Even Batman had Robin. Just because you’re a single parent doesn’t mean you have to operate with only two hands. Plan your trip with a sibling or another
single parent. Your children will appreciate having a playmate during their adventures, and you can trade off who watches the kid so that you have some confirmed downtime before you go.
You can also turn your family vacation into a big todo. Have a reunion for the whole family. Or consider inviting mom and dad on a multi-generational trip.
Chances are, they’ll be happy to spend time with their grandchildren while you do some exploring or just grab a beach chair and lounge in the sand peacefully.
Whether you’re driving to the next town and staying at a bed-and-breakfast or taking your teen on a European tour, the end of your relationship shouldn’t mean the end of family vacationing.
RESOURCES: United States. Census Department. Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009. By Timothy S. Grall. Census, 2009. 24 Nov. 2013
Minnaert, Dr. Lynn. “US Family Travel Survey 2017.” New York University School of Professional Studies, Family Travel Association, 2017, www.sps.nyu.edu/.