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Walkingon Travels by Keryn Means
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One Of The Funniest Experiences I've Had Traveling With Kids
The first time we traveled to China, we were very taken aback by the sheer number of people that wanted to say hello to our son. Blonde hair and blue eyes is a dime a dozen in the States. In China, he was quite unique. I was hesitant at first. What did these people want with my son? Nothing. They just wanted to shake his hand and say hi. Something that started out as a bit odd turned into the best part of our trip. We met so many more people than any other trip we had taken. By the end of our trip we had him posing like a pro with all of his many fans. We learned a valuable lesson — our son was a door into local life. Instead of standing back and watching the others around us, he threw us right into the mix with his curiosity and cuteness.
A Piece Of Travel Advice For Moms
Don't sweat the small stuff and don't beat yourself up over mistakes you make. I constantly make the same mistake when it comes to sleep and getting my son back on schedule once we land in a new place. There is no perfect way to travel. You just have to trust that you will figure it out as you go, just like you do at home. The hardest part of travel is taking that first step out the door. Once you get past that it really does get easier.
Where I'd Go If I Could Take My Kids Anywhere In The World
I would love to take my family to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. My husband is a huge soccer fan. He has passed this love onto my son. By 2014 my son will be almost 5 years old. It would blow his mind (and his dad's) if we could watch a few of the games, not from our living room, but in the stands with thousands of screaming fans. The gathering of so many people from all over the world who all love the same sport would be incredible. Although I like to think I have learned a little bit about soccer since I got married, I am more interested in the beaches, the rain forest and exploring the cities. The little bit of Brazilian food I have had is to die for, but I would like to try even more to get an authentic taste. Adding a little samba to my salsa dancing while the boys take in a game, would make my experience all that more enjoyable. I can not think of a better (or more chaotic) bonding experience for our family. The country has something for everyone. So why not go?
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