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Trekking with Kids

Our busy life, tight schedules often leave us with little or no time for our family and kids. I think every person should find ways to spend quality time with your family and the best way to contribute happiness and bring a smile to our loved ones is to take them on trips. One of the best way to help your family understand their environment, tradition, culture, the meaning of adventure and thrill is by taking them on trekking holidays and I think there is no other better place than India.

trekking with kidsIndia indeed has great family trekking places that teach us the importance of nature’s conservation, about different landscape etc. Doing a trek in India also helps us to realize the happiness lies in small gestures and basic things to experience rather than in materialistic things.

Trekking is another word for walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring the scenic beauty. Trekking involves walking through the hills and camping and carrying all basic requirements like food, clothes and shelter with you. Kids and even the youngsters love to go for the trek. You should plan a complete family trip to a place which involves trekking because the experience you will get will be breathtaking. You will love and enjoy to the fullest.

Is it possible to enjoy trekking with kids? Before having kids, trekking was one of my favorite activities whenever I used to travel. I still cherish the memories of climbing mountains and hiking through forests with friends, it was bliss. Despite the physical challenges, it is always one of the best ways of relaxing and experiencing new things. I believe every child should trek.

Travel agents nowadays also provide a complete service for the kids while treking. They keep useful stops with some inevitable snacks for them. Also, few games on the way of treking so that kids can enjoy and their trekking journey becomes more interesting. They provide necessary things for kids and also provides first aid facility whenever essential.

If you like to go on the trek but have to take kids with you, it becomes difficult to handle if kids are of small age. Here are some tips you can follow to solve this problem.

  1. Choose your trek destination wisely.
  2. Allow your kids to stretch themselves and be comfortable.
  3. Pack plenty of food and water.
  4. Start your trek early in the morning with all the protection you required.
  5. Take the camera with you, because the snaps you click will help to motivate your kid in future.
  6. Pack a basic first aid kit.
  7. Take plenty of rest when you going on a trek with the kid.
  8. Have a good company and enjoy your trek experience.

Yes, its true your journey might not be that simple when you go for the trek with kids because there are a lot of potential problems involved in it like will they walk? Will they allow a porter car to carry them? And what if they get sick? And many like this but if you take proper care and plan your trip wisely you will surely have a memorable trip.

blogchatterPS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is T, so our article is related to trekking with kids.

Sight Seeing with Kids

Everything has beauty in its own but you can feel and know it only when you see it, is what I believe. Be a traveler, not a tourist, try to gain knowledge from it, try new things, meet new people these are some of the keys to understanding this amazing world. This is what you should teach your kids too.

Selfie with FamilySightseeing means the act of visiting and seeing places and objects by people, especially during holidays. Depending on your interest and the distance you can go for sightseeing using any means of transport. Going for sightseeing during weekends and during holidays is followed by a majority of people nowadays.

There are many beautiful sightseeing places in India and each one is just beautiful in its own way. India has most of the ancient and exotic cultures which makes it exciting for sightseeing.  Mumbai city is well-known for beautiful places to visit. I myself a resident of Mumbai enjoy staying here and hardly miss any weekend going for sightseeing with my family especially with my kid.

SelfieBeing a born and brought-up  Mumbaikar, chances are that your school or parents paid homage to every typical sight seeing with kids spot in Mumbai city, but today when asked to our kids they turn up their noses for those places which we loved exploring with our family. Many just throw up with words and say there’s nothing exciting for kids in Mumbai but since I am a Mumbaikar and have visited a majority of places here so know it that Mumbai city is rich in its heritage and uniqueness.

Points to be considered when you are going for Sight Seeing with kids

  1. Choose the best time to go, which is convenient for you and your kids too.
  2. Choose the best place, the place in which your kid is interested.
  3. Be prepared to be flexible, to face new things happen during the journey.
  4. Take necessary stuff of your kids with you for the journey.

