Going on a family vacation is amazing - it's a welcome break for everybody and you get to see and experience all these new things as a family - who could want more? However, just as it is back home, it's important that you manage to get some grown-up time while on your family vacation. You can trap that time on your own and tag team the kids with your partner, or if you're traveling with extended family, perhaps Auntie or Nanny will love to spend a day with your kids. Or, the best option, is that you can take advantage of youth clubs and have some time away with your partner. Grown-up time on vacation is so important - when you're with your kids you are constantly putting out fires and worrying about them - at least if someone else is looking after them for a while you just have to do the worrying part. Plus, it's very likely that spending some alone time with your partner is rare back home, so why shouldn't you take advantage of this time?
Go to a spa
Nothing says relaxing more than a trip to the spa. You can book in for one treatment, or stay for the whole day. Go alone, or with your partner. Either way, it's an amazing experience and will help you to completely relax and chill out before you have to get into full parent mode again.
If you have chosen a hotel like the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa,
you can easily see the amazing sights from your room, however, there is always more to see. So take some time to go and visit the sights that your kids wouldn't really find that amazing. You might want to spend hours staring at the Mona Lisa, but is it something your young children would enjoy too?
Go shopping for you
Do some retail therapy and buy yourself something. Everyone deserves a treat now and again, and even if you just pick up a little souvenir of your trip, it's a little gift to yourself that you can cherish for years to come.
You don't have to go anywhere or spend anything to have a great time - plonk yourself and a good book by the pool or on the beach and simply enjoy catching some rays - obviously this one depends on you having the weather and facilities to sunbathe - If you're in Sweden in March, is very unlikely you'll be able to - however you can switch the sunbathing for curling up on a couch with a hot mug of tea and a good book.
While on the topic of reading - when was the last time you read for an extended period of time without some little human needing your attention? Or you constantly looking up to check that the sudden silence isn’t due to anything ominous? Reading is an amazing pastime that can really help you to relax. It lets you escape into another life and lets you leave your worries behind.
Go for dinner
You and your partner - get dressed up and go for dinner. or go for lunch or breakfast. Pick a meal and go and have a date in another country. It’s so important to have date night back home, so why not take the opportunity to go on date night in a new country? It could be incredibly romantic, particularly if you’re in one of the most romantic cities in the world.