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  • LOOK: How Celebrity Parents Are Spending Summer With Their Kids

    Where celebrity moms and dads took their kids for Summer vacay.
    by Angela Baylon .
LOOK: How Celebrity Parents Are Spending Summer With Their Kids
PHOTO BY (from left) instagram/ricaperalejo, instagram/sampinto_
  • With travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic gradually easing, celebrity parents are getting the opportunity to travel to their favorite summer destinations, and this time with their kids in tow!

    We spotted the families of Rica Peralejo, Isabelle Daza, Iya Villania, and more celeb families in various getaway spots in the country for their well-deserved rest and relaxation.

    Summer vacations of celebrities with their family and kids

    Rica Peralejo and the Bonifacios

    Smart Parenting's Editor-At-Large Rica Peralejo, her husband Joseph Bonifacio, and their two kids, Philip and Manu, have been out and about exploring the country this summer.

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    From their relaxing trip to Negros Occidental and fun-filled adventures in Zamboanga, #TheBonis capped their March escapade with a road trip up north in Luzon. The whole travel experience was also a way for Rica to celebrate her birth month last March.

    The mom of two shared snaps from their trips to La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte.

    Bonifacio family in Calle Crisologo in Vigan.
    PHOTO BY instagram/ricaperalejo
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    The Bonis explore Ilocos Norte's sand dunes.
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    A trip in the Ilocos region would not be complete without some vitamin sea!
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    Isabelle Daza

    Belle and her family also soaked up the sun in their recent getaway to Palawan. In an Instagram post, Belle quipped about not having her kids join her in the picture. "What kids?!," Belle wrote as she flaunted her mom bod.

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    Iya Villania and Drew Arellano

    Expecting mom Iya and the whole Arellano crew did not miss the opportunity to jet off to one of the most popular summer destinations in the Philippines-Boracay. Iya said it was the first time they went to the island with their three kids, Primo, Leon, and Alana.

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    Primo, Leon, and Alana enjoying the sand during their first trip to Barcay.
    PHOTO BY instagram/iyavillania

    The soon-to-be mom of four also got candid about the struggles of traveling with kids. First, taking family pictures, and second, getting the kids out of the pool. LOL!

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    READ MORE: Iya, Drew Treat Kids To First Trip To Boracay

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    Saab and Jim Bacarro

    Saab Magalona and her husband Jim Bacarro, with their two super cute kids, Pancho and Vito, also squeezed in a quick pool and beach trip to Morong, Bataan.

    Elated by their experience by the sea, Jim says, "I think we need to make this a weekly thing." Well, that's not at all a bad idea since a study suggests that being near a "blue space" can actually improve your mental health.

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    Kelly Misa

    Model turned writer, host, and momma influencer Kelly Misa also shared awe-inspiring snaps from her family's recent beach escapade to another famous summer spot in the country, El Nido, Palawan!

    Sam Pinto

    As a resort owner in Baler, Sam Pinto did not have to go too far to enjoy some summer fun with her daughter Mia. Sam opened L'Sirene in 2017 when she was 27 years old. (Read how Sam fulfilled her dream to be a resort owner here)

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    Tips for family trips

    Like with everything, planning in advance is the key to making your family vacation as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

    Here are five things to consider when going on a trip with your kids:

    1. Book your stay in a family-friendly hotel or resort.

    Some key aspects to look at are if the hotel offers family rooms, kid-friendly facilities such as a playground or kiddie pool, and attractions such as a themed swimming pool or restaurant.

    2. Be informed about airline and hotel child policy.

    If you're flying, make sure you're familiar with the airline's child policies. Children can share seats with paying adults on some carriers. Consider the baggage allowance as well as any fragile cargo. Consider these same factors when booking a hotel.

    3. Prepare an itinerary.

    Plan on the tourist spots you intend to visit. But don't be too reliant on your list. You may not push through with some of your plans, but that's okay. When traveling with kids, also prepare for the unexpected.

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    4. Always research on health and safety protocols

    While travel restrictions are easing, protocols against COVID-19 still remain. Ensure to check with the place destination their travel requirements.

    It also pays to continue practicing basic health protocols like wearing of face mask and following physical distancing when necessary.

    5. Have fun!

    Be in the moment with the family. They say that more than the material things we buy for our kids, it's actually the happy moments during vacations and bondings that become their "happiness anchors" as they grow old.

    Where did you go or planning to travel to this Summer? Share us your family photos or send your family vacation story to smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com

    Read more travel tips with kids here.

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