When you go for sightseeing on weekends especially with your kids, it means planning much in advance and pacing yourselves differently, no doubt they will have a lot of fun and will even get a chance to gain new experiences. You should take a very comfortable means of transport for traveling. To avoid them becoming a bookworm and to give them live knowledge about different places, you should send your kids to different educational trips.

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family at tajmahal

 There are several benefits of going for sight seeing with kids:

  1. They get a chance to visit new places and gain more knowledge.
  2. When you take them to museums for a visit, they become more familiar with Indian cultures and traditions.
  3. Visiting historical places with your child helps them to expand their knowledge of what they are learning in school.
  4. If your child is very much interested in any of the particular place you visit, ask him/her to carry a notebook to note down the information which he/she learned from that place.

The benefits you and your kids can reap by visiting different places especially nature, historical places and the museums are immeasurable.

PS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is S, so our article is related to sight-seeing with kids.

Rides with Kids

Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul, is a famous saying. It is true for those who love to live life with some adventures and amusement. You should make sure your kids have interest in outdoor play too. Rides with kids make a kid feel relax and refreshed.

Jet SkiesBeing a mother of a six-year daughter I know how crazy kids are today to visit amusement parks and enjoy new and different rides there. From my busy schedule, I have to manage time to take my daughter to the park so that she can enjoy playing rides available there. Yes, it is true it is not possible for everyone to have amusements parks near your residential area because the establishments of amusement parks with new and exciting rides require a lot of areas and also money.

Since I am staying in Mumbai, I find myself pretty lucky in this case because we Mumbaikars are blessed with famous Essel world and Imagica to enjoy several rides for the people of all age groups. Yes, it is not always possible to visit those places frequently but yes we can plan and visit those places with entire family especially with kids. By planning a one day picnic to amusement parks you will get a chance to try and enjoy several rides. I myself feel like going and enjoying the rides which make me live my childhood days again.

For the small children who are not ready for big rides for them, Kiddie rides are available which are especially for small kids. Some of the famous Kiddy attractions nowadays are the Heliport, a unique helicopter tower ride, the Go Gator a friendly kid-sized roller coaster and also a speedway racing car. There are also coin-operated amusements rides which are available at different amusement parks, malls etc where you can take your kids to have a new experience.

Taking your kids for rides involves a lot of risks if not taken proper care of them. The most common way children got hurt is by falling off or against a ride and in that case, they can even hurt their necks, head or can damage their face. Rides at restaurants and malls can be more dangerous for young children because they have a hard surface and lack child restraints.

Jet Skies Not all the kids love rides because many are scared and many don’t have the confidence or some may also have health issues like giddiness and vomiting. So, here at this point, I would like to give few suggestions: Depending on the age of your kid, they are allowed to go on a particular ride so right from the beginning you should make your kid enjoy small rides so that he/she can gain confidence and enjoy rides at every particular age. As a mom, I keep proper note of the strengths and weakness of my kid and then allow her to go on rides accordingly. One should not force your kid if he/she is not interested in rides, as I mentioned before not everyone likes to go on rides.

PS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is R, so our article is related to Rides with kid.

Overnight Travel

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”  by anonymous.

People love to travel at their own comfort. Many people love to travel at night and many don’t like. Different people have a different perspective on this. Presently, with a complete busy life, people nowadays prefer to travel during the night to save their daytime and to utilize their night time. Doesn’t traveling at night always affect your health…? I think it does because night time is the time made for rest, it is the time when the majority of people take rest after a long tiring day so that they can have a fresh and healthy morning a very next day. Overnight travel has both pros and cons.

But there are also some people especially the youngsters they love to travel overnight just for the sake of enjoyment. But isn’t it risky to leave your children to travel overnight..? almost daily we hear the news of drink and drive and rash driving by the youngsters especially during nights. Also, most of the accidents happen during night travel. Yes, it is true you should nurture your child in such a manner that he/she can be independent but care should be taken that they should not cross their limits.

If considering it in a positive manner, Overnight travel turns to be fruitful in many cases. Like, by early arriving in the morning, you have the full day for sight-seeing and on the other hand if you reach in the afternoon or later, your almost half the day is wasted and the remaining day you prefer to stay in the hotel room and take rest. Also in the case of day to day traveling it is better to travel overnight and reach your destination early morning so that you get the entire day to finish up with your work.

