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What Is The Zika Virus

Everything you need to know about how people contract the Zika virus. If you’re planning a family holiday to the Americas, you should definitely be taking into account your family’s potential exposure to the Zika virus. This mosquito born disease has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO (World Health Organization), so here are some family travel tips about how you can avoid Zika when you travel with kids.

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Little Globetrotter: Cora Montgomery

Interview with Cora Montgomery of family travel website Tropic of Candycorn about the family holidays kids like the best. Cora is 11 years old and has already been to over 10 countries including exotic destinations such as Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Panama and Spain and around much of the USA. She and her siblings Hero (9), Philippa (6) and Minerva (3) typically do on 6 week trip a year with their parents as well as additional smaller trips throughout the year. This jetsetter tells suitcases&strollers her very frank (and sassy!) opinions about what kids like (and don’t like!) about family travel.

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The Permanent Travellers, Part 2

13-year-old Miro Siegel is truly a global citizen. He and his mother, Lainie of blog Raising Miro, have been traveling for over 3 years and don’t plan to stop any time soon. His checklist includes Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia. Miro doesn’t attend formal school but participates in “unschooling” and is even helping produce a learning retreat in Peru. He tells suitcases&strollers why he loves his life on the road and doesn’t miss attending class. 


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The Permanent Travellers, Part I

Lainie Liberti of Raising Miro is a single mum who wanted her son, Miro, to learn about the world. So in 2008 she sold her Californian business and took the then 9-year-old on the road. They have been travelling ever since and covered 12 countries in South and Central America including Belize, Chile and Panama. (They currently live in Cusco, Peru where they have been for the last 7 months.) Lainie tells suitcases&strollers about why she chooses to dedicate her life to permanent travel with kids. 

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