Let’s Travel! But What About The Kids?

Any time there are the holidays coming up or a long weekend, what’s the first thing that pops up in our minds? We usually think about taking a vacation, a long one or a quick getaway, whatever our time on hand and our budget permits!But for many couples, those with babies and toddlers, there are a few more factors to be taken into consideration while planning a trip. But yes, it is entirely possible to Traveling with kids and that too, travel smoothly.

Once a trip has been planned, there begins the fun of planning and packing for the trip. What to carry and what not? How much is necessary and how much is enough?  As far as children are concerned, of course, priority has to be given to carrying their essentials, especially medicines for them and food items that they absolutely cannot do without. It would be a good idea to throw in sunscreen and hats if you are visiting a hot and sunny place and woolens if you are visiting a cold place. Babies have a lot of paraphernalia but it makes good packing sense to carry only what is absolutely necessary.

Once the packing is done, it’s time to begin the journey! If planned right, the journey can be more fun than the destination! Whether you are traveling with kids by plane, train, bus or car, entertainment for the children needs to be provided. Books, special toys, puzzles, music, even a favorite blanket, all need to be carried that cater to your children’s taste.

What is necessary When Traveling with Kids

Baby wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer and diapers if required are all a “must-carry”.  Any food that is carried needs to be the type that will not make a mess if dropped. Water has to be on hand in sufficient quantity and that too in a non-spill bottle or glass!  

If traveling with other passengers, parents should try their best to ensure that their children are not a nuisance to other passengers. Every parent can and should ingrain good behavior and a consideration for others in their children. Parents can definitely guide their children not to shout, run around and be a source of annoyance to the other passengers.

Enjoying with FamilyWhenever I have traveled, I have on numerous occasions been disturbed by a child howling or shouting and the parents making no effort to control him or her. I’m sure that many of you have had the same experiences as I have.

Once the traveling with kids is out of the way and you arrive at your destination, the fun should continue. Most definitely, your baby or toddler will need some time to settle down in a new environment.  Parents, you need to be patient and understanding about this.

Outings and excursions, ideally, need to be planned around the baby’s or toddler’s schedule, i.e. naptimes and meal times should be taken into account. Of course, if that is not practically possible, then parents need to take into account that the child/children might get fussy or cranky at certain times.

What is Parents Responsibility?

That is when a very important issue comes in: support. You are spouses to each other and you are also co-parents to your children. You need to work as a team when it comes to handling your children. Do avoid criticising and blaming each other if the children misbehave or something goes wrong.

Do try to give each other time away from the children for a while. Husbands, take care of the children and let your wives go shopping or to the spa. Wives, handle the children and let your husbands go to play a sport or for male buddies drinking session. Your spouse will love you for this!

Parents, it’s equally important that you use your vacation, however short it is, to reconnect with each other as a couple. Spending time with your spouse in a different environment, i.e. away from home and routine, can have a rejuvenating effect on your marriage.

Do try your best to spend time with each other, without the children. Even if it is just for a short while, try to grab a cup of coffee or a drink together. Talk to each other, bring each other up to date on what is happening in your lives.

It is perfectly natural that young children might fall ill in the course of a holiday. Parents, please do not panic! Administer the relevant medicines that you are carrying to the child that is unwell. Do call up your pediatrician to ensure that you are giving the right dosage and following the correct treatment.

Angel in Funny moodParents tend to get very anxious when young children are involved. Do remember that children sometimes fall ill when they are exposed to a new environment and experience a change in the air they breathe and the food and water that they consume. It is reassuring to remember that children also recover equally fast.

A vacation can be called a success when you as parents, return from it, happy, contented, charged and with fond memories. If you return from it cranky, irritated and depressed, you need to rethink and rework your vacationing and parenting strategy with your spouse!

So parents, remember that children can be taught to enjoy vacations as much as you. Travelling to new places will serve to give a good exposure and good experiences to your children. Keeping this in mind, let’s get set to plan and enjoy the next getaway. Bon, voyage to you!

This is a Guest Post from Meghasi Bhatt,

Hello, I am Meghasi Bhatt. I started my career as a lawyer but somehow ended up as a teacher and now I have aspirations to write! My first novella Mutiny at Primrose High is available on Amazon and Flipkart and also as an e-book on Amazon Kindle.

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One of India’s most well-liked and sprightly destinations, Goa is a blend of adventure and leisure altogether. From water sports to being the party animals to tranquilizing yourself by the seashore, Goa remains the unbeatable attracted spot for family trips, friendship thrills as well as for people who love to wander alone.


