Hey there fellow travel lover! I am Deenaz and I have been backpacking with my daughter Arianna since she was born. In this blog, i write about destinations in India and abroad, recommend child friendly trip itineraries, give unfiltered product and stay reviews, and recommend best practices for travelling the World with your kids. As an Indian woman, I have learnt how to stay safe and travel confidently with my child. Here I am retelling my travel stories so it helps you travel with your children. Come along on my journey!
Our kids spend 1/3 of their lives in school (those who school kids fulltime), and its funny how much time they actually spend away from us in that period. When they come home, do we ask them if they learnt how to tie their shoelaces after they accidentally opened or do we buy velcro shoes for them to avoid the mishap? Its always been us, trying to safeguard them from life’s realities and while we have their best interests in mind, we often like to give them experiences without really letting them have a taste at it real time. Wanna take them camping, but do they know how to pitch a tent? Want to have an outdoor barbeque but do they understand where the fire and firewood comes from?Want them to taste local food but will you let them try something that tastes and smells unfamiliar to you? We all want our kids to experience life but lets also try not to have preconditions before we take them out. If you learn to let go, so will your kids. Remember, kids DO NOT understand the terms “glamping”, “camping”, “overlanding”… they just see that they are going out of home with their mom and are going to sleep somewhere else. Everything else is a BONUS!! Show them earthworms and dung beetles and they will be as happy getting to know them. Its upto us to let go of our assumptions of how and what we want our kids to learn. Shot a timelapse of @dirt.onmyshoes teaching them how to pitch a tent in the outdoors. They all participated, even the ones who kept saying, ‘its hot I dont want to do this’ and their faces after seeing the tent they pitched were gleaming and they did a little dance when I called them towards the camera. @backpacking_indian_mama X @freefolk.in #reelsindia#backpackwithmom... See MoreSee Less