Having children is the most wonderful experience of your life. It's difficult and can drive you crazy, but it's also amazing, and most parents wouldn't give it up for the world. However, there's no hiding that having kids makes some things more difficult. It doesn't necessarily make anything impossible, but it does mean some things you might want to do would be very hard or just very different. Travel is one of the things that changes a lot once you have kids. You have to think about your travels very differently when you take little ones along. Before you have kids, there are some places you should see. While you can visit with your children too, the experience will be very different.
Australia is a hugely popular choice for young adults who want to experience life somewhere different. There are several reasons for this. The first is that you can get a working holiday visa for a year and, if you meet the criteria, renew it for another year too. Of course, there's also the weather and the laidback lifestyle of the country. You can visit Australia as a family, but long haul flights are expensive. If you go before having kids, you have the opportunity to experience really living there, instead of just visiting for a short while.
Thailand is another destination that you will find is packed with young adults, as well as travellers of all different types. There are lots of ways to see the country, but it does have a reputation as the place to be for people who like to party. If you want to spend your time raving when you're away, you need to do it before you have kids. There are also some great opportunities to volunteer in Thailand, which you can't really do when you have your children in tow. It's very much a single person experience, or perhaps something you do with a group of friends.
The US is a great place to go as a family. You can experience it in lots of different ways, from going to Disney World to taking a family road trip. But there's no denying that it's completely different if you go before having a family. Whether you go alone, as a couple or with some friends, there are so many ways to explore this vast country. You can take a road trip without having to worry about the comfort of kids. You can visit Disney World without having to queue for the baby rides or rush to the toilet at any given moment.
If you want to cover a lot of ground when you travel, doing it without kids is best. There are some families who travel long distances and stay on the road for a while without stopping. They educate their children as they go and do things their way. But for most families, this would be a difficult thing to do. If you want to do a round-the-world trip, it's best done when you're child-free.
Travelling with your kids is tonnes of fun, but there are some things you should do before you have them. Get some of your travelling out of the way if you don't want to wait until retirement to do it.