Travel: Fear of Traveling with the Kids

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  1. This is amazing. I won’t lie, having children gives me the fear that I would miss out on traveling as much. I see now that a lot families do it and it is very feasible. Gives me hope for the future!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It is not only possible, but wonderful. You can see things through their eyes as well and it is really interesting what you will learn. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

  2. It’s really hard when you get used to travelling and then you suddenly have kids. Wanderlust just tends to drift away when you got more responsibilities. Travelling with kids can very daunting, that’s a given fact, but I never thought that it could really be a wonderful experience to share traveling with them thanks to this.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Travel changes just like your life, but you can still do it! AND they aren’t little forever. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

  3. I have travelled with my friends kids before , a lot of consideration to look at if they get bored and grumpy on the road lots of drama but its all part of the experience i guess, but most of the time it’s fun to travel with kids

  4. I don’t actually have a travel fear, maybe seeing a someone mistreating an animal for tourism purposes. I just cant. Anyway, I’ve been reading and crossing a lot of articles and yours is one of the best I read for a while! Keep writing!

  5. I’ve always thought that I would stop traveling once I have my own kids but then I read all these amazing family travel blogs, like yours, and I am encouraged to do so. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  6. Good post! Got my ears damaged, so yes, fear of children and noise is definately there! Not just while traveling though, will also be there at home ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I don’t have kids so I can’t comment on this from experience but what I can say is that one of the things that puts us off having them is our desire to travel. But with that said we hope to have them eventually and travel in a different way once we do, but for now we enjoy the freedom of not having them!!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It’s all good – now and later! It will be amazing to share the experience with them just as it is to share the experience with each other. Enjoy sleeping in. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oyster says:

    Funny! It can be a bit scary, but you kinda gotta just let it go (oops now I got that song stuck in my head), kids will be kids and the rest of the world should just remember they were that annoying at one point in their lives!

  9. katie says:

    I so agree that people are scared to travel with kids. I remember when I was younger than really wanted to go to Italy,, but my parents didn’t want o bring my siblings because they were young and weren’t “ready yet”. This seems to be the mindset and I love how you are encouraging people to squash that!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! It does require preparation, but really…most things do anyway! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  10. I really like this idea for a post – great one!

  11. I honestly have so much respect for anyone who travels with kids. I hope I can overcome it when I have them!

  12. Good for you! I am glad you manage to make it work ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I can one day.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      You will and it will be fun. It is really interesting to see things through their eyes. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. kimberlyerind says:

    AHAH oops, I commented in the wrong spot! Like I said up there ahahaha mom and Dad always said that your kids are your best travel companions…I mean..who do you know better than your own kids.

  14. I have crossed a lot of traveling blog site so far, and I wouldn’t deny to say that your website is one of the most interesting, inspiration and educational one! Keep up!

  15. Great post! I love how many bloggers now prove it is possible to travel with a family ๐Ÿ™‚
    Simone x | The Aussie Flashpacker

  16. These are some great tips for those who are having trouble in facing their fears and traveling with kids… will be sending this to my sister in hopes of convincing her to bring my nephew on a trip to visit me!

  17. TheBohoChica says:

    I agree- your travels shouldn’t end when you have children. It always makes me happy to see so many people traveling, backpacking even with very young kids, it makes me think of how amazing a childhood they’re creating for their children. After all, travel is the best way to teach kids about culture, nature and tolerance and why would anyone miss out on that?!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I couldn’t agree more! In addition to what travel gives the kids, it is a real treat to see things through their eyes. They have a whole different take on things! Thanks for sharing your opinion.

  18. I think you just have to leave your fears behind and give it a try. Don’t overthink everything, as it will make you even more nervous and this transfers on the kids… and then the drama begins. As long as you stay calm and relaxed, your kids will, too. (Most of the time ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And what’s more exciting than explore a place through children’s eyes? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I agree. It has been eye opening to get their perspective on things. You never know what will stick with them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your thoughts.

  19. Sean says:

    I’ve met tons of people who travel with kids, of all ages. I know it’s definitely hard work, but almost all them wouldn’t miss the opportunity to travel with their kids and they can see the wonder of new places on the young faces. Definitely worth facing that fear!

  20. Ashlee says:

    This is so absolutely true. So many people also use their kids as excuses that they cannot travel, which is soooo wrong.

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