What if you have to travel overnight with kids? The situation will be completely different, you will have to think from the point of view of your kids. If kids night sleep is disturbed, your very next day will be completely ruined and so will your trip. So, when you are planning an overnight travel with kids you should take care of few things.

  1. You should make sure your kid is not tired and completes his/her sleep before the day on which you are about to travel.
  2. You should make sure to take kids favorite music albums or lullaby so that they get sound sleep.
  3. Your kids should be completed well before going on a trip.They should be ready to face the situation.
  4. The destination and the mode of transport you choose for overnight travel should be of your kids choice if possible.(they should be comfortable with it.)
  5. If you  have new born or a toddler always make sure you carry essential things .

As with every new day the night comes, with many advantages, the disadvantages cannot be neglected. If not emergency you should avoid night travel especially when you are with kids.

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PS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is O, so our article is related to Overnight Traveling.

Navigation

Navigation is the term of art used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. In a broader sense, it means any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. There are several navigation techniques which help to locate the navigator’s position. Being a traveler mom ,my most of traveling goes in understanding and navigation. This helps to plan the drive so as to get safe and smoith journey .

Today, because of the presence of satellite navigation and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), to travel by roads have become much simpler. Remember the days when we used to ask directions from roadside tea-stalls or any passing people to reach our destination, but this is not the case today because the electronic gadgets with navigators provide you the views of the even the smallest lanes of the remote locations. Benefits of using navigation:

  1. It gives a real-time location and also enables users to chart routes on your immediate position.
  2. Just you need to type your destination and the device selects the shortest route to reach there.
  3. Traveling to new places becomes easy.
  4. While traveling if you are in need of something or if you are in an emergency, it is easy to find the nearest chemist, ATM’s, restaurants or hospitals or any other service.
  5. Navigation applications have proved to be a handy tool for traveling and searching.
  6. Another great benefit of these applications is connectivity.
  7. The other thing is it saves a lot of your time and gives you a lot of comfort regarding everything.
  8. To help with navigation, there are several applications which are easily available in the market and that too free.

Navigation applications and other uses of smartphones are also used by the kids and youngsters too at a very extreme level. Care should be taken of your kids so that they don’t misuse the service provided by the navigation applications. As we all know every coin has two sides if any modern inventions not used properly and for genuine and known reasons can also prove a curse to you.

PS: I am participating in blogchatter A2Z challenge and today’s letter Is N ,so our articles is related to Navigation  application.

        From last year itself I am watching Atoz challenge by blog chatter, but never took a pain to understand what is this exactly, but this year I went to whole website and understood what is Atoz challenge by blogchatter.
       The first thing I did was to sign up immediately I saw the link for Atoz  challenge by blogchatter.
         After reading the terms and conditions I could understand that this exercise will add good content to my blog which other wise I won’t write as I need some motivation to write always. 
      Since my blog is based on travel with kids I chose my theme for Atoz challenge by blogchatter same topic.  Which I’m happy to reveal as Travelling with kids 
In this series I would be sharing all the tips related while we travel with kids.
I’m already prepared mentally and started writing well in advance so that I don’t miss any day as I want to complete the challenge any how.
        As I know this Atoz challenge by blogchatter will boost my confidence as well as make me write more and more and gradually I will get habitual to writing.
 What Is Atoz challenge by blogchatter
People who don’t what Is Atoz challenge by blogchatter, let me explain to you.
Atoz challenge by blogchatter is challenge for blogger and writer to write 26 articles related to one theme, where on April 1st of 2018, you have to write articles which starts or has major keyword with Letter A. And on 2 nd April with letter B and so on… So except 4 Sunday of the month, you have to write on next letter of Atoz challenge. This challenge will make your blog more specific and your writing niche will be discovered more.
Not only this you get to read more and more people blog and meet new people to understand what’s happening in the industry.  .
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