Traveling can be exhausting.
Mix your trip up with only a couple of destinations and once you select them, stay put and explore the local environs. Pick a city for an urban lesson in that country’s culture and history and then spend a week in the countryside going bike riding, exploring markets and villages. Keep things simple but with a couple of items that will give your trip that WOW! factor. Moving around is stressful and cumbersome and unduly consumes a lot of time and effort without adding a lot of value to your trip. Packing and unpacking isn’t fun. So stay put for several days to a week in each destination point and do day trips. Get over jet lag, nap and try not to do everything in one day. Herding your kids around when they are exhausted isn’t fun for anyone.