Traveling With Only Children
I’ve been daydreaming about travel a lot lately, and thought I’d reach out to this community for insight and advice about how to make traveling as enjoyable as possible (when we’re allowed to do it again). We have one child, age 7, and we have always traveled a lot as a family and had lots of fun together. However, our child is old enough now that I’m wondering if traveling with just Mom and Dad will be his cup of tea for much longer, as I really feel like he needs that social interaction and play time with other kids. We have sometimes met up with friends who happen to be in the same place on vacation, but I’m wondering if we’re going to need to start inviting a friend on trips with us (which, I’ll be honest, intimidates me a bit – so much responsibility and added expense!).
What do other families with only children do on the road? Travel to places where the kid can join a group (like a kids club) or camp? Bring a friend? Other ideas? I’m also curious to hear about the travel experiences of parents who were only children themselves. Were you okay just being with your parents on trips? What worked well for you, and what didn’t work so well? I had a sibling growing up, but we didn’t travel much and when we did, it was usually to visit extended family so I had cousins to play with.
Thanks for any tips! Hopefully we’ll be able to put them to use in the not-too-distant future…