Kids To Go
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We are leaving for Thailand from the U.K next week with our 4 kids (3 for the first week), we have extended our time in Chiang Mai in response to all the posts saying we need longer.
Wonder if anyone out there could suggest a good trek around Chiang Mai. We want somewhere fairly quiet for about 2 nights and would prefer a knowledgeable guide as we are Keen to learn more about the plant and animal life. Our group consists of 5, 2 adults 3kids (15,13,9).
Also we would all like to spend an afternoon/day learning some basic massage techniques together, any ideas?
Finally, is there a group cookery course we could join or would we be better off asking around when we are there?
Thanks for any help ....
If you have kids who will just eat whatever is in front of them if they get hungry enough, this thread is not for you. It's for those of us whose kids are vastly more stubborn, persistent, or whatever you want to call it when it comes to trying unfamiliar foods. What have you all done on the road to balance eating great local food vs. occasionally getting your picky kids something they don't mind? I'm traveling with my 5 yo to Thailand, and I love Thai food more than anything, especially northern Thai (where we'll be), but my kid -- not so much. (She'll try one or two bites of most anything--she's good that way--and of course I'll encourage her to keep at it). Just wondering if you all pack a few familiar things (tough when the pack is getting overloaded), or just le them deal with it.
My brother and I (with our families) are planning a family trip next August for our parents who turn 70. We wil have a 5 mo old, 1.5 yr old and a 2.5 year old with us. We are stuck on August as it is the easiest time for everyone to get off work. However, my mother does not handle heat well which limits many opions. Think dry 25 degress celcius or less (I guess less then 80 F) being suitable.
We are looking at going somewhere within a 8 hr flight from Toronto. Likely a 2 week trip with 2 homebases. Ideally it would be nice to rent a home for a week times 2. It has been hard to determine a location that will be relaxed for the kids, but with enough to do for the adults (day trips OK), in a moderate climate for August.
Looking for suggestions!
I am travelling with my family (husband and 4 kids; 17,14,13,9) to Thailand for a month over christmas. Our itinery is pretty packed, something like...
3 days Bangkok travel to (Chang Mai on the train)
4 days in Chang Mai (a trek, we haven't booked) Fly to Phuket
6 days around Phuket (incl a boat trip to the Similan islands from Ko Lak)
2 days Phi Phi
5 days Ko lanta
3 days in Krabi (my son is flying home from here)
We are left with about 6 days of holiday and can't decide what to do....any suggestions? Ideas so far are; fly to BKK and take a bus to Angkor Wat, stay around the south (but where to go? as we don't want to have to get back on ferries and retrace our steps), go to Malaysia and down on the jungle train and fly back to BKK from Kuala Lumpar or hang around the Krabi area and fly to Bangkok and spend a couple more days there.
Any advice would be welcome. We ha... more »
We are travelling through Europe for a couple months with our 8 year old daughter. While or trip has been great, being the off season we have found ourselves a little isolated from other people. This is especially been true for my daughter who hasn't run into any other kids anywhere we have been.
We are currently in Portugal but will be heading into Southern Spain in the next week, heading towards Barcelonia for the New Year. Is anyone else travelling in that area in December with their kids who might like to meet up? Or does anyone know any good guest houses, airbnb's or places to stay that usuallly have kids and families around?
Thanks, hope to see some of you on the road!
So my sister is getting married at a resort in Mexico next Christmas. Our baby will be 8 months old by then. My husband doesn't think it's safe to bring the baby since it won't be vaccinated for Hep A. After scrolling through the forums it seems like people are bringing they children to much more exciting places than a 5 star all inclusive resort. Do you think it's safe?(obvioulsy we'll check with our Dr. first). Any advice for travelling with an 8 month old? Would you recommend bringing all the baby food with us just to be on the safe side? Any personal experiences would we helpful!
Anyone with experience taking their family on sabbatical to France and actually enrolling the munchkins in primary school? We are in Canada and are thinking of busting out for 3 to 6 months to France but our kid is in grade 1, (bilingual) and we would like to have home base and school.
