Traveling with kids is a great experience. But instead of sticking to the same tried and true places that everyone else visits, why not look one of the many for a non-touristy destinations hidden around the world? There’s a lot to be said for traveling off the beaten path. Not only do you have fewer crowds to contend with, but for the most part, everything is cheaper; from food to accommodations to transportation and activities. Going to non-touristy destinations not only means that your family will have the chance to experience the core of authenticity from a place somewhat off the radar; it will also help alleviate over-exploitation of popular tourist destinations.Read More
Traveling With Kids
This is one of the sections that separates our traveling with kids blog from any other travel blog out there. We have done extensive traveling as family and are excited to share our experiences, tips and travel advice with you. We have covered a lot of topics around travel with kids such as managing sleep with a child, different modes of transportation, using technology and so much more.
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Do you love to travel? Or does the thought of traveling with a newborn give you sleepless nights? Either way, there is so much to consider before you think about traveling. For us, traveling has been our passion for a very long time. Our wanderlust had driven us halfway around the globe and we had hoped to cover the remaining half soon. However, once Aarav was born and we recovered from the initial few months of new parenthood, the first thing that struck us both was that we needed to continue traveling. But with a newborn to think of, we were counseled by many to put our travel goals on the back burner until he was old enough to travel.
But unlike other parents, we decided to introduce our passion for travel to our son from an early age. We waited until Aarav was about four-months-old, and then we set off traveling.Read More
For some parents (and probably a lot of non-parents, too), the very idea can seem harrowing. Actually, though, a plane trip with a toddler can be surprisingly smooth and pleasant, so long as you make the right preparations. Part of that includes investing in the right gear to keep everyone safe and comfy. First on the list? The proper airplane harness. We found one that worked great, and that we’re happy to recommend—but more on that in a minute.Read More
Whether you’re taking your toddler halfway across the world or simply across town, a good car seat is non-negotiable. With that said, not all car seats are created equal. And, as you consider the best car seats for domestic or international travel, you’ll no doubt want one that’s lightweight and flexible, in addition to being safe and secure.
Holidays are for spending time with loved ones, eating calorie-dense foods, sappy Hallmark films, and gift-giving. But if we’re honest, oftentimes shopping for presents is more stressful than joyful. After all, what are you supposed to buy for someone who has everything? This is especially true when shopping for kids. Of course, you could always take the easy way out and buy another baby doll or race car, but gifts like these get played with for a few hours and then tossed into the abyss of forgetfulness. If you really want your gift to stand out, consider some of these travel gifts for kids. Not only are they fun and kid-approved, but they are super practical for children who spend much of their time on the road — or in the skies. Here are 22 of the best travel gifts for kids.Read More
Going away on holiday with your family soon? Sounds like you’d have a great time. But you and everybody else knows that it’s an even better time if you’ve got the right stroller. The GB Pockit and GB Pockit Plus are among the best strollers you should consider for travel. Believe us. We have taken ours all around the world and intend on keeping the stroller until the wheels fall off. It might seem that the GB Pockit Plus is simply an upgrade from the GB Pockit, but they actually have a lot of differences between them. Do you want to know the main differences between both strollers and know which of the two is a better buy? Look no further. This post will tell you everything you need to know about the GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus so you’re set and ready to go on your next adventure with the family.Read More
Note: This is the first article in our series around our travel philosophy, Be F.L.E.X.I.B.L.E. (Flexible). In this article, we give the overview of what Be F.L.E.X.I.B.L.E. stands for and in future articles, we breakdown each letter at a time.
Before our son, Aarav, was born, we loved to travel together. AJ grew up in Dubai, traveling often with his family when he was young, and then continuing on his own once he left home. Natasha didn’t travel as much as a child, but once we met in North Carolina, she developed the travel bug through AJ, and ever since, we were travelers.
We knew we didn’t want to stop seeing the world when Aarav was born. We made up our minds to continue traveling, taking smaller trips and vacations before deciding to embark on our around the world adventure. We wanted him to see the world with him and share our experiences as a family.Read More
We love snorkeling because it’s a great way to see underwater wildlife with your family. When people hear we have taken Aarav snorkeling, they think we literally went snorkeling with a toddler, which is not possible, he’s too young. He has, however, accompanied us on several snorkeling tours, including in the Galapagos, Bali, the Great Barrier reef, and Grand Cayman, among others.Read More
Cruises today are gearing more toward families, offering an array of activities, accommodations and services to appeal to parents. With our top tips for cruising with toddlers, babies and kids, you maximize your vacation when taking a cruise with your kids. The first tip is to check for the minimum age requirement for traveling with kids. Most start with a minimum age of 6 months, so before you plan a family cruise vacation, review each cruise line’s age requirements. From there, pick your destination and you’ll find ships able to make kids happy, especially toddlers and young kids who will be excited by all the offerings on the ship, as well as your excursions on land.Read More
When our son Aarav was born, our friends who were well-acquainted with our love of travel told us to slow down until he grew up. But we
So when we decided to travel with a four-month-old, we knew not to expect smooth sailing. His first flight was rocky. But we learned. And with each trip we take, we learn even more. Though Aarav has now been on over 70 flights, we’re still learning. However, one thing we know for sure is that there’s no substitute for proper preparation. In the spirit of helping you prepare for flying with an infant, here are a few of our favorite tips for flying with a baby.Read More