As a mom, it is hard enough to find time to relax at home so trying to relax while on vacation- forget about it! Especially if you have little ones running around making messes or screaming all day, the idea of a relaxing vacation may sound impossible. But this contributed post provides some practical tips to teach you how to plan a relaxing vacation that doesn’t have to include dropping your kids off to their grandparents. Because I am sure that idea may have crossed your mind…

If you are usually busy and wish there were 48 hours in a day, it might be looking for a vacation that will let you sit back, enjoy luxury, pampering, and avoid doing any chores. To help you plan a few days away with or without the kids, you will find a list of things to consider when booking your transport, flights, hotel, and services.

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Go All Inclusive

If you had enough of cooking all week every day for your kids, you might want to take a well-deserved break. Booking an all-inclusive hotel will save you money if you have picky and always hungry kids, while you can try new types of food every day. You don’t have to hunt for a restaurant that accommodates your kids’ taste and your budget, so you can sit by the pool or on the beach all day with a book and forget about meal planning.


Get Your Transfers Ordered In Time

To make sure that your vacation goes smoothly, you might want to book your transfers on time. Once you have your flights, you can start looking for offers and get your transfers pre-booked. If sitting in a minivan with other travelers is not for you, find an alternative. Great companies offer private transfer at affordable prices. Check out for deals and offers on luxury transport.


Book Your Spa Treatments

Find a resort where you can switch off and recharge your batteries. A hotel with a Turkish Bath can be a blessing for overworked and tired mothers. You can also check out the fitness centers of the hotel and the reviews on the facilities before you would complete your booking. A relaxing massage on the first night will help you make the most out of your vacation, and get you in a good mood.


Book a Hotel with Childcare


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In case you have smaller kids, you need to find a resort that offers day child care, as well as night programs. You might want to spend a romantic dinner with your partner watching the stars and enjoying local cocktails. To avoid having to worry about your kids while on vacation, you could check out the childcare facilities and their ratings so you can plan your evenings and days.


Switch Off Your Phone Most of the Time

You need to take a break from your regular routine. While catching up with your friends on Facebook at night can be relaxing, getting phone calls from friends who need help, advice or want to ask questions is not something you would like to deal with while on holiday. Enjoy your time off the screen as often as you can, so you can do some soul-searching, stress relief, and meditate.

All busy mothers deserve a break every now and then. To avoid having to deal with unruly kids and cooking while you are away, book an all-inclusive resort that offers all the facilities you need to recharge your batteries and relax.


Running a household can be tough, so finding the time to get away from the stresses of home to take a nice vacation is a great way to relieve stress. But when you have a family full of children, it takes the right planning to make sure you can find a place that accommodates everyone to make sure you can still relax and enjoy yourself.

I love to cook but I sure don’t mind taking a break from it sometimes so I love the idea of booking an all-inclusive hotel. This gives you a lot more time to enjoy yourself. Of course, it doesn’t come without a heavier price tag. Other accommodations like daycare and spa treatments will also increase the price of your vacation but it will make it all the more relaxing. So take the time to plan ahead.

The thought of planning a vacation, when you have a house full can be pretty stressful but I hope these tips have provided some ways to help make the process a bit easier because parents deserve a relaxing vacation once in a while.

What stresses you out the most about planning a family vacation? Share your thoughts below.

4 thoughts on “How to Plan a Relaxing Vacation – That Actually Includes Your Whole Family”

  1. Great article and much needed if you are going on vacation because I think just planning a vacation can be somewhat stressful. Following these tips will be greatly needed for vacations especially if you have children and want to relax without worry if that’s even possible. Any kind of help with vacations are much appreciated just think not even having to use the cell phone that sounds great.

    1. Hi Fred,
      I agree just planning a vacation can be stressful so having tips that can help is beneficial. I know the idea of relaxing on a vacation with children doesn’t seem possible but it is. I am sure not everyone would like the idea of putting up their cell phones during vacation and some of us may not be able to but it is a great idea.

  2. Wow, wow, wow, this is what I need so badly being tired of household chores, a nice and relaxing holiday. Definitely, hotels and places that are child-friendly is a must but I am so so glad that you have mentioned about switching off the mobile phone so that we can enjoy each and every moment rather than posting pictures on social media. I absolutely agree with what you have said. Thank you for sharing useful posts always….:)

    1. Hi Sarah,
      You are so right. All the work we do at home with caring for our family and our home, we deserve a nice family vacation. The phones can be a distraction and some of us spend a lot of time on our devices and social media. But a vacation should be all about relaxation and family.

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