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We are living in Sao Luis, Nth-East Brazil, for 2 years. I have 3 kids, ages 4,7,9. If you've had a great holiday in Brazil I'd love to hear about it - what you did, where you stayed. We'll have a chance for quite a few weekend breaks and some longer holidays. We've already got Rio, Iguassu and Sao Paulo covered. We've been to quite a few other places but would be happy to go again for a great recommendation. I'd love to hear about farm stays, beach shacks, resorts that welcome kids. Anything but the standard high-rise hotel. Obrigada!
I read everywhere about bike renting in Thailand. It seems to me, that some ruins are so big that you have to rent a bike.Is that true?
We have a 1 year old child with us and we are trying to imagine how our trip will be (we will expend two months in Thailand and Cambodja). I guess I will never find bikes for rental with a child seat and, because of that, I won't be able to ride bikes in Thailand, or am I wrong?
I've cross-posted this on the Western Europe branch...
My husband and I are planning a trip to Paris with our children aged 3.5 and 6.5. We like the idea of staying put in one city and exploring areas that would be missed if we had a rushed visit. Plus it would be more relaxing and allow us to book an apartment for three weeks with a large discount. And not have the hassle of picking up and going every few days.
Has anyone done this? Is three weeks too long? We would also be doing day trips from Paris and seeing the sights at a slower pace due to the kids limited attention span. We could spend a few hours at a playground, explore a new arrondissement or take our time in a museum.
OR are we not making the most of our time and should we spend two weeks in Paris then a week elsewhere in France?We're Australian so the airfare is huge. We'll be on a budget of around AUD$200-... more »
We are going to Asia (Thailand, Camboja and maybe Vietnam) for two months in January. Or son will be 12 months old. We are actually backpackers and are not only interest about chilling on the beach, we want see a lot of things and do some hikes. Now we are wondering which gear to take with us.... I guess a stroller would be great for sightseeing on the city and the many ruins there is in Asia but for hike a Child Carrier Backpack would be great. What to do, what to do? Or we take a sling instead of the child carrier backpack (or a normal child carrier)? It is less luggage to take (we probably have to take with us two big backpacks), but I guess a sling is too hot and too unconfortable in tropical temperatures.
Does someone have experience with kis in Asia and can give us some advice?
Thank you very much!
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Does anyone have family-friendly accommodations recommended on Koh Samui at one of the quieter beaches that is good with shallow clean water for kids. We've been looking through several websites and many things are already booked in January 2014, I am hoping you have a gem to share.
We've gone through 100 of hotel listings and most of the best is not available and the price is rising. Mid range is okay and slightly above however directly on the beach is a must - not in the party areas. Would love a bungalow on the beach. A resort is okay-ish too but our kids are 4 and so we'd like to minimize the overwhelming exposure to tons of people all of the time.
Please share your secrets! We've tried airbnb, and other websites - we need to walk to the beach from the accommodation, and if its in the mid to higher range, it needs to be worth it facility wise.
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Hello, I have decent backpacking experience, but this is my first backpacking trip with my 9 year old son for about 10 days. Hoping this to be a pleasant intro to backpacking. I am looking for end of november travel and since I live in the U.S, I'd prefer South America or Europe. We would like history and nature (hiking), safe and not too shabby weather. Any recommendations? Also I am used to staying in youth hostels and all that - but with a kid what kind of accommodation is good. I don't want a crazy disco bar, but at the same time don't want to coup up in a hotel watching TV. Any recommendations on finding a middle ground is also appreciated. thank you.
Hi TT peeps,
I'm planning a trip to Phuket and wonder if anyone can recommend either a resort/area or hotel, or both if I'm really lucky.
For anyone that's visited choeng mong on Samui, I'm looking for something similar...beach restaurants/fires on the beach of an evening, not dead but not mega touristy either.
I'm travelling with 4 year old twins and my husband but also 4 other adults with no kids. So we are looking for something that will be a balance for all of us...a bit of life, not deserted but not patong either.
Any thoughts really appreciated.
We want our kids to enjoy the stay at the first place.
We prefer nature, sun and see and of course any kind of fun for the kids of their age. We want to go easy, but to see something on the other hand.
We'd rather not spend more then 100$/day/family.
1) Does it make any sense? Or should we rather go to SE Asia for example?
2) What shouldn't we miss and what should we avoid?
3) Any other tips?
Thanks a lot.
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