Kids To Go
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Planning to go from Toronto to Bangkok in November for a month.
20 hour flight and 11 hour time difference.
Are we insane? Will the jet lag be too much to deal with?
We've taken numerous plane trips with the kids, but my daughter, now ten, has had horrible ear pain on planes.
On one of our last trips her ear-drum was injured on the flight. Nothing serious, but she couldn't go under water for a week.
Doctors haven't been able to offer much other than the same advice, lots of water, decongestant, afrin, etc.
We found a device that helps people clear their ears, which we used on our last flight, and while it worked somewhat, she's still terrified to fly. As a result we haven't been on a plane in two years, and have limited our travels to long road trips.
BTW -- my daughter is a completely normal kid without any anxiety at all, except around flying, and given how much ear pain she's experienced, I can't blame her.
Just wondering if any other parents have dealt with this and found solutions. more »
Hello all and I hope everyone is good. I am a 41 divorce dad with two kids I am looking to travel the world with them. I am looking for advice of any and all kinds. I am looking at leaving in September for the first part of the adventure. I plan to travel from Portland Oregon to Dublin the around Europe then to Russia - Asia - Australia - New Zealand then Hawaii. That is my rough idea so far. I have been doing some research on travel and have passports. Healthcare is taken care of and i have a income that moves with me. I have made a budget of around a $160 dollars a day for the trip. So what do you all think and what input can you give? I know I am missing some things so let me know. Thank you all and have a blessed day.
I am planning on traveling in Scandinavia by car in July and August with my 2 months old son and my mom . I love the outdoors and I would like to do days / half days hikes with my baby . I also plan on doing more adventuorus things -daily trips only - (kayak, glaciers) while my mom takes care of the baby. My plan is to spend 5/7 days in each location, renting apartments and planning my itinerary as I go along.
I also like arts and museums and I will spend the first week in Copenhagen.
Where should I head next : Norway , Sweden or Finland?
Can you please recommend a location whithin these countries serving as a good base for exploring? Any other tips?
My husband and I are travelling with our 2 boys, ages 7 and 9, to Asia for 2 weeks in late December early January. We will have 15 days total, approx 7 of which will be spent in Hong Kong visiting Canadian relatives. The remaining 7 or 8 days we are going to Thailand, and are trying to decide between spending it in/around Chiang Mai, or in the south, likely Koh Samui. We’d love to do both the north and south, but am concerned we will be too short on time. We are looking for adventure and Thai culture, but the kids also love the beach. I realize due to time we probably can’t get too far off the beaten path. We are coming from Toronto, Canada, and will likely not be back that way for a while, so want to make sure we maximize our time and that the kids get a fun and interesting experience.
Dear Fellow Travelers,
Can someone please recommend places/towns/cities/nature spots to visit on a week long road trip through Iceland, We'll be traveling with two 6 years-old kids. The kids can handle 2-3 hrs hikes at most. Thank you!
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Thinking of doing the C2C in northern England next year with my (then) ten year old daughter. My wife & I did it in 1998, so we know roughly what to expect (filtered thru memory).
Its 300km across Lake District, Dales, Moors. We would allow three weeks, walk slow, have rest days, stay in B&Bs, use a transport service for luggage and carry day packs only.
We're thinking of getting sponsorship for our daughter to raise money for charity.
I hope / expect she would get a great sense of achievement from the experience.
What do you think?
Am I mad?
Any tips on long distance walks with a child?
We are starting our RTW journey in 9 days and I'm trying to loosely plan oour summer.
I am thinking of visiting Morocco July. Any thoughts on must see places. Toddler friendly? Hoping to spend 2 weeks.
Has anyone experienced the Goulimine Camel Festival? Would it be kid friendly?
We're looking at taking our new bub on an asian beach trip! We are planning to go in September or October and stay for around 2 weeks - by then our little man will be 6 months old. We cant decide between Thailand / Bali / Fiji / Pacific Islands or Malaysia and were wondering if anyone could recommend a beach and even a specific hotel/guesthouse/resort...
