SE Asia Family Adventure: Guest Post
Southeast Asia Family Adventures: Guest Post
With different countries and diverse culture and traditions, Southeast Asia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Some countries offer travellers a tropical climate all year round, amazing beaches, great food, and, of course, low prices.
Southeast Asia is made up of 11 countries:
Planning a whole trip alone can be overwhelming, especially when traveling with little ones! It’s best to plan things ahead, especially in which destination you want to take your family, as you will not be able to travel to all countries in one trip. There are tips in choosing child-friendly destinations suggested by a travel guide for kids’ safety, such as opting for a location with similar time zones when travelling with a baby to avoid disrupting their sleeping patterns. The resource also suggests visiting an animal or a water park if travelling with toddlers, theme parks for young children, and adrenaline activities for teens.
The top family adventures in Southeast Asia:
Southeast Asia: Island trip adventure
Most Southeast Asian countries are made up of beautiful and well-preserved islands. In fact, the Philippines has 7,107 islands in itself. But, if you are looking to go on an island hopping then Thailand has some of the unspoilt islands you can visit with your family. The Telegraph cited some of the island paradise you can include in your next trip to Thailand:
1. Koh Phayam
2. Ko Phra Tong
3. Moo Ko Suring National Park
4. Ko Kradan
5. Ko Ngai
6. Ko Jum
7. Ko Yao Islands
Southeast Asia: Volunteer work
Do you want to teach your children a sense of responsibility? If you have more time to spare in your Asian trip, then consider signing up your family for a free volunteer program. Some would require your family to look after young local children and teach them, others involve ecotourism work. In a research entitled ‘Family Volunteering: An Exploratory Study of the Impact on Families,’ one of the benefits of volunteering is that children gets to focus on someone else other than themselves, enhances their personal feeling (‘makes you feel good’), and learns the act of giving and cheering other people.
How do kids respond to volunteering? Research shows children learn to appreciate and respect others, especially their family members who also care for the community. “Parents also noticed a change in their children’s attitudes towards each other; they get along better and see that they need each other for success,” the research added.
Southeast Asia: Nature camping and trekking
The region is filled with well-preserved natural beauties that your family will love and enjoy. Camping is one of the much-awaited activities of many children, especially the young ones up to their teenage years. It can satisfy their need for physical activity while enjoying true participation in the environment, which is commonly not satisfied in schools.
Adults also get to benefit from camping and trekking as they are able to exercise their bodies and unwind their minds after a long week in the office. It’s a great way to release physical and mental stress brought by toxic lifestyle in the city and at work. Camping as a family also strengthens your bond, where you are able to learn more about each other.
Many foreigners visit the Philippines to camp, trek, and hike. The mountains here suit beginner to advanced hikers. For more tips on where to hike and how to safely camp out in the country, check out the list provided by the Philippine Oline Chronicles.
Southeast Asia has plenty of destinations and exciting adventures to offer tourists. We hope we’ve provided you enough idea how to plan your trip to this region. We love to hear your stories, suggestions, and experiences. Feel free to leave a comment.
Oliver Peters is a seasoned traveller, who always brings his family to different adventures. He shares most of his experiences by guest blogging through various websites to reach a mass audience, while he’s still working on his own website. Oliver hopes to visit more Eastern nations this year to introduce his children to the rich culture of Asian nations. This article gave him enough idea on how to pull their vacation in 2016.