The most exotic place you've traveled to with kids
We've taken our son, now 14 years old, to:
the Americas: US; Canada; Mexico; Belize; Dominican Republic; Peru
Asia: Japan (including Okinawa); China (Hong Kong and Macao)
Europe: Netherlands; Belgium; Germany
We are planning to visit friends in Ghana next year.
Probably the most exotic places have been the deep in the Sahara with a non-vaccinated 6 year old ( all of Morocco is exotic, but wonderful).
or climbing the Tigers Nest in Bhutan at 10 ( done by VERY few American kids ..if any..and all of Bhutan is exotic and wonderful ).
Capaddocia, Turkey ( yep all of Turkey is pretty exotic and wonderful).
Petra, Jodan ( yet another exotic and wonderful country).
We don't usually get any negative comments from family or friends and we wouldn't listen if we did. All of our travel has been amazing!
I am always doing that
which I can not do,
in order that
I may learn how to do it.
Daddy needs to earn more before we go much farther afield.
"Suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either."
We have been to over 20 countries last year travelling with our 3 year old son. We visited Europe, the Middle East , South east Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, HK, Macau then Latin America (Chile, Argentina and Brazil). To many back at home many of these are exotic places and at times may feel not as developed. Throughout the 14 month travel period, we have never had any issues with security, safety and/or health. What's ironic is our son who has episodes of eczema (skin condition) developed a flare in Australia, one of the cleanest and most developed nations in the world and no issues while in places in south easy Asia considered not as clean or developed.
One thing to remember, arm yourself in good old common sense while travelling...for instance, buy health insurance, don't flash your worldly possessions in poorer areas, respect local customs and stay away from places that are known danger zones. Read your government's travel advisory reports (usually prepared by the Foreign Affairs office) for latest developments in the countries you are trying to visit. (For instance, we had to re-book our flights to Bangkok last year due to the floods).
Also, get to know the community of other travelling families. Here is a list we put together: http://aroundtheworldwithkid.com/resources/family_travel_blog_directory/
be your own judge, don't let your friends spoil your adventure. It will be a life-changing experience. Cheers
Cheers and safe travels
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