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Tips For Traveling With Family And Friends

The thought of travelling with family and friends can seem like a heavenly idea until you are on the road and you start getting annoyed by a few turn of events. You might be used to your family, but spending extensive time with friends might reveal lots of things you had no idea about before and it might not always go down well especially on a holiday. But having ample time to prepare for the trip ahead and carefully selecting the friends and family members to take with you can change things for the best. A few tips can prove to be helpful if you want to have the best time when travelling with friends and family.

1. Ensure that you have same comfort levels as far as the trip is concerned. If you love bus travels, trying new delicacies by the roadside and camping, make sure that you do not travel with people who would rather dine in the finest restaurants and want luxurious hotels and cars for accommodation and transport.

2. Think about age compatibility before you begin with the travel plans. Your ages and stages should be compatible enough so that every person travelling finds companionship and does no end up feeling lost in the group. If you have an elderly person in the group, be sure to get another elderly person they can relate to throughout the trip. You also do not want to travel with one child in the midst of adults because it can get very boring for the child. Get enough children and adults in the group so everyone fits in.

3. Think about activities that you all love and make sure that the areas you aim to visit will accommodate everyone’s preferences. The best thing to do is to make sure that if you are sporty you choose a travel group that is just a sporty, if you love adventure then go for adventurous people to make up your travel group. It becomes easy to stay happy when you all have matching preferences in activities and other important areas.

4. Get the most appropriate transport and accommodation solutions. You are travelling as a group and you therefore should be in one bus, train or flight. When getting accommodation, try packages that are good enough to cater to every person in the group including any toddlers. You do not have to share the same room but you should at least be in the same facility to keep travel plans organized.


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How to Maintain Happy Family Relations

The family is the most important structure on the planet. Despite this reality, the family unit is usually overlooked and sometimes abandoned. What can be done to protect this vital structure? How can we maintain and strengthen family ties? How does good family structure contribute to nation building?

Families are the building blocks of societies, therefore, to have better societies, we need to have better families. Having said that, we now need to identify where to start. Well, the best place to start is at the beginning, the parents. Parents play a very important and vital role in family life. Let us examine four things that we can do, that when applied, can significantly improve our family relations.

We need to be good role models for our children. Children are copy cats, so, if we are bad role models, they will copy it, the same is true if are we good role models. Secondly, we need to talk with our children. Lets face it, our children needs to let themselves be heard, by talking to and listening to them, we get to know what is on their minds. Knowing what they are thinking will enable us to give meaningful advice. Third, we need to get involved. The possibility of our children using illegal drugs will be greatly reduced if we get involved in their lives. We can do this by engaging in a number of activities such as, going to a movie, playing both indoor and outdoor games, preparing a meal, and helping with their home work just to name a few. Last we need to set rules. Children are not able to identify danger, so, someone else have to identify their own danger, so, therefore, setting rules is one way to protect our children and they will thank us for it years to come.

It is not difficult to see that good family structures contributes to nation building. Within the family there are prospective doctors, teachers, lawyers, nurses, engineers, and the list goes on, therefore, when we make the effort to develop good family relations, we are actually laying the groundwork for future societies. As parents, let us do everything we can to cultivate good relations within our families.