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Unwinding with Kids

Being a mom, have you ever came across a  situation where you just want to run away from home or scratch your hair out. Well, I go beyond my saturation level when demanding guest comes to stay at home without prior notice. If you live in the joint family, this pain of tolerating things makes you stronger.But a day comes, where you decide to take your kid and along with your husband to a place, where you don’t have anyone to interfere. This is an absolute best way to get relax.

Unwinding the calm in the chaos. People today are living a very busy and stressful life which is full of tensions and worries and it is putting an adverse effect on your kids too. So it is very essential to find a way which is free from stress and in such a case the most productive thing you can do is Relax, the only thing is you have to find the ways for it.

The key to unwinding is to find a small chunk of time where you can enjoy some kind of pampering. For many kids, a long hard day at school can also be stressful and tiring. The things which hardly matters to us in many cases does affect our kids a lot, in such conditions, it is necessary to provide them with some activities which can unwind them from their daily routine and provide some change.

There are several small ways which you can use for unwinding with kids

1. Meditation – There are several great books, apps and Cd’s available in the market that focuses on meditations for children. The goal is to inbuild the meditative scenes in the minds of kids when they are alone or are under stress.

meditation2. Storytelling about their day– Ask your child about their entire day and how it was? Don’t spend time in lecturing and debating with them, give them space and allow them to share the stress and worries they have.

3. Calming sensory tools– Depending on the choice of your child find them with some common sensory tools to calm them senses whenever they are under stress, etc.

toolsYour calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges is a famous saying by Bryant Mcgill. When you are stress-free and happy, definitely the atmosphere and the people surrounding you will also be happy. There are several places where you with your family especially with kids can enjoy and relax like the most common and the best place to have a vacation at any resort.

Resorts are the best place you can visit for relaxation that too with your family and with kids. Resorts across the country are the hot spots for people to cool off and beat the heat in the summer. Many resorts and hotels provide a special welcome for babies and toddlers. Resorts are the most convenient and cost-effective vacation for the kids. It is the place which makes the stay more comfortable and makes them feel as safe at home.

With kid-friendly amenities and several activities for kids, resorts are the perfect accommodation choice for a family getaway. While kids can enjoy at swimming pools and other outdoor activities, parents can unwind on a pampering spa day. Resorts are fun-filled with beautiful amenities for adults and childrens both. With all the water attractions, cooling sprays, waves and wild rides, the most important thing is to stay safe and keep your kids safe.

So, while you are on vacation with kids that too at the resort you should take some precautions like

1. You should keep eye on where your kids are playing in the resort.

2. Comfortable clothes should be wore and should ake swimming dresses for your kids and yourself.

3. Should carry sunscreen.

4. Should always be hydrated and make sure your kids are also drinking proper water.

5. You should take care of your so that they don’t get misplace around the resort, etc.

Sometimes you cannot control everything, you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out accordingly.

PS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is U, 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.

Questions asked by kids during Trip

For us, there are Seven Wonders in the World but for the kids, every place is a wonder in their own World. The moment they will see any new thing, they will start questioning you about it till the moment they are not satisfied with your answer. Why? How? What? Where? When? Etc as your child grows, he/she becomes more curious to know about the world. A topic is covered on questions asked by kids during trip.

Sometimes the questions asked by kids during trips have no meaning or have no prescribed answer or are sometimes very funny but still, we have to answer them. At some moment their question might irritate you but you have no other option rather than to answer them.

Not many ask the questions during Trip, their main motto is just to enjoy the trip. As we all know, nowadays the majority of people travel by booking their tickets through the travel agent and loves to travel on a tour. While traveling with the tour with other groups of people and with all arrangements including sightseeing, pick and drop facility, stay and food all included, it becomes much simpler and convenient to enjoy entire tour without any tension.

In such situations when you get all the services without even asking for them, to ask questions during trip minimizes, but in case when you are very much interested to know about the place you are travelling and also related questions, you can definitely ask, not only because you are interested but it is also your right to ask any question you feel to ask during the trip. There are no such limitations or rules for asking questions during Trip, the only thing is your questions must be genuine and should be related to the trip you traveling.

When you are traveling with kids, you will surely be bombarded with lots of questions from them. Today’s generation kids are very smart and are always keen to know about new things and to gain knowledge about it. So, when you are traveling with them you should either keep complete knowledge about the place you are visiting or should take help of someone else’s or of Google to answer their questions. I myself have experienced this, once you finish up giving the answer of one question your child will be ready for the new one.

