Nothing stays the same after we have kids, including holidays.
In the footloose and fancy free life before baby, travel was the ultimate escape. We could take off, unfettered and free as a bird, to wherever our hearts desired (and our budgets allowed). We’d look forward to our holidays with unbridled excitement and feverish anticipation.
Then comes the baby.
Holidays become less frequent and when they do happen, anticipation gives way to anxiety. What should we pack? What if we forget something? What if the baby cries through the flight? What will he eat? What if she falls sick? Even the most ardent travel enthusiast (pre-baby) is bound to wonder – is it really worth the hassle?
The short answer is yes, it is. As they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy.
As so many brave parents before us have experienced, family holidays are deeply rewarding and absolutely worth the hassle, no matter how young your child is.
With kids in tow, holidays acquire new meaning.
With every family trip, we open their eyes to other cultures, people, food, lifestyles, and to the glorious wonders of nature. Interestingly, we also learn to see the world anew through their eyes.
When we’re far removed from the humdrum of daily life, we give ourselves the time and space to explore the world outside, and the world within our families. Through shared experiences, our bond deepens.
Through travel, we instill in our kids the spirit of adventure, curiosity and the confidence to venture far and wide, first in our comforting presence, and then by themselves.
From family holidays, children bring back stories of faraway places and memories of happy, unadulterated time with parents.
So how do we make these family holidays happen? How do we take the hassle out of planning a trip?
By learning from the experiences of fellow parents who’ve been there, done that. Because only a parent can understand the nerve-racking anxiety of the first flight with the baby. And that a full day of sightseeing with a toddler without space (or at least a stroller) for a nap is a recipe for disaster.
We bring these hard-won, tried and true experiences together on My Little Tourist. Here you’ll find inspiring, useful and practical information to make your family holidays smoother, richer, and more fun.
You’ll find everything you want to know about planning and about making the most of your family holidays. Inspiration for your next holiday destination, fun things to do, child-friendly accommodation, food to carry, cook or buy, packing tips, cost-saving hacks and much more.