It was the last thing single dad David Jensen could think about, especially after his messy divorce. But dreams do come true, and getting the opportunity to travel to exotic locations in the far East with his 14 month old daughter Abigail in tow couldn’t have come at a better time.
Single dads have to deal with so many problems when raising their kids alone. They experience the same when it comes to vacationing with their kids.
The idea is to spend some quality time together as a family. While more and more vacation options are becoming available for single parents, you may still have to consider several things before you take the plunge.
Before you finalize a decision, be sure to keep the following things in mind.
Consider traveling with people like you. It means that you can travel in a group of single dads. It is obvious to feel concerned about the fact that on your vacation, you will meet two-parent families that may make you and your children feel a bit out of place. Look for travel deals for single parents and you will be able to socialize with people like you.
Look for special deals for single parents by hotels, resorts, and even cruises or try an individual itinerary to avoid paying a lot of money. Keep in mind that most resorts for kids are all-inclusive resorts, which means they have included food and activities in the price of the stay.
Do not stay at a hotel; instead, consider a vacation rental to save money. You will also have more room than on a cruise ship or in a resort with a kitchen to cook your own food as per your child’s preferences.
Do not forget to carry documentation to travel with your kids because child protection laws require you to have permission from other parent to travel with your little one. Consider having a notarized letter from your ex if you are divorced. Carrying a notarized letter for medical emergencies is also a good idea.
While there are so many things to consider before you decide to plan to a mini-vacation with your kids, you do not need to worry much when you select one of the following locations. You and your kids are going to have the time of your life while exploring all these locations. Here are some great picks:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Resort
It is possible to find a single-parent package to discover this breathtaking resort on the Puerto Vallarta coast of Mexico, where the white sand beaches, blue waters of Banderas Bay, and green fairways will captivate your senses. You will enjoy luxury suite accommodations with airport pickup service.
Your package may also include tickets to the Canopy Adventure Park Tour, where you and your kids will get a chance to explore the jungle in a safe yet exciting way. You will also get a chance to enjoy non-motorized water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and much more.
The Ft. Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
This is one perfect place for you to have fun with your kids. It offers an impressive balance of kid-friendly fun and adult indulgences to keep everyone entertained. There is a Kid’s Surf Club adjacent to the splash pool, equipped with a custom-built surf simulator where your kids can hang ten before enjoying the South Florida waves. You can relax at the spa on the beach your kids can enjoy at the Surf Club, under supervision of experts.