Holiday Inspiration For Families With Teens With Simpson Holidays

Travelling with older kids is tough, tough because you feel you need to be wearing many hats. Booking resorts that are buzzing with lots of activity, making sure is it a constant jam-packed itinerary.

Sometimes I run myself ragged searching, meeting our requirements, but also keeping the boys busy. And this year I made miraculous discovery.

They don’t want to do very much at all. And they don’t like busy! 

The Restaurants, Water Sports and Beach At Ikos Olivia Halkidiki

Activities for Families and Water Sports and Beach At Ikos Olivia Halkidiki

Moday Escapes

teenagers at Mark Warner Lakitira

Visiting Kardamena near Mark Warner Lakiritia

Yes, you read that right! I got travel so wrong. Well, shall we say I got confused in the transition between tweens and teens? They like busy on their terms. They want luxury, great food a pool and peace. Space to play football, maybe a pool table and lots of long lie-ins!

I am not sure when this transition happened. The boys love activities; water sports in fact any sport. But it all has to be on their terms. They want a balance of activity and chill.

There will be no booking sun-beds in advance in the Christie household as that means too many people! And early mornings! These guys want tranquillity the sound of the wind blowing thorough the trees. And to choose how and when they spend their time.

I dream of long lazy family lunches followed by an afternoon chilling by the pool. And alfresco dinners as we watch the sun setting over the sea.

The Sunset in Kos from Mark Warner Lakitira

Being at the Black Forest is like being at the tops of the world

Sunset From Sani Sunset Cruise a trip for Sani Dunes

What Excites And Inspires Me About Simpson Holidays?

Simpson holidays can meet our family’s needs, offering us somewhere to chill. For the boys to be normal teenagers, to be allowed to sleep in until silly o’clock without it ruining our day. And whilst they sleep in a teenage slumber I can grab my camera and wander, capturing beautiful views as our giant babies sleep.

And Chris and I can chill by the pool over breakfast without feeling we need to drag the boys out of bed.

Where we can enjoy breath-taking views and watch sunsets with a glass of wine in hand, with no need to rush to be anywhere.

I want my little family to myself for just a little while, to step off the wheel and just be. Time is ticking away, they are growing up and I want to squeeze every adventure into our lives before we are no longer part of their travel plans.

With a car parked at our door so we can find adventure, or be close enough to walk and explore beautiful towns with pretty flower lined streets, peppered with bicycles and pretty shutters. Where we can try out local food and people watch as the sun sets over the ocean.

We want luxurious surroundings, with historic Instagram worthy features to make you swoon, or contemporary interiors that are basking in light.

My Weekly Round Up A Postcard From Ikos Olivia

The Restaurants, Water Sports and Beach At Ikos Olivia Halkidiki

Activities for Families and Water Sports and Beach At Ikos Olivia Halkidiki

Learning To windsurf at Mark Warner Lakitira

Check my little vlog below to see how I crafted the perfect Simpson Family Holiday with my trusty Cricut, (I know I am obsessed with it!)

But who wouldn’t be, when you make your dream holiday in no time at all. I would love nothing more than to become a Simpson Family Ambassador and make my little dream world a reality. Check out their amazing search for family ambassadors here.














  1. 2nd February 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love it! Love looking back at some of those memories too.

    • SarahJChristie 4th February 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Ah yes it been a wonderful year, and thank you x

  2. 3rd February 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Ha ha you really can use the Cricut for anything! You’ve just made me want to go on holiday that’s for sure and you’re so right about holidaying with a teenager. My daughter is just the same, shame my crazy 6 year old isn’t quite as chilled and needs constant entertaining – we almost need two holidays all at once!

    • SarahJChristie 4th February 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Honestly I love my cricut its amazing and yes its mad how they just want to chill more the older they get. I suppose the great thing about having your own pool is they can splash about as much as they want or head to the resorts with creches x

  3. 4th February 2018 / 11:22 pm

    I just love looking back on holiday pictures, especially at this time of year!!! Also, I LOVE your video. I must do more videos, I’ve really let that go recently.

    Wishing you all the best lovely xxx

    • SarahJChristie 11th February 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Aw thank you so much Heledd and best of luck to you too x

  4. 5th February 2018 / 10:26 am

    Aw love this Sarah! The video scene you have created is idyllic. Best of luck to you x

    • SarahJChristie 11th February 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you Lisa I know isn’t that the perfect holiday xxx

  5. 11th February 2018 / 10:13 pm

    I love this sarah and absolutely love your video!! Your pictures are just beautiful xx lots of love x

    • SarahJChristie 11th February 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Aw thanks Katy family time is so precious isn’t it, even as they are older I just adore my time we spend on our travels x

  6. 16th February 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Gorgeous post Sarah, and i love the video oh and your photography. Good luck with the entry x

    • SarahJChristie 17th February 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Ah thanks so much KA and the best of luck to you too x

  7. 16th February 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Good luck Sarah. We have entered too. All the Simpson Travel resorts look absolutely stunning x

    • SarahJChristie 17th February 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks Emma and good luck to you too, off to find your post now x

  8. 16th February 2018 / 8:00 pm

    What lovely photos! I know what you mean about wanting to squeeze in as many adventures as possible with your teens before they don’t want to go on holiday any more – we only have one but it won’t be long before she’s doing her own thing. Wishing you all the best in the competition!

    • SarahJChristie 17th February 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks so much Chloe and the best of luck to you too, yes I want the boys to travel with us for as long as we can get them too I love their company x

  9. 17th February 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Aw I love this Sarah and so many memories from your photos. It’s true that sometimes teens just want to completely chill out, and I sometimes forget this too. I really wish you the best of luck Sarah, and love your little video xx

    • SarahJChristie 18th February 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Ah thanks so much Tracey and yes they get to the stage where they just want to chill and do chosen activities, and now enjoy long lazy lunches which I just love. Best of luck to you too lovely lady x

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