Experiences in Travelling with children

August 2, 2016, 11:14 pm

Single mother of 4 year old couch surfs - Crazy ?

‘ She is absolutely crazy ‘ was just about everyone’s reaction when we told them of Sofia, a Russian lady we met in Phnom Penh the afternoon before she started couch surfing with her 4 year old son. We thought it was an inspiring story of what is possible (with kids) but we could also understand peoples concerns : Is it safe to couch surf with children ? is it wise to couch surf with, or without, kids given some of the horror stories one hears ? We decided to speak to some seasoned ‘family’ couchsurfers to get the low down on their experiences….  and to see if it would be a fit for us.

July 6, 2016, 11:25 pm

Nightmare in Paradise

a few short ,minutes before the wave stuck we were asked did we have any bad experiences in the last 6 months of travel … nope - 6 months of extroadanary encounters and amazing adventures…. all very positive.... until that very eery night....

December 25, 2015, 2:50 pm

Real cost of Travel - do you need to be loaded ?

'We must be loaded to travel so much’  was what Sean Monkreif said on Newstalk national Irish radio as they discussed The Kid Trotter project. Whereas I listen to Sean quite a bit and know exactly his sense of humour and the manner in which he said it I take the opportunity to deal with the subject on the blog…. as we prepare to depart for a year of world family travel.

October 12, 2015, 11:18 pm

Why travel with kids when they are young

A few years ago when our daughter was 2 we began to discuss returning to our old 'traveller ways'. We of course suffered from withdrawal symptoms for her first two years as we opted to stay local (enough) and yearned to get moving and discover foreign lands again. One of our wants was also to initiate The Kid Trotter into such a lifestyle. As we planned our first long haul trip, I can remember vividly a comment from an older lady which went a little like this : “There is no point in going traveling with a child so young, she will not even remember it ”

September 29, 2015, 10:26 pm

Why visit Vietnam with children ?

Amazement was the reaction in our entourage when we announced we were going (and bringing our 5 year old ) to Vietnam. I’m not too sure where this reaction came from, perhaps becuase it is so far from home, perhaps it is perceived as a dirty 3rd world country, perhaps it is considered a reserved destination for young adventurous backpackers, or perhaps its just too different to the European family norm. All I can say is it was a truly memorable trip for our family and highly recommended

September 27, 2015, 8:56 am

Top tips for visiting museums,temples and monuments with children in Vietnam

To avoid the fatigue and crankiness on long days out sightseeing there should be one rule of thumb… scooter ! In Vietnam, the kick scooter is not really used and it is therefore a novelty and is tolerated just about everywhere. Hence despite very long days out & about, and in very warm temperatures we had a great time….

September 26, 2015, 2:10 pm

Origins of The Kid Trotter Video Series

Traveling with Kids, is something either you do and are passionate about or stray away from because it is just too overwhelming and complicated. We decided to launch a video travel series dedicated to kids, families and passionate travellers...The aim is simple, to show people what a rich experience it can be for children but also for families, to go and discover other cultures, languages, people, foods and countrysides.

September 25, 2015, 2:10 pm

Controlled Chaos - our first day in Vietnam

Hanoi was a great introduction to Vietnam for us and for our ‘kid'. It is a little chaotic by european standards but its not the big hustle and bustle of a city the Ho Chi Minh is (the latter can be a little overwhelming and mesmerising) but it was the perfect stepping stone into this new land - controlled chaos as i like to say. Little did we know that this seemly chaotic country was going to provide an amazing family travel experience.

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We are a family of globetrotters traveling the world and producing a unique and fun travel video program detailing our adventures. The main aim of this initiative is to open kids up to other cultures and and also to show parents that foreign travel is one of the best investments in childrens future.

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