There can be a lot of fear around travelling in developing countries with young children - it does require a little more preparation, but for us, the benefits have far out weighed any minor extra precautions.
When taking trips that involve lots of jumping on and off of boats, buses and trains - we find it much easier to have luggage that we can all carry. But regardless of whether we are backpacking or travelling with a suitcase - here are our Top 5 essential packing tips for travelling with kids.
(Be warned, this video is 8 minutes long, so you might want to make a cuppa first!!!!).
Our kids love long haul flights, and weird as it sounds, I actually really look forward to them too! This never used to be the case. Our first experiences of flying with our eldest were horrendous!!! Hours of trying to coax him to sleep so that we could finally sit down, and stop apologizing to the people unlucky enough to be sitting near us. Plane journeys became an endurance test – of our patience, marriage & sanity. But, they have got easier the more children we have had. I think this is why…
I don’t need persuading that travelling with our mini tribe is a good investment. But any evidence that suggests that through doing something we love we are creating peace makers of the future – given our current political climate – this is a bandwagon I’m whole heartedly jumping on!