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We’ve travelled the world with our kids since they were 8 weeks old. Sara’s first trip out was to the US East Coast, Mexico and Cuba and Kabir was out to Oman for his first ever New Years. Since then, they’ve been to nearly 30 countries and been guinea pigs for our travel planning and…

The post Travel Essentials For Babies & Little Kids – What Not To Leave Home Without appeared first on The Backpacking Mama.

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** A follow up from the lovely piece on Iran from Fabian, incase you do plan to go there ** Things you should know before you head to the country as a tourist. 1) It helps if you can speak or understand Farsi, or are travelling with somebody who does. Compared to most countries, the…

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Yellowstone National Park is one of the few active volcano systems on earth. In fact isn’t just a volcano, it is a super-volcano capable of the most massive eruptions known to man. The last such eruption wiped out a chunk of North America about 170,000 years ago and while geologists predict the next one is…

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“The sky calls to us” – Carl Sagan Says the wall outside the visitor complex of the NASA launch pad, Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, the very place which launched the first man on the moon. My holiday isn’t complete unless I get to see the milky way, this was way better. We spent…

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People think twice about a Rajasthan road trip with a kid in tow, but here is a fellow travel happy mom, Shweta, showing you how its done with a special recommendation for Suryagarh. ~~ The plan to visit Jaisalmer has been on the cards for the past 8 years, ever since we moved to NCR.…

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A cross country trip with beaches, national parks, disneyland and a cruise thrown in
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Our next big leg after Florida was a short 4 day cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival Liberty. This too, was with our friends from the US (with kids aged 5 and 1.5). I wasn’t quite sure about how the experience would be, since holiday for me means being outdoors for most waking hours and…

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Every trip we plan, has a day or two on which we spend time outdoors in an open play area in the city. With the last few days of smog, I cant help but think of the unfettered fun times we have had in the free open play areas around the globe. The one above…

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The Munich Airport has been given a 5–star rating by SkyTrax and with good reason and Frankfurt Airport boasts exclusive kids’ experiences. Shweta Markandeya agrees. Here is her review from having traveled through there with her young daughter. Play areas and open areas available for kids – everyone wants to stretch their legs during a…

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The Backpacking Mama by Backpackingmama - 5M ago

You likely have some nascent impression of Iran, probably aided by the occasional report that pops up in the media when something big happens in the country. The Revolution of ’79. Religious orthodoxy. Persepolis (the city, the graphic novel). Sanctions. Its nuclear ambitions. Before our visit, we read a lot of current-news stories and followed…

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