Any parent will know that children and hot, sunny weather aren’t always as good a match as we’d like them to be. Dreams of long happy days playing at the beach can quickly give way to tantrums and demands to go inside, and that’s before you’ve dealt with the warmth at bedtime. To help make your holiday as stress-free as it should be for you and your little ones, the travel experts at Thomas Cook got in touch with Single Mum Travels. Here, they give us their top tips for helping your children deal with the holiday heat.
So many people ask "what is it like travelling with a child to a far, unknown, foreign country... And alone". Some people comment on how brave it is, how educational and stimulating it is for both parent and child. Then there are some who hold some negative thoughts about the whole concept; "It's dangerous, how can you go all that way alone?" or "He will never remember it so what's the point in spending all that money" and even "What if something happens to you, you don't know anyone".
Planning our big adventure to Peru was beyond amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed all the research conducted and the time spent throughout the whole trip soaking in the excitement, it was building up every step of the way. Looking at a map of Peru I remember thinking to myself, how an earth am I going to master this and pull it off with a 4yr old when I don't have a clue
Preparing for my trip to Peru Feeling fed up and bored of the mundane grind of work, I decided to do something I had never done before, I booked a trip to Peru. I had been daydreaming that I was flying far, far away to a green and exotic location with wildlife and lots of opportunity for adventure. Just the very thought that I could somehow make it happen left my heart pounding and my palms sweating. My mind was buzzing with thoughts on planning a trip to Peru on my commute home from work. As soon as I collected Joshua from school...
During our time in the Amazon Jungle and River we saw huge varieties of exotic and truly stunning flora & fauna during our trip to the Amazon in Peru's most Northern Territory: Iquitos, where we took a speed boat ride 45 mins to our Eco Lodge, we visited the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve several times.