These are our "wants";
- Somewhere affordable but comforable / safe/ secure
- Somewhere with good medical facilities not too far away (Im a slightly paranoid new mama and the peace of mind would be nice!)
- Preferably somewhere that can reached on a direct flight from Melbourne, Australia
- Possibly somewhere with surf for Daddy (this isnt essential tho!)
- Somewhere with a nice beach and a pool
- We have never stayed at a resort type facility but wouldnt have anything against one if anyone can recommend somewher...
I am becoming a bit insecure after having posted the same question in other forums and being told how selfish I am to take along my little kid.
We (husband, kid and me) are planning a three weeks trip in August: We will be flying into Chicago, then after a couple of days take a train to Reno (we´ll be having a roomette). In Reno we´ll rent a car and go to Yosemite, then SFO for some days, then HIghway on to Pismo Beach (spending one night in Salinas/Monterey), go from there to Sequioa NP and then to LA, from where we´ll take a flight back to Chicago and then after two day fly home (Germany).
I know this involves some driving, however we are thinking of driving 1 - 2h in the morning, then spend some time somewhere and then drive again when baby sleeps in the early afternoon.
Is that a way to go?
To all the world traveling moms and dads out there... We're all trying to figure out where to go with our own kids, so please share where you've been with your children.
My son is currently 3-years old now and we're looking forward to more adventures with him.
Here's my list:
The Bahamas @ 5 weeks old
Paris, France @ 8 weeks old
Lebanon @ 8-12 weeks old
Southwest US road trip to Las Vegas, Southern California and Arizona @ 8-1/2 months old
Istanbul, Turkey @ 13 months old
Lebanon @ 13-14 months old
Montreal and Mont Tremblant, Canada @ 17 months old
Caribbean Cruise to Grand Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Belize and Roatan, Honduras @ 22 months old
Florida Road Trip to Orlando, Miami, the Florida Keys, and Tampa @ 22 months old
Cancun and Yucatan Peninsula @ 2-1/2 years old
My husband and I are intrepid world travelers, so we're saving the adventurous stuff for later.
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We will be travelling to Sarawak in June and plan to visit a longhouse. We have a 3 yr old, and I think a day trip would be best. I have tried to search for longhouses, but can't seem to find relevant threads. Not too keen on Anah Rais; are there any other alternatives that are close to Kuching?
Has anybody had any experience of visiting a longhouse with a young child? I would be interested in overnight experiences. I don't think the sleeping conditions would be suitable for a young child, but do let me know if you think that I am wrong.
Could you recommend the best place on Tioman to stay with a toddler? We want to do some diving (obviously not with the toddler), where we will take turns. We'll need to do a refresher course as we gained our advanced PADI many years ago. We don't want to be anywhere too far away from the action and easy access to a good diving company that offers a refresher course. I quite like the look of Melina Beach Resort, but the beach looks quite small from the images I've seen. It would be nice to see a beach similar to the Perhentian Islands.
Another question about toddler suitably. I will be able to carry my 3 yr old in a sling, on my back. We done some of the challenging treks at Yosemite NP with me carrying my little in the sling. Some questions:
1. Are any of the cave walks by raised wooden platforms only? I have been to Sabah some years ago, and visited Guomontang cave, but not sure if this compares with Mulu or Niah.
2. Do the excursions include deep forest treks?
3. Do the treks include steep or slippery climbs?
I would really love to see the bat exodus and hope that this trip is possible. Very interested in your views.
In regards to Bako, I've had a look at some of the walks. Trekking with my little one on my back is not a problem. I'm just concerned about going through thick foliage and getting leeches. It's not something I want to stress about with my little one. But if the paths are cleared... more »
We will fly from Germany to New Zealand with our baby. She will be 6 months when we start our trip and 12 months on the return flight. We will very likely fly with either Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, Emirates or Korean Air. We want to get a baby bassinet for her but keep getting different information about if we can make a guaranteed reservation for one - we have asked our travel agent, we have called these airlines and we have heard stories from friends who booked a bassinet but then there were more babies than bassinets on board and they ended up with their baby on their lap.
What is your experience?
Which airline would you recommend for travelling with a baby?
Thanks for your help!
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