the great outdoors never ran out of some good old-fashioned experience. If you plan to travel with your Tiger Cubs, national parks and camping sites are still your best bet, as they offer wide-open spaces to social distance (however, experts warn against overcrowded camping sites – it would be better to check ahead of time).
Kids learn a lot when given a chance to explore nature. They get to experience things they only see in videos or pictures up close! Ain’t that cool?
- Consider renting an RV
When travelling with kids, research shows that travelling in your private vehicle with people from the same household is still the safest option.
Road trips are my favourite! But if you want to make things a little bit different, you might want to consider renting your RV! You get to travel along with the necessities from home and without worrying about sharing communal areas in camping parks. Plus, an RV looks cool – enough said!
- Go for vacation rentals
Hotels can get pretty crowded during peak summer months, and it might be difficult for you and your family to social distance yourself in a packed elevator or indoor hotel restaurants. Furthermore, several hotels typically have stricter health protocols to ensure the safety of their guests.
If you are looking for hotel amenities but without the crowds, go for vacation rental houses instead. Many vacation rentals are located near beaches and mountains, while there are also units that come with their swimming pool for your exclusive use!
You can familiarise your family with the location of your vacation rental by letting your kids watch videos or read articles about the area.
- Skip visiting grandma and grandpa if unvaccinated
We all love grandpa and grandma! But if they are still unvaxxed, you might want to rethink your travel plans. Best if you can wait until they get the jab before visiting them to ensure that everyone’s on the safe side!
- Mask up!
Health experts and officials still recommend the use of masks in public spaces. While many of you would want to go without the mask, some establishments and even transportation services like planes, buses, and trains still require masks for everyone.
Explain to your Tiger Cubs that wearing masks will be part of the trip. However, it would be better to show kids how to wear their masks properly, too!
- Preparation is key
Travelling requires a lot of planning – so I heard! So with COVID-19 still hanging around, preparation is the key to ensuring the whole family gets to enjoy the trip!
Part of your preparation is to know the rate of transmission in your destination of choice so you can assess better if you’d push through or look for a different area instead. You can also have kids watch learning videos about the places you are planning to visit.
Another way to prep for the trip is to boost your family’s immune system. Load up on fruits and vegetables before and during the trip. Pack healthy snacks (yum!) and remember to stay hydrated at all times, too!
Lastly, prepare extra masks, hand sanitisers, wet wipes, and other disinfecting essentials, as these can help everyone stay safe and healthy.
- Follow your instincts
Several airlines, hotels, and resorts offer discounted rates and special summer promos to encourage everyone to travel. While this is good for some, you do not have to pack your bags and travel if you are still uncomfortable.
There are several ways your kids can enjoy summer without having to go far (Check out our suggestions here!). Kids can spend their days in safe places near your home. They can also watch more learning videos on the stuff they want to learn more about, too!
Travelling and going to new exciting places is a great way for kids to explore the world outside their favourite videos. Of course, there are ways in which they can travel safely if your family is up for it, but they can also very well enjoy summer in the comforts of your home (and neighbourhood)!
Talk to you again soon! Stay safe, cool cats!