If you are married, have kids, or come from a large family, you probably travel with them often, right? And that’s a good thing! Plus, kudos to you if you travel with small children; it can get hectic. But you should also travel without kids every once in a while! Whether you do this independently or embark on an adult-only getaway with your SO, here are a few reasons why.

Why Adults Should Travel Without Kids Once in a While

One of the best ways to escape the stress of everyday life is by taking time out to take childfree vacations. Solo, or couple, travel has many benefits for your mental health as it can be a refreshing change from the daily grind.

Couple Traveling Without Kids
Couple at the airport

Childfree travel has the great advantage of allowing you to step down from being a parent for a few days and truly letting go of the pressure of being in charge of others.

While taking your kids to the beach is excellent, doing everything for yourself and them can be exhausting, even with a flexible schedule. Childfree vacations give you the license to chill and take a breath.

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Couple relaxing at the beach during a sunset

And while you are at it, why not take a break from social media too? This way, you can truly reconnect with yourself and forget about the rest of the world.

Lone Rangers: The Benefits of Travelling Solo

Solo travel can help you feel more confident, refreshed, and in control of your life. It’s also a great way to learn about yourself and what you want in life. Solo travel without kids can also be an opportunity to meet new people and make friends with locals who will become great contacts in your future travels.

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Woman at the beach with a hat on her hand

Unwinding by yourself is sometimes necessary, and plenty of childfree hotels are worth checking out. While some offer great packages for adults-only all-inclusive vacations where you don’t have to worry about anything but your next margarita, others are perfect for a weekend getaway for adults only. So, you don’t have to take all your vacation days all at once! Just a long weekend off.

Woman walking at the beach
Woman walking at the beach

While some people prefer to travel with their families, others prefer to travel alone; this doesn’t mean you have to stick to just one. You can have a great family vacation and enjoy a child-free getaway every once in a while.

Couple relaxing at the beach
Couple relaxing at the beach

Many benefits of traveling alone make it an appealing experience. Here are some reasons why it may be worth taking the plunge and exploring the world on your own.

  • You will naturally choose where you want to go, which gives you more control over the experience itself.
  • You can spend more time alone. You may prefer, or not, to be with other travelers.
  • You have no one else slowing down or changing the plans you previously made for your journey
  • The journey becomes more personal, as it can also serve as a sole discovery experience

Whether you are exploring a new country on foot, taking a walk by the beach, or trying scuba diving, there will be moments in which you get to yourself and reflect on your memories and motivations for the trip.

Benefits of Adults-Only Vacations for Couples 

Couple jumping into the ocean
Couple jumping into the ocean

Taking some time off for a kid-free vacation to share with your partner is also a great idea! Some of the awesome perks of doing this are listed below.

  • Rekindling your relationship
  • Working on issues you may have pending with your SO
  • Reconnecting and finding a new type of intimacy
  • Discovering new places
  • Traveling to all those locations you’ve been planning since before the kids came along

So, leave your kids with a nanny or your in-laws. Get your shades and start packing for a romantic getaway at one of many childfree hotels! Pro tip: Prepare for a date night without worrying about getting home to check on the little ones.

What can I do without my kids? 

Happy couple at the spa
Happy couple at the spa

Perhaps you‘ve gotten used to taking your whole family on vacays, and you may wonder what activities you can do without having everyone on board. A few things you can easily find at any place where travel without kids is the norm are: taking a spa day, playing water sports, or finally taking full advantage of a resort’s pool bar (wink, wink!).

Why is it important to travel with your kids? 

Family looking up at the airport
Family looking up at the airport

Now, traveling with your kids is also essential, as it helps kindle relationships and have fun together.

Traveling with your kids can be a great way to bond, have fun, and make memories. Traveling can also help parents, and kids, get to know and understand each other better, and build trust.

Although kid-free resorts are not an option for this trip, you can always find family-inclusive resorts with unique packages. Just make sure to keep everyone entertained and relaxed with diverse activities!