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1. Posted by Joxmas (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hello!
I am planning to travel with my family in some place around the world.
We're backpackers travellers and I was looking for some easy adventure.
They're 9 yrs and 18 months. Any suggestion?
Possibly during Christmas holidays. I was thinking about Asia.
What do you think?
Thanks!

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5612 posts) 3y 1 Star this if you like it!

Hello Giorgia Natale.

"What do you think?"

During Christmas holidays - for Southeast Asia - usually high season. This means higher price for plane tickets, higher prices for hotels. (In a normal non Covid 19 years.) Right now nothing is that certain for countries being completely open for normal tourism.

"We're backpackers travellers and I was looking for some easy adventure.
They're 9 yrs and 18 months. Any suggestion?"

You have to research visa requirements. Any place you intend to visit make sure you have adequate medical care available for the kids. I really don't care if adults eat bad food and get sick, but with the kids you should extra careful . Do you intend to use some sort of open hostel with the kids or have a hotel or guest house private room?

You need to figure out a daily budget separate from the cost of plane tickets. There are limits how long you can stay in any country.

  • If the children are from a previous marriage you may need permission from the other person. This is to prevent child abduction. Research passport requirements and any other requirements to take kids out of your country.

Hopefully tourism will be back to normal by Christmas season. Most likely you will be asked to prove you and children have been vaccinated against this virus thing. Maybe even have proof of recent virus tests too.

Don't book hotels and flights right now is my advice. Thailand is popular with tourists traveling in family groups.

Good luck.

3. Posted by adi20 (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y 1 Star this if you like it!

It's not safe this year as covid is not over yet, and you want to travel with children's then I suggest pick some other place which is safer.
Stay safe, Stay Healthy.

4. Posted by wanderinglia10 (Inactive 17 posts) 3y 1 Star this if you like it!

Yes, Very true this year due to the 2nd wave of covid Asian countries are very much affected so it is better for you to plan your trip to some other countries as it is not safe. There are some rumours of the 3rd wave of covid which will affect the kids and children's so it's better to cancel Asia and plan for some other continent.

5. Posted by Joxmas (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for your answers.
I really think you all are talking fine...it's too risky for children going Asia right this year.
And for me as well.
I'll look for a new destination.
Suggestions are welcome!

6. Posted by Julia-4 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Christmas usually is the busiest time of the year, especially for Europe. If you consider traveling to Europe (because more and more countries are getting open), I would recommend starting planning and booking at least 6 months in advance. I've been for Christmas in Italy, Norway, Russia, and Switzerland. Maybe Italy impressed me most. It's actually a big fun for kids too, everything is very beautiful and sparkling.
Russia is unique too, but you need a visa and a local guide for sure.

[ Edit: Edited on 9 Jun 2021, 12:54 GMT by Julia-4 ]

7. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1627 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Suggest you consider Madeira. The holiday lights and activities for children were amazing when I visited in early December 2019. I also enjoyed the Azores.

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9. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 2077 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

France and Germany are fun at Christmas with all the beautiful decorations and Christmas markets. They have lots of fun activities for kids at the markets and lots of fun foods to try. Strasbourg, France is my favorite at Christmas but nearly everyplace has a fun market.

Enjoy your vacation.

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