Finding time to travel in between work, school, and everyday life can be a huge challenge.

Sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time for the fun stuff. And who wants to wait till retirement?!

A family gap year is a great way to take a break, explore the world and adventure more with your kids.

The best way to make your family gap year a reality is to stop dreaming and start planning.

Here you will find tips and ideas to help you plan, save and enjoy a gap year with kids.

Planning a Gap Year With Kids

The first step to a family gap year is planning where you want to go and how you want to travel.

Which countries and cities are on your bucket list? What type of experiences are you seeking? What do you want to achieve in the year away?

To get started, read our gap year itinerary and estimated costs to kick start your planning. For more ideas, see this post about other families who have taken a family gap year.

If you are ready to start booking your trip, head to our Travel Resources page where we list all of our favorite booking sites and travel products.

Tips for on the road

There is no doubt you will learn a lot about yourselves and each other during a family sabbatical.

Living together full time can be a big adjustment. As well as our general travel tips, here are some tips for long term travel with kids.

Best Family Gap Year Travel Gear

Packing light is essential when setting off on a family gap year.

You can read about our essential travel accessories here and our best gifts for kids who travel here.