Travel is a very enriching experience you can enjoy with your family. You create a lot of wonderful memories by jetting off and exploring new destinations together, which makes all of the fuss worth it. And trust us, there will definitely be a bit of fuss — travelling on its own can take a toll on you, so imagine doing it with both your tiny twins in tow.
Despite how difficult it can be, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Pretraveller notes that travelling can help your children grow in tremendous ways, from nurturing empathy to sparking their curiosity. Implementing some workarounds will lead to a great getaway for all, which means that you’ll have a bit more time to plan your next family holiday!
Pack with care
You’re probably used to lugging around two of everything no matter where you go, whether it’s additional nappies or extra clothes. You might be tempted to pack light for your travels, so if you are, then take into consideration what extras you need to bring and what you can buy at the airport or at your destination. For example, you might want to take your toddlers’ wipes with you but these can be bought practically anywhere. In fact, some mums order sets of wipes and nappies to be delivered to their destination to save on luggage space.
Book a night flight for long-haul trips
Travel mummy Aisling Gray suggests going for a night flight if you’re planning on flying. One of the most daunting things about travelling on a long-haul flight is readjusting your little ones’ sleeping schedules. Flying at night helps minimise this as you can follow their natural sleeping patterns. When all else fails, you can always opt for some in-flight entertainment – they’ll doze off sooner than you think!
Bring twin-friendly gear
One of the biggest challenges in travelling with twins is getting around. Instead of pushing around two separate prams, it’s worth considering investing in a twin pram instead. iCandy’s double prams are the same width as regular pushchairs, making them easily to manoeuvre no matter where you go. Whether you’re on public transport or walking through a historic site, a twin pram shields your toddlers from the sun whilst ensuring that all of their necessities, such as wipes and snacks, are within reach. This also frees you up to take in all the sights and sounds without worrying about where your twins have run off to.
Wherever you go in the world, you’ll probably be spending a fair amount of time at your accommodation, as you’ll need plenty of rest and relaxation after a long day of exploring. Choosing where to stay is a very important decision, because the right accommodation can make your holiday even more special. Airbnb’s family-friendly accommodation can be found all over the world, with locations ranging from the beaches of Portugal to the breathtaking urban jungle of Istanbul. Plus, there’s something comforting about renting your own house, and this cosy space will help your children get used to a new country much quicker.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
As mentioned earlier, travelling can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re going somewhere new. Hotel and airport staff, stewardesses, and even waiters and waitresses are all there to help, so there’s no harm in asking them for some assistance if you really need it.