 

Frequently asked questions by the kids during the trip

Which place is this..?
Why it is so different than ours?
Why people here are dressing like this?
Why the moon is traveling with us?
Why is water of blue color here?
Why the taste of Seawater salty?
Why don’t we dress like them?
Why do we live in big towers, not in small houses? Etc
Why there are so many stars in the sky?
Can we count the stars in the sky..?
Questions asked by Kids during Trip
Likewise, a lot of questions can be asked or even new one which you can’t even imagine. Some of them can be answered fairly or easily, some will make you laugh, some will make you shudder or even some might leave you completely perplexed but one good thing is you will never get bored.

So, before traveling, you should know all the basic information about the place and should also mentally prepare your kid for the trip.  Ps: This article is written as part of the blogchatter challenge on the theme of #travelwithkids and today’s letter is Q and hence my topic for today blog is questions asked by kids during trips.

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.

Migration

Migration means moving from one place to another. Like humans, migration is done by birds and even animals, the reason might differ. We human beings migrate with the intention of settling permanently or temporarily in a new location. We migrate often over long distances and from one city, state or country depending on our wish. People may migrate as individuals, in family units or in groups.

It is in human species, even if they have everything, we always desire to have more and to fulfill them people migrate.  Does migration can always prove beneficial….? No, not in all the cases, it affects you and all our relatives in an intense manner.  Yes, it can be beneficial as in if you are very much interested to see and settle down at a new place or have to earn more money but when it comes to staying at your own place with all your relatives, it fully becomes impossible.

Doesn’t migration involves a lot of risk factor..?  Yes, it does because when you are deciding to migrate to some other country, you have to make sure you complete all legal allegations of staying there.  The list of things you have to face when you decide to migrate:

  1. You should be mentally and physically ready to experience and face new challenges in life and should be confident in your decision to migrate.
  2. You should be strong enough to settle down at a new place with new people and new surrounding, etc.

If you have kids, migration from one place to another affects the kids a lot. Once you decide to migrate along with you even the kids have to start their life in a completely new way, with a new place, new school and with new people. They have to leave everything behind just to be with you. So, you should always think about all the circumstances before migrating.

BlogchatterPs: I am participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and hence today ’s letter is L and my today’s topic is migration with kids.

 

Lakeside night camping with kids

The Scorching Summer heat is on the boom, everyone wishes to have changed and finds the way to beat the heat. I call out everyone who is looking for a unique way rather than visiting the same places everytime, here is an amazing way out for all the travelers looking for something special and for the new experience. It is a night camping at lakeside under the calm and serene sky. In the last month, I with my daughter went to the most famous and untouched location of #NIRVANA. We had a mesmerizing experience with tent stay, Bonfires and Star Gazing.

It was a place away from busy city life, it was a place free from pollution, a place with mindblowing ambiance, a place where you can relax and discover nature at its best,  a place beneath the sky, a place where you can dance to the dhinchak beats with a campfire and acoustic music.

For my daughter Angel, it was her first experience, which turned out to be a memorable one because after returning back from that place almost every weekend she is asking me when we will go back to #NIRVANA place. We enjoyed the scenic beauty of the forest around a campsite. She got a chance to know about flora and fauna present around. The lake water of #NIRVANA was clear and view of several small lakes was very enchanting.

We started our day with the beautiful sunrise, where the sunrays were directly coming on Angel’s face which made her feel refreshed and had a very beautiful morning. After having breakfast we tried the water sports available there, among which kayaking was the best. Some of the local people were busy doing fishing, Angel got a chance to see how people do fishing, which was a new thing for her.

After that, we participated in the number of adventure and other trekking activities. In the evening we saw a beautiful sunset with different colors, with every passing minute Angel’s desire to see and know about new things was increasing. After having dinner the musical night with beautiful songs started under a campfire. After a tiring day when we went to sleep, she was amazed to see a sky full of stars since it was her first experience to see million of stars together.

It is not necessary to visit the same place there are several other options like Bhandarada lake, Pawna lake, Bhivpuri lake etc where you can visit. There are many options to do at Lakeside like you can enjoy doing photography, you can also teach your kids how to make tent house, etc. Camping in the outdoors especially at Lakeside with kids observing the divine beauty of nature can be a relaxing and insightful experience.

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Jet Skiing with kids

Jet Skiing is generally any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation. Many people are crazy about water sports.  They love enjoying at beaches and enjoy the water sport rides a lot. Are you among the one who loves water sports? If yes you should not miss the Jet skiing  ride.

Jet SkiesJet Skiis in Maharashtra are available at Alibagh beaches, Goa and also at Kerala. If you are planning a vacation with family especially with kids and finding hard to choose any destination then you will be happy and satisfied enough if you select any of the above-mentioned places.

