First off, Mum look away now. I know you are my biggest fan, but do yourself a favour and maybe skip this post. You are welcome to pop back later, maybe even join our travels…
Sex… Its quite nice to have from time to time, right!? But a room consisting of two sets of single bunk beds with two children present does not exactly invite thoughts of sexy underwear, Marvin Gaye classics, mood lighting, massage oil, kinky games, Christian Grey, silk ties… or just… you know, 15 minutes of regular missionary style. So do we just forget about getting intimate for the next year or do we come up with creative ways for getting some adult time in?
We were quick to devise some ways! So here are our top tips for having fun and getting down and dirty whilst travelling with children, without scarring them for life!
1 Break that Budget for a Bonk!
Let’s get the most obvious tip out of the way first… book a place with separate bedrooms – duh!
Naturally, this is the easiest way to ensure some sexy time, as long as your children sleep in their designated beds of course! Unfortunately this option does not often fit into a family travel budget. But, if you are really starved of adult alone time then it might become a priority and with a wink and a nudge you can splurge on that bigger place and look forward to your one night stay in a months time with glorious anticipation!
2 The Double ’S’ Swifty: Screen Time and Showers
Chuck on a movie, pass over those handheld devices, throw out a bag of candy or ten – just anything that will keep them occupied and distracted long enough for you to go and get all hot and steamy in the bathroom.
3 Kids Club : Fun for all the Family!
Another option that can break the thrifty backpackers budget, as you can never afford to stay in the fancy places with kids club inclusive. But, these places will often take the children off your hands for an hour or so for a fee. Unfortunately only paying for the necessary ten minutes is never an option, so treat yourselves to a massage beforehand to really get yourselves in the mood. Budget travellers need to make sure they get their moneys worth!
4 Family as Free Babysitters
Invite your family members along for some of the trip. Tell them how amazing it is, write some phoney blog posts about the life changing experiences you are having and draw those suckers out to you. Then when they are here, claim you are sick, exhausted or whatever excuse will work and make use of the family as free babysitters policy. This makes knowing that your family are coming over to interrupt your travels even more exciting…
So there you have it. Our four top tips, tried, tested and almost guaranteed to work. And yes, only four because short of loading their green smoothies up with whiskey or hiding sleeping pills in their fried rice, there really are only so many ways to get your freak on, while travelling with kids. And of course we wouldn’t do these things nor do we recommend them to anyone!! Travelling full-time with children means that there really is no reprieve. No magic solution. So do what you can, as often as you can.
If you have any other suggestions of course we would be pleased as punch to know them!
As a bonus I challenged Ricky to come up with his top 4 tips for ensuring that when the opportunity arises you are both ready.
1. Compliment her at least once a day, ladies love that dribble. Setting an alarm can help you remember to do this.
2. Give her that alluring sexy eye look occasionally. This will let her know it’s on like Donkey Kong tonight.
3. Be sure to wear the kids out during the day so that they fall asleep before she does.
4. Always have panadol on hand in case of a “headache” emergency!
xx Travelling Fresh