Travelling means the world to me. And I am an Adventure Seeker!
Any travel destination I pick I make sure there is atleast one thing I do that I
have never done before. This time it was travelling with a 1 year old. Yes, that
was an adventure in itself! And of course there was scuba diving too!
Andamans is a place I could go back to any number of times. And I think the
trip has been so memorable because of my experiences attached to my little
son. I lived every moment of ‘firsts’ with him on this trip. First time on a flight,
First time in the water, First time on the sand, first time on beaches, first time
in a swimming trunk, first time on floats, First time on outdoor food, and first
time encounter with a variety of sea creatures! His expressions and reactions
It was a full week long vacation and we travelled by air, we took the cruise, we
travelled by road and it was as if my son was born adapted to travel. A
blessing! My son has this love for listening to people speak. All I do is make
anything and everything into a story and he is all glued and occupied. Where I
work , we actually design and curate innovative game play for parents and child. So
gamifying every bit of this travel became so easy for me. I made sure
everyday we did one activity that my husband and I wanted to do and one that
my son would totally enjoy. I dint really have to carry a lot of books or toys for
the long flight journey either. We played games that involved my child and I
staring out of the window and spotting things and then we played some other
games that involved snacking on a healthy meal during the flight.
We played for hours in the sand, spotting dead and live mussels, collecting
and counting shells, decorating them on the beach, sorting them based on
their size and colours, digging tunnels, running races, making art out of dead
leaves, counting between the waves! There are a whole lot of things that can
be done on a beach with a child than just standing on the beach, splashing or
making sand castles. The next time you are travelling with your little one to
any destination, make sure you make every bit of the trip interesting from their
point of view, because I realised when my kid started responding and enjoying
the little tasks we would do, I started to really enjoy my time on the trip and I
was sure I could travel anywhere with my son and it would be a totally
awesome trip! Happy travelling!