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Travel with kids forum

New forum: Travel with kids Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2010 at 09:25

Despite what you may think, the overhead lockers on flights would not be better utilised as storage for small children. Travel with kids is great -- really ... honestly. Look, we've done it -- it does have its own set of unique challenges, but there are big rewards too -- really! We do have some stock stories on the site regarding travelling in Asia with children that parents may find of interest along with the discussion in the forum. ...

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Takin Kids to Cambodia/Vietnam, longish stay Sticky!

Posted by Dents on 4/8/2007 at 17:59

Hi. My wife and I are thinking of taking our kids (1,3,5) and heading to Cambodia, Vietnam and possibly Laos. We just want to relax and take it easy and hang out for at least a month or so in each country. Has anyone taken young kids to these places for a while? How did you find it and how welcome are they? Anything else to add? Thanks in advance! ...

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Vacations with kids

Posted by Waxick on 19/8/2016 at 06:33

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Where to go in october/november?

Posted by mmm on 15/3/2013 at 19:32

Hi, I'm planning a trip for 2.5-3 weeks starting somewhere in the second half of October and going into November, for our family (having four kids, ages between 6 and 13). I'm mainly looking at Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. My plan is to stay in 3 or 4 locations during the trip (not too long travel between each). Our main goal are some nice beaches, good weather and a good price level. Some snorkeling options from the beach would also be nice. But the weather seems to be quite un ...

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Parents, we need your help!

Posted by annepel on 14/9/2015 at 07:40

Hi! We are two tourism students from the Netherlands. For one of our courses we had to come up with an innovative product. Our idea is to design a travel pack for kids. With this we are looking for an alternative from technology. The thing is that we don't have a lot of experience with little kids (say age 2 to 5) and travelling with them. We'd appreciate your expertise with advising us on what the children would like when they have to sit and travel in a car or plane for a certain ...

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5 week trip with kids - beaches, jungle and temples

Posted by sistaka on 20/3/2010 at 00:36

Hi all We are taking our 2 kids, ages 11 and 6 on a 5 week trip to SEA in July/August. We plan to have 3 nights in BKK initially to recover from the flight and then, who knows? We would like to spend around 5 days in Siem Reap and also let our children experience the rainforest at Khao Sak and some chill out time on Phangan. We would like to take the train south, but are finding it really hard to build in Cambodia as the flights are so expensive. Does anyone have any ideas of ho ...

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Travelling with Kids?

Posted by chrisrieom on 20/2/2014 at 05:14

I am currently 9 months (37 weeks pregnant). I have a 5 (6 in November) year old step daughter from my spouse's first marriage. We are looking into going on a trip this Christmas (approved already by our doctor) with ourselves and the kids. Both my spouse and I have only travelled out of country by ourselves (never with kids) so we're not quite sure what's the best way with kids. Questions I have are: 1. Does anyone have any first hand experience with what worked/didn't work when travelling with ...

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Backpacking with kids

Posted by humph on 16/1/2010 at 14:21

We are taking our 11yr old and 9yr old to Vietnam and Cambodia in July. We have decided to take backpacks instead of cases and stay in mid to budget accommodation and take buses and trains to try and get a more real experience. We have never backpacked (although we have traveled to asia several times and have been to Cambodia before) and are not sure what packs to buy. Have done a search and seen many suggestions on different options, so now need to decide: do we get 2 big (65 - 75lt) packs f ...

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Kids, travel and me!

Posted by Lexi17 on 1/4/2010 at 21:26

Hi i'm planning a trip to Thailand with my 3 children in July and August.....the kids are 12, 10 and 7, but i'm a single Mum....am I crazy? I don't think so, but wanted to see what others thought or any advice you might have... OH.....AND I want good weather?!? is Thailand the wrong place and the wrong time?!?! ...

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travel safty

Posted by jameswoods11x on 24/8/2013 at 04:18

hi i need to go to china next week with my child so if some one have any experience tell me some tips to be think about. ...

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8-10 MONTH AROUND S.E ASIA WITH 7 YEAR OLD SON

Posted by bevster2010 on 11/7/2013 at 01:28

hi we are looking to travel Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia next June 2014, and need ALOT of advice. how much will we need? we are thinking about £12,000 not including return flights into Bangkok from London, travel insurance, multi entry visa for Thailand which we will purchase before leaving . Our rough idea of what we are going to do will be as follows tell me if this idea is crap. 4 or 5 nights Bangkok- will book this hotel , any ideas for good but not posh family central h2otel ...

