8 Myths About International Family Vacations Debunked

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We’ve rounded up 8 of the most common myths about international family vacations and set the record straight to help you plan a perfect trip.

1. International travel is too expensive

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2. You need a lot of time to plan an international trip

3. You need to be fluent in the language of the country you’re visiting

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4. My child is just too young to appreciate it

  • Choose the right destination — shorter, direct flights to destinations like Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean are easier with younger children and get them accustomed to international travel and time differences at a manageable rate. The closer you are to home the easier it is to purchase a return ticket in case of emergency.
  • Bring the right gear, but don’t overpack — many hotels offer cribs, toys, pack-n-plays, baby bottles and even baby food.
  • Consider a family friendly cruise — waves and ocean breezes will have the whole family sleeping like babies. Plus, the child care centers give parents plenty of free time.
  • Consider a luxury villa rental — the concierge can stock the fridge with food before arrival and even pick up diapers, baby wipes and formula.
  • Book hotels that are child and family-friendly

5. If my child gets sick in a foreign country, we’re stuck

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6. Vacations have to be all about the kids

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7. Kids think art and culture are boring

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8. My kids won’t be able to eat anything

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