You can choose Goa anytime of the year hinging upon your specifications.

If you want to tap into one of the jewels of wisdom, the Calmness of mind, you would want to look forward to visiting from Mid-November to Mid-February. The weather during these months is pleasant and serene. If you want to revel in the Sunburn Festival and the party celebrations of the Christmas Eve and the New Year, December is your month to visit.

Goa becomes quite cheaper during the months from March to May, when the weather turns hot and humid. Though the tourists are seen relaxing on the beaches under the roasting sun, the Indians can opt for the Hotel stays for relaxation from their routine life.

Mid-June to October is the enticing time for the monsoon lovers. The serene Goa is lit with the trickling of raindrops and leaves the beauty of Goa all the more breath-taking.


You step in Goa, you either relax and laze around or you kick start for the day with excitement level at the peak for the day’s thrilling adventures.

Activities in Goa, the beach destination must be interconnected with the water. So, we have a number of water sports to engage ourselves into, which shall give you a sort of serenity because you’ll be by the sea and also help you dive into your thrill zone.

BANANA BOAT RIDES – One the most entertaining water sports in Goa, Banana Boat Rides bring along cool pleasant wind across your hair with amusing bumpy rides through the waters.You can enjoy this ride at some of the best beaches in Goa like Calangute, Agoda, Candolim, Palolem, Miramar, Baga, Vagator, and Anjuna.

#JET SKI RIDE – Jet Skii brings in the rush of the sea and forms the exciting speedy adventure for you. It is quite a thrill sport in Goa.

SCUBA DIVING – Goa, a hot tourist spot is enclosed with the Arabian sea with underwater life in abundance. Scuba diving takes you into the underwater fantasy land which houses fish of varied color pallet, turtles, and aquatic plants. Scuba diving gives you the peace of mind and a vibrant underwater paradise.

DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS – The gushing water brings an appealing look to our eye and the sound of the water, a soothing experience. Dudhsagar waterfalls have a good old railway track showing a magnificent of the tall white cascade. The waterfalls are surrounded by rich flora and fauna. It is called ‘River of Milk’.

SNORKELLING – The crystal blue waters of the sea in Goa shall tempt you to go Snorkelling, a close up of colorful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Along the way to the Islands, the boatmen stop the ride in the middle of the sea and they give you a chance to have a unique lifetime experience. Some of the best snorkeling spots in Goa are Sinquerim Beach, Grande Island, Monkey Island/ Palolem Beach.

DOLPHIN SPOTTING – Dolphin spotting is great fun activity especially for sea lovers and kids who indulge in it with splendid enthusiasm.The beach belt of Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Baga have easy access to the best dolphin spotting.

PARASAILING – For someone who desires to have a look at the vast blue ocean from a height and feel the gushing wind, Parasailing is a sport for you. You get a bird’s eye view of the lush greenery and the rolling hills. Candolim beach, Anjuna beach, Majorda beach, Baga beach and Dona Paula beach offer you this exciting sport.

CHRUCH & TEMPLES: Goa is famous for its churches and matter of fact there is only one temple. The thing I like was the way they keep it clean & tidy.


Goa is an exquisite mix of land and water & lush greenery and rocky hills. The best holiday chosen for its Beauty of Beaches is a great spot for leisure.

Vagator / Anjuna Beach – The Anjuna Beach in North Goa is lined up with tall palm trees and is known for its trance parties. This beach rarely gets crowded. It is a good beach for those who choose to relax their mind.

Calangute / Baga Beach – Calangute and Baga are two adjoining beaches that are definitely the most happening beaches of Goa. People enjoy the waters, relaxing and playing.

Aguada / Candolim Beach – A beach in North Goa and is one of the best beaches of Goa for lovers of water sports. It’s a great place to spend the day. One can choose to participate in a number of fun activities. The imposing Fort Aguada stands tall at one end of the beach making it look magnificent.

Varca Beach – A beach in South Goa, is quiet, calm and almost free of pesky hawkers. The major attraction of the beach is the Dolphin-watching. A number of hotels and resorts are located nearby and therefore stay is never a problem.

Palolem Beach – It is small, only about one mile long, and crescent-shaped beach. One can view the whole beach from either end. On either end of the beach are placed rocks which make the beach unique in its beauty. It is definitely one of the must-visit beaches of Goa.

