Kids' family travel tips and why they love family vacations. 9-year-old Winnie Mastores has recently become a bit of an expert on Asia having just spent over 5 months traveling around the region with her mum Tahli and brothers Gus (6) and Myles (3). Winnie may not have been attending school while she was visiting Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Thailand, but along the way she and her brothers used currency conversion and kilometres covered to practice their maths and blogging to practice their literacy skills. And Winnie learnt one of the most important skills of all – how to use travel to push herself out of her comfort zone.Read More
Nikki Quinn is a single mum who lives in Singapore with her son Harvey (19 months). In his short lifespan Harvey has been to 12 other countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, South Africa, Montenegro and Ireland. Nikki chats to suitcases&strollers about the reality of family holidays as a single parent and why it’s worthwhile to keep traveling with kids, even if it does mean you have to preplan to go to the toilet!
Highlights of family holiday activities in Bagan, Myanmar. The one must-see tourist stop in Myanmar with kids is, of course, the historic town of Bagan. With its stunning temples and beautiful landscape, this part of the world has long been hidden from the rest of us – and is now waiting to be explored. Tour guide at Khiri Travel, father of three and resident of Bagan for 47 years, Min Min, gives suitcases&strollers his travel tips for the shortlist of the best to see in Bagan with kids.
Information about the prevalence of rabies in Asia for families traveling with kids. Rabies is not a disease you commonly hear about or associate with family travel with kids, but it is something you should be keeping on your radar. In fact, children are at higher risk of contracting rabies as they are attracted to animals and less likely to be able to avoid scratches and bites from affected animals. For anyone traveling to Asia with kids including destinations like Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Fiji or the Philippines, here are some travel tips from International Medical Clinic in Singapore for how to avoid rabies coming into contact with your family.
Insider’s city guide to Bagan in Mayanmar with kids. Exotic temples and loads of history just waiting to be discovered. These are the things that keep Mark Simmons, Chief Pilot of Balloons Over Bagan, returning to Bagan every year. Since 2007 he has been spending 6 months of the year in Myanmar with kids Henry (10) and Lewella (7). He tells suitcases&strollers why Bagan with kids is a such a unique cultural and travel experience that families traveling with kids should not miss.
Which are the essential travel vaccinations you need for visiting countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand with kids? Dr. Michael Rodger of International Medical Clinic (IMC) gives suitcases&strollers his travel tips for the essential list of travel vaccinations for Southeast Asia and why you need them if you are traveling with kids.
Myanmar is the place to visit right now and perhaps its most famous tourist attraction is the historical city of Bagan. (Think Machu Picchu or Siem Reap, but with fewer tourists — for now.) No trip to Myanmar with kids can be complete without a stop in Bagan. It’s an excellent place to see where the past is catching up to contemporary life and it’s ancient ruins are really opened up to the international tourist trade. And for children – it’s just a super fun place to explore. Here is the suitcases&strollers travel guide to Bagan with kids.
Myanmar with kids sounds like an impossible traveller’s dream but it’s absolutely not. In fact, moving around the capital city makes for one of the best ways to start your family adventure holidays in Southeast Asia because it is so new to tourism. Here you can really step into a country completely untouched by outside influences – maybe even more so that Bhutan (and far easier to get to). So be bold and brave and get ready – Burma is finally ready to be a family holiday destination. Here’s how to do Yangon with kids.