Why Your Family Trip Never Works Out

Written By Victoria Ang | Edited by Chua Jia Yu

At least in the way you planned.

Touch your heart and ask yourself honestly (don’t worry, we won’t tell): Do you genuinely enjoy family trips?

For most parts, family trips are rife with angst, angst and more angst. Mum wants to eat and,that’s all, she just wants to eat. Dad insists he knows where he is going when you’ve been going around in circles for ages. Five more minutes, Dad says, we will reach soon. Mum gets sulky and irritated by the endless walking. She wants food. Then Mum and Dad gets peeved at each other for being stubborn. You and your sister just looks on in boredom, thinking, can we do something substantial, already?

Emotions are high and your plans are put on hold to iron out problems because everyone has their own ideas about what they want to do. We get it. We’ve all been there and done that. Family trips are often not about enjoyment, but about survival. Really, you just want to get back home alive.

Is there any way at all that we can enjoy some peaceful family time abroad? The short answer is: well, it’s hard, but you can try to minimise conflict.

How? Find out here: http://bit.ly/163RFTd

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