So, as we see the party capital, Goa carries a lot of adventure and also is a perfect place for rejuvenating one’s mind. This is exactly why I call it a quick escape for adventure and leisure. So, on your next trip to India’s most chosen holiday spot, make sure you partake in the happening water sports and also pursue the jewel of wisdom, a peace of mind by lazing out at the beaches.

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Ultimate Summer Tips To Beat The Heat For Parents And Kids

As we enter summer, and the kids have holidays for their schools. We think about the various activities to enroll them into. So let me ask you this, are summer holidays only for kids? the answer is No, they are for us parents too. That’s because all their activities are to be taken care by us. Following are the ultimate summer tips which are a simple and useful piece of script that will help you and your kid in this summer vacation. 

Always make them wake up early, do regular exercises or send them for a walk, it will help them stay healthy in vacations. Outdoor games are also a great way to stay fit. 

Swimming Pool
Swimming Gives Them More Energy.

Don’t let them waste time playing video games or games on smartphones.

Instead, try skill-developing games like chess and scramble which improve their concentration power and vocabulary. Also let your kids actively participate in outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming etc.

Cycling is the best way to stay fit

The child’s physical as well as mental growth are the key points to consider this summer. Along with outdoor sports teach them new things such as words and how to use them into daily sentences.

Teach them to make flags of countries and remember their capitals.

By doing this activity my little kid learned the capitals of various countries and also learned colors of their flag.  Well, you as a parent can also play various indoor games with your kids. Tongue Twisters for Kids, board games for kids, riddles for kids are some interesting games you can play.

Let Them Play Real Games
Give them all the required stuff for crafts and make interesting paper items with them.

Try to analyze how brilliant your kid is. It will make them realize their potential and give them confidence in themselves. Do some social work this vacation, ‘visit old-age homes and spend some time with them, they’ll love it. Teach poor children to read and write, take your friends and their children with you

Parents Cycling
Summer Time Is For Parents As Well

Going out of the house for a holiday is always a fun activity for the kids as well as the parents.

Help your children rediscover the simple joys of life. If you’re busy at work, or can’t spend much time with them, send them to your native place to discover their roots. They will learn to occupy themselves without WiFi or Computers.

 Take your children on a short holiday, preferably in India.

It’s always better to explore your own country first before traveling around the world

Out Door Fun
Out Door Fun.

Take them to your office if you can, let them observe how you work hard for your family. Let them help you in simple household chores like cleaning their rooms, making their own beds, arranging the shelves and other such small tasks. Teach them the basics of cooking.

Teach them the value of things

Bonding with your kids must always be on your priority list. Reserve 45 minutes each day for talking to them, share stories from your
childhood. At times listen to their fears, help them understand and fight their fears.

All these activities will eventually help the kid grow and learn new stuff along with bonding with parents, that is the best part about summer holidays.

Fun & Masti With Imagica

The vacations begin, and the children are already getting restless. The best way to have a fun-filled time with your children and for yourselves is to visit Imagica.

Angel with Toys
Fun with Toys

I+A+S = Magical Options

The place is wonderful and pristinely maintained. It is the complete entertainment package for children as well as adults.

There are 3 options to choose from,





Snow World

As their names suggest, Imagica is an amusement park, filled with exciting rides.

Aquamagica is a fun water park to beat the summer heat, and Snow World is the place to go if you want to experience an actual snowfall in India.

We traveled there comfortably with Choudhary Yatra,  which was one of the smoothest rides in one of their luxury buses.

Family fun with Choudhary Yatra

Scream Machine Fun

Although, the rides that were coming up weren’t all that smooth. The rides like ‘Nitro’ and ‘Scream Machine’ are not really recommended for people with a heart condition. The ‘Scream Machine’ has been voted the 5th most scary ride in the World, and the scariest ride in India.

Scream Machine
Deadliest Scream Machine

The ‘i-for-India’ show is a spectacular 12-minute show that takes us on a helicopter ride across the entire nation, virtually. We experience the beauty of the country like never before. The ‘Mr. India’ show takes on an adventure where we virtually help Mr. India to win against the legendary villain ‘Mogambo’.

After Exciting Fun Some Relaxing Time

After a fun-day-out, the relaxing area seems like an island in the ocean. It’s well equipped with Air-condition and is very comfortable. The food at the ‘Novotel Hotel’ is delicious. The ambiance too is worth a special mention, it’s a blend of luxurious and comfortable accommodation.

Angel's Fun Time
Imagica Best For Summer Vacation

It’s an exhilarating experience for you as well your children to spend an exciting summer day at Imagica


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