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Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Travelling with young kids and a family
My life situation is about to change for better or for worse, and I don't want to give up my ego-centric traveling lifestyle even with a young family. So I want to know what others in a similar situation have done. I want to hear from you if you've ever travelled with a young child (under 2) and your family, either overlanding, cycling but especially if you've done it with a motorbike/sidecar.
My long term goal would be to travel through Sth America and around Australia but most probably in different trips.
What are the main concerns? Vaccinations, comfort, extra gear for the littl'un or just the stress it causes?
What would you do again and which countries are family friendly.
Have you ever ridden long distance with a child on the back of your bike? If so would you do it again?
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Thanks McCrankpin!! That is gold!
It certainly got my spirits up about having a family and a motorcycle. It's all too common for the bike to go when the baby arrives, but I'm hoping with sensible goals and logical reasoning, the bike and baby will stay (oh and the missus as well ).
I'm sure that where there is a will there is a way.
Anyone else got any annecdotes about traveling/riding with a family??
Can't really answer your questions... But I guess I'm in a kinda similar situation right now (my first one, a boy, was born 10 months ago). Yeah, life has changed in many ways, and it will be much harder to just pack up & go. On the other hand, I became 40 years old just now, and I've been living this "free and wild" travelling life since I was about 20. So I don't have nearly as big of an urge to go everywhere, like I used to. It's not the end of travelling for me (and I hope the kid has got some of that urge as well, and if so, I'm willing to take him with me, so he gets to see the world, too, and then hopefully do it on his own one day)... but for now, for a few years at least, travelling will be different.
The really big change is that up until now, I've lived first and foremost for myself (well ok the missus has been there for several years as well!)... but now there's a cute little kid, that needs a father. From now on, he will always be first. Sure it's a huge change for me, but I think I'm much more ready for it, than I would've been 20 years ago.
But I've still got 2 bikes and will be keeping them
Congrats, Pascal! And great fun with the future family trips. Beer pending, btw.
We are expecting our 1st kid for Christmas time. Some time ago I told my wife that when the kids had a reasonable age I would ask them "what do you prefer, yacht or truck?" Don't have any of those licences, but I hope the day to learn and get one will come and we'll leave for a good trip. I'm sure it has to be great fun with kids.
Btw, Frenchmen are the kings of travelling with kids, apart from their very own attitude to this, probably also because they have a great system of "distance education" for kids (Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance: Formation tout au long de la vie - Cned)
Originally Posted by pecha72
It's not the end of travelling for me (and I hope the kid has got some of that urge as well, and if so, I'm willing to take him with me, so he gets to see the world, too, and then hopefully do it on his own one day)... but for now, for a few years at least, travelling will be different.
I also hope our son/daughter will have the travel/motorcycle bug and me/us the health and good mood so we could set off together on bikes. Dates indicate that he/she was conceived in South Africa during a motorcycle trip there, so I'm quite optimistic!
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