For someone who loves to write, a freelancing career is like a dream come true; you get to work as a free agent without all the stress of a regular 9 to 5 office job. And the craziness around freelancing would go unnoticed because you love it. Most people looking from the outside would think because the word “free” is incorporated in freelancing, freelancers do little or nothing which is not true.
But let’s be sincere, the life of a freelancer can be very fast paced. You always have something to write, a pitch to send and a contact to catch up with. No matter the amount of love you have for writing, freelancing can drain all your time and energy giving you little or no time for other things, if not managed well.
By now you already know that throwing children or family into this mix can be extra stressful. This is what freelance moms have to deal with every day of their life; they have to manage their freelance career alongside the needs and demands of their children and family.
Although a freelance writing career is more flexible than most office jobs, still the strain of being pulled in so many directions by family and children is very stressful. And as a freelance mom, the best way to properly bond with your family is to travel to some of the best places around the world. It does not only help you bond more with your family and make up for the times you were busy but also clears up your mind for fresh writing ideas.
As a freelancer mom, you need to take your time to pick the best places/country that would be perfect for a family vacation. So, that you can get the most out of the vacation and get so many memories that would last until the next time you can go on another family vacation. Also note that when picking a place for a vacation, the place should cater to everybody’s desires, this way, the vacation would be fun for all.
Here are some of the best places to travel as a freelancer mom/family;
1. Paphos, Cyprus
Cyprus with its abundance of beaches, history, tasty wines, and dishes, is one of the best places a freelancing mom can go with her family. Your children would learn a lot about the history of Aphrodite’s birthplace and some of the historic ruin sites that can be seen around the island like the tomb of the kings and Roman villas. The beautiful landscape around Paphos, UNESCO’s world heritage site would blow your mind away and give you a perfect picture background.
The wines and cheese served at the taverns would transport you all the way back to the 4th century
2. Rovaniemi, Finland
Where else would be the best place to take your family and kids if not Santa Claus’s homeland. Do not let the cold trick you into missing one of the best vacation spots for family; this might be the only opportunity you get to glide all the way on a husky-drawn sleigh in the capital city of Finnish Lapland. With just a few miles away from the Arctic Circle the city has a record low of -30oF.You get to dash over so many white hills and pine branches heavily laden with snow.
Your kids might get to meet Santa at the Santa Claus village, going through letters at the Santa Claus office or tending to his reindeer in the stables. They can also learn a few tricks from his helpers at the Elf workshop. This would renew their hopes that Santa truly does exist because it is good for them to believe in something magical.
Visit some of the fur-filled restaurants to taste dishes that would warm you right to your core like bear stew, Sautéed Reindeer, and fresh Lingonberries.
3. Florida, USA
This is one of the best places to go with your family. Picking vacation spots for kids can be tricky especially teens, but Florida is the best place because it suits all ages.
Beaches and families are always a right combination; it is one of the best places you can rest and bond with your family. Florida is just an hour drive from Miami, and you get to explore the ocean view and the beautiful landscapes. Take long walks on the sandy beaches, have a family picnic with the smell of the sea, or go for a quick swim. You can also taste some of the local delicacies like a crocodile; which could easily pass for chicken.
Would you not like to tell how you rode a glass-bottomed boat and got to see the sea creatures up close and personal or took a dip with Dolphins? All this would make great family vacation memories which you all can look back on and laugh.
4. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a magical place for a family vacation with so many resorts to cater for your family needs and give you a good island holiday experience. These resorts and hotels are well equipped with facilities and services that can cater to the needs of children and adults also. This way the children can have their separate fun while you and your Partner catch up on some alone time (which mom wouldn’t want that?). Nannies and baby sitters are easily accessible in Bali and they absolutely love children so why not take advantage and that way you have the peace of mind knowing your kids are safe and you can also enjoy some quality time.
There is so much in Bali to entertain the whole family, from the magical beaches, culture, and the abundant rice terraces to the purpose-built attraction for the kids. Their western style food is a welcome taste in your mouth, and their welcoming attitudes towards kids makes it a must go for a vacation.
Life is too short to get carried away with work and let family suffer. The mom is the bond that glues the family together, and you should always travel with family to keep the bond together and make new memories. So pick one of this vacation places to make those memories.