In the Jet-skiing rides, one can also take their kids with them, the only thing is you should make proper preparation and planning before going for water ride and should always position your kids in between two adults if they are very young. Jet skiing with kids will be very enjoyable with great experience.

Jet Skies While taking your kid for jet skiing there are some rules which should be followed. The coast guard available at the beaches will guide you completely.  A kid should be of at least 18 pounds and should fit properly in the personal flotation device of water sport.

Jet SkiesA kid should be positioned between two adults, the kid may want to sit in the front to feel the splashing waves but you should not be allowed them. Even when your kid is seated in the middle still the speed should be kept slow and controlled, your kid will definitely have a thrilling experience being on Jet skies.

You should have the proper practice of swimming in-case you or your kid goes into the water. You should be active enough to react to an emergency situation. While traveling on jet skies assume you kid goes overboard, among the two adults one should inform the driver to stop the engine and the other one should jump in the water, knowing about the boat traffic and other dangers in the water. Then swim your kid head above the water so that the kid is visible and then help him/her to reach back to the watercraft.

Jet Skies “Precaution is better than cure” is the famous saying, you should always take proper precaution and handle your kids with proper care to avoid dangerous situation to happen.

JPs: I am participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and hence today ’s letter is J and my today’s topic is Jet Skiing  with kids.

 

        “Every Island to a child is a Treasure Island”  by P.D.James.

Island – an Unexplored treasure for kids

When I was in my early school age, our grammar teacher introduced us to the silent letter word.  Island was one of the words where S is silent. I am sure as a curious student we all had asked such silly question as to why can’t we pronounce it as IS-land.  But to me, what is an island was important than how you pronounce it. That led me to search more on islands. And I found that Islands are the best place to visit to explore the habitat, which is not connected to the normal land. Basically, an island is surrounded by water from all the sides. So my curiosity was to find out if it is surrounded by water, how living is possible.  In this highly advanced technological world, islands are actually connected better than normal land.  The reason I am saying this, because, Islands have become a new holiday destination a for family or with kids.

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Lion safari at Island near neyyar dam

Now my question to you is have you ever visited any Island in India or outside before? If no, it’s my suggestion one should plan a small vacation with family to the beautiful Islands of India at least. For all nature lovers, Islands are one of the famous tourist spots and are a perfect family destination especially with kids, as you can explain to the kids how a simple life can be beautiful than a complicated life of Mumbai or any metro cities.

India, as we all know, is surrounded by Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal and there flow some of the biggest rivers in the world which in turn have formed some of the famous Islands. Some of the famous and eye-catching Islands of India are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Munroe Islands, Cochin Island, Rameshwaram Island, Diu Island.

Islands in India are the place when visited it feels like we are somewhere present in the different world.  It is surrounded by water from all the sides and therefore gives completely different ambiance. An Island looks very awesome and is best to fascinate kids of all ages is shown from the air as of how land is formed in between the water. If you have kids and wondering how it will be beneficial to visit Islands with kids? I would say Islands are the young adventurer’s paradise. Islands are full of unique experiences that will enthrall every member of your family.

There is a number of activities kids can follow at the Islands and can enjoy and have fun together.
  1. Islands have natural Waterfalls where kids can enjoy watching them, and you can explain how rock formation occurs due to the continuous flow of water.
  2. Many Islands have National park too, where kids can have a naked eye view of wildlife animals, birds, etc and gets a chance to learn about varied species of them. Recently we went to NEYYAR DAM which has a small island where you can take your kids to show the lions closely.
  3. Since Islands are surrounded by Sea water from all the sides, the best thing kids will learn about is the Sealife too. Also, some islands have special activities like kayaking or jet surfing for adults and kids.
  4. You can teach kids about different kind of soil and vegetation depending on the island you visit.

Recently we visited Munroe Island in Kerala, very much unexplored part of Kerala. This island is situated in the middle of Munroe village. Small boats take you to this island and you can enjoy fish farming or prawn farming. Also one of the major experience we got was 40 min nonstop boating experience in the small wooden boat carrying 10 -12 people at a time. This boating experience at Munroe was the best experience as we saw snakes going inside mud holes in near distance of 1 foot away from us. This island is surrounded by beautiful landscape perfectly designing the poster for Kerala. Along with this experience, you can also enjoy toddy making, a local alcohol drank for pleasure. You can too try all these experiences yourself in Munroe Island.

House Boat vacation with kids in Allapuzha Houseboat

Are you planning a summer vacation with kids? With so many amazing places in India, you must be finding difficult to select one. But what if you get to know about a place with mind-blowing climate and an awesome experience of House boat? It will be just wow.

