For many people the idea of travelling with a baby or toddler fills them with dread. But for me it fills me with excitement. I think babies and yes even toddlers make great travel companions. Here are our top reasons why children make great travel companions:
You Travel Slow with Children
Nothing will make you embrace slow travel like a baby. Travelling with children means that you can not travel at the pace you used to. Life slows down, You travel deeper and spend more time in one place which means that you get to know a place so much better.
Travel also becomes less of a tick box exercise. Instead of riding around seeing everything mentioned in the guide you appreciate seeing one thing in more depth.
You Meet more Locals Travelling with Children
Nothing makes you more approachable than children! Whether it is your child striking up a conversation with the a person on the next table, or chatting to another mum as you children play together.Or perhaps becoming a tourist attraction in Japan
By my little one breaking the ice with locals we have learnt so many new insider tips that have greatly enriched our trips.
You See Things Through New Eyes
Little ones look at things differently to adults. As a result you get to see things in a different way too.
Before you may have travelled to visit museums and Michelin Starred restaurants. While this is still possible, you do other things too! Things that you would have never done before children.
Whether its visit a zoo or farm
or a park
Children are cheap companions
If you are looking for a cheap travel companion then a child under two is the best travel companion there is. Under two children can fly for free and you don’t have to pay for their own bed in hotels.