We’re really excited you’re here and if you love travel or want to get started with your children or family you’ll feel right at home as we have so much to share and tell you about the wonderful adventures we’ve had. From inspiration to advice, tips and tricks on each article, to show you that whether you’re a single parent, have a full time job or other commitments we want to create a supportive community of single parent travellers and make those dreams come true one trip at a time.

Our story goes way back to 2013 when me and Joshua took our first solo trip to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle where we flew to the northern most territory bordering Brazil to Iquitos where we spotted 3 toed sloth, pink Amazonian dolphins, macaws, monkeys and manatees. We ventured deep into the Pacaya Samiria National Park and stayed on an eco lodge on the Amazon river. We made the epic trip of a lifetime to see Machu Picchu formed by the ancient Inca Empire to Cusco and not forgetting sailing to Uros island on Lake Titicaca and that’s when Single Mum Travels took off.

I wanted to write and share my experiences of travel to others who were, like me, wanting to travel more after having children.

We’ve visited the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan and the famous dead sea. We’ve ventured into to Omani desert, the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Auschwitz in Poland and the joys of Disneyland in Paris.

Our most recent trip was a pretty long one where we spent over 4 solid months around Asia starting in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia where we jetted off to the beaches of Southern Thailand in the Andaman sea from Railay beach to Koh Lanta then up North to Chiang Mai and even Chiang Rai where we saw Elephants roam free and monks chanting in temples.

Next we flew to Vietnam where we landed in Hanoi which was quite chilly by even our British standards, from Hanoi we took yet another trip of a lifetime to Halong Bay where the limestone rock forms hundreds of tiny islands. Our next stop in Vietnam was Saigon or some call HCMH then off to the Mekong Delta and not ending there but on further south to Phu Quoc island where the sand was white and the waters where warm once again.

After 3 months on the road we decided to head further south to Indonesia to the island of Lombok and beaches in the south such as Muwan and Salong Belanak where we tried out surfing for the first time, next we headed to the tropical paradise of the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan, Meno and lastly Gili Air where we swam with green sea turtles and angel fish.

I loved to travel before becoming a mother but now I appreciate it a million times more with my two children, we travel so we can appreciate the world more; our similarities with others and to further respect the differences, we are but one race, in one world we all call ‘Home’. I want Joshua as a child growing up in the West to respect, appreciate and adore the various cultures and religions of the World. We love and embrace everyone.

As I document my travels when my son is older he can look back and remember all the fun we had (that I was a cool AND groovy mum so when I’m old and grey he can’t deny it because the proof will be here!), it’s sort of my gift to him for his companionship through our life journey, and also for others to see that you can explore and travel the world after you’ve had children or even if you are a single mother or father, never give up on your dreams, follow your heart and mind, see the world, meet new people and spread peace.  To the travellers without kids, please show your friends that do have, that it’s very possible. No more excuses.

 

Here I was interviewed for the Great Destinations Radio Show

We really hope you will follow us on this incredible life changing journey of parenthood and travels! And for all the single parents out there, you got this, you can do it, trust me, it’s what I’m trying to show you! You can check out our destinations Here.

 

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So there we have it, from solo travel in Russia, to the rainforests of the mighty Amazon Jungle with a 4-year-old, to a Nazi camp in Poland, adventures in the Middle East, a beautiful 5* retreat on the Dead Sea, attended a huge demonstration in London, all while saving up to travel and study!

We absolutely love traveling, this is why I decided to take Rosa with me at only four months old to travel to SEAsia. We have such a beautiful planet to explore, we want to meet other jet setting families on the road and adventure seeking kids in the next best, craziest, unique global locations. So I hope you think we are crazy enough to follow our experiences around the world!

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34 COMMENTS

  1. So excited to have found you! Single mums sharing their stories are so hard to find. I look forward to following your travels and catching up on where you’ve already been.

    • Thank you so much! I welcome you with open arms and hugs!
      I agree, and single mums get so much judgement from the community it can be really hard for us, I wanted to share stories to show we are awesome and adventurous as well as hard working mothers trying to hold ourselves up 🙂

      • Thank you! Well, you are certainly doing that. I’m loving day dreaming about exotic locations through your stories. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. Hi tina my name is Patricia I’m a twenty five year old single mum of three living in Essex and reliant on benifits. You are the first source of information I have found on single parents travelling. I’m so happy you exist , you give me hope. I’m researching how to travel on the road with children, I’m looking to refurb a horsebox into our home on wheels. I wondered if you maybe had any contacts or could yourself give me any information on how realistic this is. I can’t yet drive and we have no passports but I have rediscovered a dream I thought had died when I became a mother. And that is to have freedom. To roam the path less travelled to meet and explore every culture and educate my children in life. Please if you can offer any advice , anything , I’d be so grateful . I can’t accept that my life will be working to pay someone else to raise my children in a job I’ll resent and tied to a mortgage if I’m lucky enough to ever afford one. I know there’s more to life.

