We home educate and one of the perks has always been that you can take holidays at any time of the year avoiding heavy costs and busy times. However in reality it just hasn't happened as taking a holiday hasn't been a priority.
The only thing is that the children haven't been anywhere for the last seven years (they are aged between 2 and 10 - I have four) and we would like to take them somewhere. Ideally it would be for Umrah and Malaysia which we did seven years ago but with four kids it is just too costly. Even Umrah alone is too expensive for us right now.
I don't mind considering Turkey or Tunisia but I want to make sure it's going to be suitable for us as a family. We eat HMC meat/poultry here in the UK - so need to make sure the meat/poultry is really halal. To be honest if we are going to have to watch what we eat or where we visit then there's no point going there.
It's not that important for us to go abroad right now. A sandy beach would be ideal especially as my eldest daughter is 10 now and won't be able to enjoy the water and sand freely if we leave it any later than now to take her (unless it's women only). However, a few days off in the UK is fine too. Just somewhere to marvel at Allah's creation. And where hopefully there are some HMC outlets too!
I'm sorry if my post sounds too dunya orientated. But we are home educating our children to protect them. And a holiday is an opportunity to spend quality time together so that the children learn how to bond with us and enjoy time with us and each other.