HouseboatThe Houseboat industry of Allapuzha(one of the place in Kerala) is famous in the world. It has been likened to a canal park during the peak season. I along with my daughter when visited Kerala, we had an amazing House Boat experience. Although the House Boat traveling is a bit expensive I am a travel lover so don’t mind opening my wallet for some unique and amazing experience.

The House Boats there are called “Spice Roots Luxury House Boat”, in which there is a variety of House Boats named as of spices like Cardamom, clove, cinnamon, etc. The House Boats are of different sizes which either has 1-room, 2-room, 3-room or 4-room depending on the size of House Boat. The meal was provided in the House Boat cruise itself or we can also prepare food with our own hands as the kitchen are also available for preparing food for your own taste.

They provide both veg and non-veg food. But you have houseboats which give you one-hour ride experience too, but I always enjoy the night stay in a houseboat as I love to see the calmness of water and feel the tranquil dark water.

The houseboat holiday is full of adventures, it gives the amazing experience of exploring the new environment and learning new skills. For kids, it is fun and at the same time very much exciting to play near water. My angel learned fishing from one of the travelers who always loved to talk about and do fishing only. In fact, we all did fishing in Kerala but never got any fish in a net.

HouseboatA houseboat is child-friendly and is the very safe way to spend the vacations with family. For, adults, house Boat offers a chance to relax, enjoy and spend quality time with family and just go hygge and feel cozy with friends.

At Allapuzha along with House Boat ride, it also gives many options to do dive and swim if you are a good swimmer. You can make your houseboat hold and do shopping like floating market of Thailand. Or on a sunny day look for a sandy beach nearby or a peaceful bay, where you can enjoy your day.

In the free time discover the nature with the family by clicking a lot of natural photographs. There are also cultural attractions available for the full family while you do houseboats ride. Some houseboat hold evening live music if it’s a huge group.

Knowing the House Boat experience, all House Boat’s vessels are equipped with GPS trackers, so that even if you miss your way while on House Boat, it can help you to find your way back to track. A House-Boat is an extremely safe way to spend your holiday with kids when you follow basic safety measures.

Don’t try to jump in the middle of water if you don’t know swimming. Never allow your kids to bump and bend in water .the child may fall. Motion sickness happens to kids if a lot of waves comes. Just enjoy the houseboat with kids and have fun.

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Ps: I am participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and hence today ’s letter is H and my today’s topic is Houseboat with kids.

Globe Trotting with kids #travelwithkids #blogchatterA2Z

Globe Trotting means to travel throughout the world, especially, frequently or regularly. To travel throughout the world or to go on the world tour is everyone’s dream even it’s my dream to go on a world tour. I just love to travel and what if I get a chance to explore the World? I will definitely love it since one of my biggest dreams will be fulfilled.

globe trotting As a kid, while looking at the globe and moving it with my finger I always dream of the traveling whole world. Today being a travel blogger and a mom of a six years daughter I feel, this is the perfect time for me to fulfill my dream and I wish to go on a world tour with my entire family. Dreaming of going Globe Trotting with family especially with kid requires a lot to take care of. One should be financially strong, along with this there should be few aspects which need to be considered while involving in Globe Trotting.

  1. One should keep complete knowledge of the place or a country you are visiting.
  2. Every country you travel have different currency and with the different value. You should have proper knowledge of it.
  3. Rules and regulations of different countries differ, you should keep note of it.
  4. Documents of your identity, passport and citizenship proof should be kept safe.
  5. Precautions should be taken regarding the health of your loved ones who are traveling with you.

Not everyone gets a chance of Globe Trotting because at every phase of life a person has a lot of responsibilities which keeps on growing with age. Sometimes time can be an issue or sometimes finance can be a point to be considered. Even if I have enough time but not have enough money for a world tour and vice versa, there will be no sense. Globe Trotting can be possible for a person if he is in the business of traveling or any job which gives you opportunities to travel different places.

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globe trottingI wish once when I will become well settled and financially strong, I will surely plan about Globe Trotting. While planning for Globe-Trotting you will not only get a chance to explore different places and meet new people but will also get a chance to know about traditions, cultures, climate and food of different countries. According to my opinion going on Globe Trotting with your kids will be a quite daunting task, since you yourself are visiting those places for the first time so have no knowledge about the climate there, availabilities of basic necessary things, etc.  But if my kid is grown up and have interest in travel, I think I will surely take her with me, even she will get a chance to explore new places and gain new knowledge from it.

globe trottingSo, it will be great if you go on a World tour with your life partner or with your close friend or relative, because when you travel at any place with whom you are travelling matters a lot and when the companion you are travelling with is your loved one your journey will be more fruitful and memorable.

 

globePs: I am participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and hence today ’s letter is G and my today’s topic is Globe Trotting with kids.

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