    • You inspire me patricia! im 32 with a 2 yr old, 3 on your own is an awesome effort!! And that you have the passion to travel with them, so good. Theres always a way.

  4. Patricia,

    I was very delighted to read your blog regarding single mom traveling with toddler. I also am a single mom that travel with my 6 year old since she was six weeks old all over the world. We just got back from Christmas break visited Trinidad, London, Madrid and Copenhagen. I see on your bucket list that Trinidad is one of your choices. I am a native Trinidadian when you are ready for travel, I can give you some helpful hints.

  5. Really glad to find this here… Am a single mom and I really want to travel with my son to other country. Have saved up little.. Please tell me how I can carry on dis

  6. Hi

    I’m leanne a single mum from South Africa I have a son his 5years old and I’m longing to travel the world with him too….wow just looking at all the adventures you and your son has been on shows me that I can do the same with my little boy. I would love to travel with either a group of mother’sans it would be my 1st time. You insprenus single parents and maybe all of us should get together and travel the wprl together with our little angels.

    Please let mwnme know where to start..

    • Hi Leanne, Thank you for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment, I wish you all the success in travelling. It’s amazing to gift our children with the rich experiences of seeing the world. I haven’t personally travelled with other parents but we have plans to make retreats to some really inspiring locations around the globe, I hope to get other parents to travel all together. Why not sign up for our newsletter and stay connected because we have exciting things planned 🙂

  7. Hi, so happy I have found this site. It’s so inspiring reading you adventure.
    Although I do not have children , I am single and so wish I was brave enough to travel alone. My worries are being lonely, not having anyone to connect with or rely on, which I know isn’t a bad thing! Any advice for solo female travelling would be amazing.
    Many thanks
    Katie

  8. I am so glad I found this! I’ve always wanted to travel and have been to a few places but my travel experience is pretty limited. I fell pregnant and thought dreams of travel wouldn’t happen. My girl is four and after reading this its openong my mind to possibilities I have never thought of. My biggest question is how to support self and child financially while travelling? Any ideas? Thanks, Brooke

    • Hey Brooke, thank you very much for stopping by, I got pregnant during my final year at uni and so many people looked at me with pity (hahahaha) they honestly believed ‘her life is over’ well ain’t they so wrong, a child is a gift and a new life for not just one but two, a whole shift taking place, make your dreams into plans and keep them, work hard towards then and they will be achieved. The best way to support yourself is with a range of skills, experience and saving some money to be able to take off, always, always develop new transferable skills. Good luck, you can do anything. Xoxox

  9. Hi, Christina. I am glad I found your blog. It is truly incredible how one could live a life that is full of fun and adventure as opposed to others who could only wallow in self-pity. I say happiness is a state of mind, and what happiness is, is what you want it to be. But the best thing about being happy is being able to share that happiness with someone you value and love – in your case, your son.

    He must be having the time of his life, but as he grows older, do you think it could come to a point where he would value friends more than leaving to go off somewhere else?

  10. You are doing a great job! I adore you! And your kid is one handsome boy. I’m sure he will grow up to be a loving man because that’s what you show to him. I also am a mom to a 2-yr old boy and I try to enjoy every moment with him as much as possible.

  11. I have so much excitement for you and for your son. I can see a strong woman in you and your passion in exploration. I do love how you narrate this too. Really looking forward to your adventures! 🙂

  12. I love this blog and I enjoyed reading your adventure with the little guy. Such good intention to travel with a kiddo. You are not only teaching him about geography and culture and currency, you are creating memories with him. Yes, as he gets older, he will see all those photos and even read this blog about your fun memories together.

  13. You are amazing and I’m sure you’ll inspire a lot of single parents out there. Anyway, I find it nice that your son gets to travel at a young age. I’m sure when he grows up he’ll become a well rounded individual. Plus, he may find it difficult to leave by your side which is a nice thing for a parent.

  14. This is such a wonderful experience for you and your son! I’m sure he would cherish all these bonding time with you. He’s not only enjoying new places with you. He’s also learning with you about different cultures.

  15. Hi, I love your page 🙂 I have also travelled a lot before becoming a mum but since having my little boy I’ve been to nervous to go away just me and him. I have now gone back to uni to study paediatric nursing as a mature student / single mum, but I’m really miss travelling and now that Herbs is getting older (3.5) I feel it’s the right time to start planning! I have the whole of next summer off, do you have any suggestions of places that you have taken your little one that are safe enough yet enjoyable? Lavinia X

  16. OMG my sister just told me about this.. I’m a newly single mum from Australia.. 38 with 3 kids (16, 15 & 10).. I’d love to do this.. Show my kids the world..

  17. Hi there im a single mum with a daughter aged 1 year.
    All i do to provide her is to work from day to night and i realize i dont have time for her.When im working my mum would be taking care of her so her grandma is her bff.
    Im so tired with this kinda of lifestyle and came up with an idea to leave my job and travel around with my daughter but i have to bring my mum along as shes my daughter bff.
    Im afraid i end up making a wrong decision.
    How did u start everything????

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