For most people, traveling has very positive effects. It allows you to disconnect from routine and stress, live unforgettable experiences, rediscover yourself, open your mind, get to know other realities and cultures, and so much more. Children are not an exception, as through the trip, they can enjoy good times as a family. They will be able to develop more rational, reflective, and critical thinking. They also acquire new values and skills through emotional and social nature, among others.
However, what if you are a Muslim and plan to organise a trip or Muslim holidays with your family? As a Muslim, you will have to observe certain rules such as eating only halal food, praying at least five times a day, and abstaining from any activities there are haram, or not permissible. Hence, you must look for halal places to dine at, Muslim friendly accommodations and amenities, and conducive areas to conduct your prayers with your family.
How to organize your family trip
However, any form of holiday trip is futile if you do not plan ahead and well for it. You have to plan ahead so that it is suitable and entertaining for all family members, especially the little ones. Here are some practical tips to make your trip the best it can be.
Enjoy the trip
Those few long-awaited days of vacation and rest begin with the journey. If you are planning a road trip, then you have to enjoy packing your bags, putting them in the car and driving. Alternatively, if you are going on a holiday to a foreign country, then you have to still pack your bags, but get them to the airport on time, and board the flight. The journey can be as fun as the destination. You have to ensure that your children are entertained on the trip, and enjoy observing the places your family will pass through.
Plan the trip
It is important to organize the trip so that it is not too long for children or the elderly. If you are travelling by car, you must stop at least every two hours at convenient pit stops, to rest, have meals and relieve yourselves. You need to ensure that the pit stops have halal eateries and suitable prayer locations. You must also plan shorter and more dynamic excursions in which the elderly and children do not get bored on the trip. It is important that the little ones can take a nap at some point, failing which they will end up exhausted, and in the afternoon, they will be too tired to do any activities.
A good idea is to involve the whole family in the planning process. If something goes wrong, they won’t be able to blame you. Before the trip, you can all sit down and decide by a majority vote on the itineraries and the places that the whole family could visit. You can search these itineraries with the help of maps and the Internet for the whole family. Ensure that each person is given a suitable task like finding suitable halal eateries, Muslim friendly accommodations, and so on.