Kids To Go
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I thought I'd post a link to this blog. One of my faves. This post has reviews of two family travel books. I think I might pick one up myself. This summer we went to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia with our 12 year old.
Avid backpackers and welcoming a our first little addition to the family around Oct/Nov. I'm hoping to find a spot that my wife and I can relax, do some yoga (emphasis on yoga since my wife goes 5x/week) and live in a bit of comfort for 5-7 days this June. While we usually travel around I think it best that we just relax and take it all in. We're traveling from Atlanta, GA (USA) so was thinking about Central America or maybe Iceland - just some place fairly close that's outside of US territories and not Europe (since we've visted almost every country out that way). Budget is very flexible (a few hundred a night would be fine) for this trip since I would like my lovely wife to be very comfortable and relaxed. We would also need a place that has strong healthcare and will obviously get clearance from our local doctor before making plans.
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Question: We (extended family) will be visiting Rome in later June at the height of tourist season, and plan to visit the Vatican/Sistine while there. My wife and adult daughter are very knowledgeable in art history so a tour is not necessary, but we do want to make sure to miss the long lines. Is it better to try to book independent tickets on-line for a morning or afternoon, or is it best to try to book a private tour and tell the guide exactly where we want to spend our time?
We're thinking about going to Cuba for 3 weeks in April with our 3,5 and 1,5 old girls, but we wonder if they need any immunization as we are going to travel around, eating street food and sleeping in casas particulares.
They haven't received any immunization so far. Thank you.
I'd like to take my almost-2 year old on the overnight Eurolines bus from Amsterdam to Berlin. He travels well on planes and has been on one night train (on my lap in a reclining seat, so not all that comfortable but he was easy and slept well).
Any experiences of the night bus in March? Is it crowded? Is there anything else I should know about general travel with a toddler on a night bus? Bonus points if anyone knows whether an under-3 gets their own seat on a Eurolines bus... There's nothing on the website and I doubt they will answer my email on a Sunday!
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
PS: I will be traveling alone with him as his dad won't be able to get the time off work.
We are planning few weeks travel in Kerala with our 5y.o. and I wanted to check on food
1) are there shops in Kerala where we can buy western packed food (cereals, biscuits etc). I'm sure it is available in the main cities, but what about more remote sites (for example in the North Kerala, in the mountains etc)
2) is it a problem to find western food in restaurants (fish'n chips, chicken) (again, not in main cities, but when you travel). And if not, what is the common local food like- is it spicy?
Our son would most probably want to eat something he is familiar with and definitely would not eat any hot or even spicy food. We traveled in Tamil Nadu few years ago and enjoyed very much eating in local places (although for us the food was too hot too) but this would be different with a small kid.
Any tips and ideas on this subject would be much appreciated
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I am taking my Wife, 2 Kids ( by then 10 and 7 year olds) and my Parents on the once in a life time trip (for us) to Europe.
Myself and my wife have been twice before but the Kids and my Mum and Dad have not.
We are planning for a September holiday but are open to suggestions for other times of the Year.
We hope to travel by Car, and are looking for about 4-5 weeks in total.
My folks want to see London, then its over to France (Paris and Euro Disney for the kids), from here I need a good iteninary that is good by car, doesnt have to be every country just a good trip that has something for everyone. (rome/Vatican also needs to be included)
Very interested in everyones thoughts as I need to put a plan in place quickly!
I found a similar topic on this forum but it didn't answer my questions;
I am travelling solo to Argentina with my 4 year old and we have 7h transit in Brazil ( not leaving the airport ). I read that as for Brazil I need an authorization from the other parent or a letter from the court signed by the lawyer ( probably translated as well ). Do you think its the same for transits? Does anyone have any experience? I am trying to contact the embassy, so far no luck. Would prefer to avoid unnecessary costs but on the other hand, want to make sure I won't have any problems upon arrival.
Hi, here is my story.
We'v got 4 kids and from 1993 to 2000, I spent seven dry seasons in South-east Asia with them.
I was working in Thailand but the family was home. We never really discussed it and we felt it was quite normal that I took my first daughter along back to Thailand when she was 2-year old. We didn't realise it at the time but for me, that was the beginning of 7 long and eventful years of travels with the kids.
We basically always did the same trip: 2 months in koh Chang, 1-month visa extention in Laem ngop, then out of Thailand for a few weeks for a visa run anywhere we chose, then back in Koh Chang for another 2 months. We usually left bangkok after Songkran.
Things that happended to the kids and me just because people realised there was no mother around are just unbelievable!
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Hi guys and girls!
My husband and I are hoping to plan a trip to Africa next spring (2014) with our 3-year old (to be next spring) and our new baby who will be about 8 months. I'm wondering if anyone has experience or recommendations travelling with very young children in Africa. I know this is a very broad region- we are thinking Namibia, Mozambique or Zimbabwe. My primary concerns are the health and safety of our young children. Our main goal is to see wildlife while we are there and explore any other natural wonders. We put off our dream of visiting Africa together this year, but we're very excited to go soon if we can!! Recommendations please :)
We are planning a trip to Uganda from Canada for 2 1/2 weeks in March with our 5 year old and almost 3 year old. Any suggestions about where we should go/ what we should include? So far we are going to be in Kampala, Murchison and Lake Bunyoni.
We haven't done a big trip like this with them yet though they are seasoned canoe trippers so comfortable in basic accommodations. We're wondering if we need to hire a car and driver or if part of the adventure is the bus (we've always just backpacked before kids). Not sure how much we can push them.
CAR SEATS- a big question. Clearly, not many vehicles will have all the tether straps etc so do we bother?
Hi! I am planning going on holidays to Panama with my baby in August for two/three weeks..... If anybody have been there with babies.... Can you tell me about your experience there?
In preparation for our big trip in six months, I am looking for current and/or RECENT (within the last year) blog entries on Burma, Chiang Mai, Krabi, and Bali, particularly with children 6 years and under in tow. Thanks for any suggestions!
Do you travel with car seats? My kids are 2 and 4 and we're headed to Bali. I can't imagine lugging car seats around the island, but the thought of my little 2 year old on the plane and in cars without one seems strange. Our trip is 3 weeks long.
Thanks for any input!
We are travelling in Peru (Urubamba at the moment) with our 3 year old daughter.
Having a wonderful time! But we are staying in a sort of spiritual retreat wth us being the only guests.
Too quiet for all of us, especially for our daughter.
So we are looking for a place to stay that is more alive and for kids.
She loves animals, other kids & people in general.
Maybe a hostel with a nice courtyard, some pets or a communal area to hang out and us not being the only people staying there?
Just to give some ideas...
We have a flight out of Cusco on January 7 so preferably not too far out of the Sacred Valley Area.
Looking forward to tips & thoughts :)
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