If you’d asked me before children what my perfect holiday would be – it would be simple. It would be somewhere in the sun, where we didn’t have to cook, where we could relax and lay on the beach together.
It would be somewhere we could go exploring, adventuring and seeing all the country had to offer. It would be somewhere we could be a bit crazy, try something new – jump out of a plane or climb a mountain whilst experience as much of the country’s culture and history as possible.
It would be somewhere different, somewhere fun and somewhere interesting – with things to learn. Somewhere we could experience as much as possible, pack as much into the holiday as we could and have down time by the pool too. It would be a holiday we would never forget.
Now that we have children our perfect holiday is so different in so many ways – but pretty similar too. It would be somewhere in the sun, where we don’t have to cook, where we could relax and lay on the beach together.
It would be somewhere that we could explore, go on an adventure and see the country. Somewhere we could try something new, eat new food and do new things – learn to sail together, go on a family bike ride or build sandcastles on foreign sands for the first time.
It would be somewhere new, somewhere fun and somewhere we could have quality time as a family. Somewhere we could play together, swim together and make memories together.
It would be somewhere the children could stay up late, experience a kids club and make new friends. It would be their first time on a plane and their first time abroad. It would be somewhere they would remember forever – and look back at the photographs fondly too.
For us, the perfect holiday would be somewhere we could watch our children having fun, enjoying themselves and experiencing new things. It would be somewhere the children could spend quality time together and somewhere that Hubby and I could have time together too. Brunch whilst the children are in the kids club, enjoying activities together and then having cocktails on the veranda in the evening.
It would be somewhere we could be a family. Somewhere we could spend quality time together, where we could eat together, laugh together and just be together. It would be a holiday to introduce the children to how amazing holidays can be, how beautiful the world is and how great it is to spend time with those closest to you.
Our perfect holiday may have changed since having children but it’s still the same really too. Our perfect holiday is somewhere we can be together, having fun, relaxing and making memories.
Disclosure: This is my entry into the Mark Warner Holidays’ Family Ambassador search for 2016 in the Fab Photographer category.