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WHat is the best time and place to travel with kids to Mexico?

Posted by jeckjiem on 23/5/2013 at 10:39

My wife and I have three kids ( 13, 11, 8 ). We have never been to Mexico as a family. I would like an All Inclusive, but as we often do, we don't need two rooms. Most hotels, if we tell them we are traveling with 3 kids won't let us stay in one room. With an All Inclusive I would thiink it near impossible to do this and get all three kids all the All Inclusive benefits. Any help and ideas would be appreciated. ...

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dec 10 ish for 3 weeks without booking ??? with 5 year old

Posted by rocket111 on 24/1/2013 at 11:47

hi lots of questions but my main worry is if we book flights to thailand and have no accomodation booked will we have problems finding places to stay christmas/ new year ? the more i read about different places, islands the more confused i get about where will be child friendly as much as i would love to party all night its not really my little boys bag lol so any imput from those of you that have backpacked with kids would be really appreciated. thanks sharon x ...

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Kid stuff to do in VTE,VV,LP,CM,BKK,...

Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 13/1/2012 at 13:58

Wow, can you actually believe that I posted in here almost a year ago and now there is only 3 weeks left until departure?? Well, time went by really quick and my itinery is set, some hotels prebooked and the route pretty comfortable to be travelled with a 5year-old. Now it comes to finetuning and I could need some advise on what to do with a kid in Vientiane, VangVieng (no, no tubing, just observing) and Luang Prabang.... anything really great that you remember? We'll definitely spend half of ...

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Help with Fears about traveling with children??

Posted by NetM on 11/10/2011 at 10:38

Hi all Great posts from many people and enjoy reading them. My partner and I are about to get married and looking to start a family and are keen to continue our travels once we have kids. A lot of friends and family are against the idea of traveling with young kids, and cite many reasons..... but we are excited by it….. and want to learn as much as we can from others who have done it too. Although we are excited by the adventure, we do realise that its worth being prepared and we would be v ...

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Villa with cook and cleaner

Posted by tinawinkels on 19/9/2012 at 16:44

Hi, I'm desperately trying to help my sister plan a holiday for there family and a friends family. 4 adults and 6 kids all together. We are looking for a house or villa ideally but a small resort would be fine. Somewhere relatively easy to get to via air asia from sydney (most of southesast asia). They would love to find somewhere on the beach where they could hire a local cook and possibly cleaner and just realx for 10 days. Any advice as to locations, but especially contacts would be much app ...

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SEA with 1,5 yr old

Posted by Mayacica on 3/10/2012 at 05:14

Dear Fellow travelling parents, I have read through most of the posts and there were pretty useful, than k you for that. We were planning a 4 months trip from Febr 2013 starting from Australia, through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Japan and China, but I am starting to realise that it might not be too realistic as each country would need a month and it might be too much flying and travelling for her (by the way how did your kids managed trhough that many and lengthy flights? w ...

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Travel with 10 month old - itinerary help!

Posted by ambicoed on 4/10/2012 at 14:48

Hello all, My husband and I are traveling for a month in SEA starting early November. We've booked a few legs on our trip and are looking to fill in our itinerary. We are traveling with our ten month old and just aren't sure which locations within specific regions would be best for him. We are intentionally not booking rooms/tours with deposits because we are aware that traveling with a baby needs to be kept flexible. Luang Prabang - 11/10 - 11/16 Is it feasible to travel with a baby to Non ...

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itinerary advice - First time with kids, 5,7,9 years. SE Asian destinations?

Posted by quennoo on 4/1/2012 at 03:22

Hi we are a family of 5 - kids aged 5,7 and 9 - looking to travel for 4-5 weeks in Jan 2013 (i know i'm early in the preparation.......half the fun is researching and planning the trip!!) We really enjoy meeting the people and not having a 'canned' travel experience eg. Phantasea in Phuket would not be our thing ;o) At this stage 1. We are looking to fly via singapore with 2 days stop-over then on to Chiang Mai - i would love to do the Mae Hong son loop with a guide + homestay for a nigh ...

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travel with kids

Posted by molster on 25/2/2009 at 20:37

Hello WE are a family of four planning to move to nz late 2009. We are planning to do a bit of travel in SE asia on the way there. I am looking for some advice for some destinations suitable for kids but not too commercialised. THe kids are 5 & 8. thanks ...

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