|Travelling with Iris and Sam to Austria (by car)|
Are you scared on taking your children on a plane trip? You are not alone ~ most parents are nervous about it.
I also do get questions whether I am nervous about taking my kids on a (car) trip. Their excuse for asking is that they really are, and won't undertake any journey at all. Honestly, anything can happen but I would never deny myself a holiday, or anything for that matter especially with my two lovely kids, Sam and Iris. I can only say to you, Just do it! You don't have to be afraid that something might go wrong. I have learned a lot of things because I have been travelling with both of them from the very beginning. Iris was only six weeks young when I had my first short vacation and have stayed in a hotel. Sam and Iris are used to it now. When I go for a journey, they are always with me.
I learned a lot in taking care of them while we are on vacation anywhere in the world.
I would provide books for them, bring old favourite toys and surprise them with new ones at times. I do remember that I will never bring balls with us. It is not a good idea as they can end up anywhere ~ if you know what I mean.
|Iris and same watching Carmen Steyr|
Toy bars which are meant for strollers are a big help if you are travelling with a car. It feature toys and snack cup. They are big enough and would be easy to grab from the front seat for refills. It is a good idea to play a game and sing songs. It sounds rather easy ....and yes, it does work!
|Sam and Iris enjoying their drinks in HAAS Wels|
1. Make myself more worldly;
2. Learn about other cultures;
3. Meet people from other countries;
4. Learn some new words in foreign languages;
5. Master a foreign language I've studied;
6. Become a part of the globalization that is occurring;
7. Realize that The Netherlands isn't the only country in the world;
8. See things I've only read about;
9. Try new kinds of food;
10. Drink new kinds of beer.
Now that I have seen quite a number of places, I have learned the following:
One: I have learned that all people in the world are basically alike;
Two: I have discovered that everyone regards himself or herself as wiser and better than other people in the world;
Three: Travelling made me care about strangers. A famine or disaster isn't distant, abstract suffering if you've visited the region;
Four: Travelling taught me that not everyone shared my beliefs. In issues small and large ~ from child-rearing to politics ~ I learned that there are many ways of thinking;
Five: I have learned that there is more than one solution to a problem;
Six: Travelling taught me to be a minority;
Seven: Travelling taught me humility.
|Spending Quality Time with Sam and Iris ~ St Hilaire de Riez Beach|
|Checking in at Hotel Europeen in Pont a Mousson|
Ever since I had my personal travel site, I like not only to undertake the journey, but also write about it for everyone to enjoy. Just to make sure I won't forget the details of my journey I write it all down in a diary. I have given the diary a name "Diary of a Madman". It contains all the information I have gathered. I like to make it more beautiful and interesting so I glue in some pictures onto folders together with entrance tickets to museums, national parks, bus tickets and anything with a fee. This way, I will be able to share our travels to all my friends or anyone who needs it. I can reproduce all the information with solid tips and details that will help a traveller just like you. More importantly, it will be fun to read about a journey that took place many years ago, read about what I exactly did and how I experience and enjoy it. The memories, I would say. Yes, it is written in Dutch language. One day, I am writing it here in English for everyone to enjoy.
|Iris supervising Sam while lighting a candle|
The pictures of Sam and Iris will show how they like every part of their journey with their single parent. It is a challenge but i want to tell you, anyone can do it, if you really want to.
|Quick snack at Kaffee Glockenspiel ~ Linz|
|Time to board a boat in Apremont|
|Beach in Narbonne Plage|
|Sam and Iris looking at costumes in Vienna Austria|
|Sam and Iris waiting for armlet with their names in Saint Jean de Monts|
|Iris a unique deer in Windischgarsten|
|Waiting for the train to leave in Windischgarsten|
|Some wild boar in Windischgarsten|
|Sam playing football in Windischgarsten|
|Enjoying Pizza in Seebacher Windischgarsten|
|Do we dare to go? ~ Windischgarsten|
|Having fun in Windischgarsten|
|Iris watching Sam|
Yes, Lots of parents are very scared to take their children on a trip because they always think that something wrong can happen. Somehow they have points but we should think positively knowing that your children will definitely learn many things once they got involve on your journey. And so I salute you Jeroen.ReplyDelete