The Times Of Amma family believes deeply in travel. We also highly recommend travelling with children as it brings a fresh perspective to travel.
Through 'Gypsy Moms ' we aim to to feature Moms who enjoy travel, to inspire those readers who baulk at the idea of travelling with their children.
Today we speak to Dilpreet Dua, an inspiring Breast Cancer survivor and mother of two.
In her own words, Dilpreet is a defence brat, stay-at-home mom, travel enthusiast, mommy blogger, singer and bhangra dance lover. You can find her on Instagram here.
What does the word ‘travel’ mean to you?
Travel to me means a whole lot of excitement poured in with a bit of adventure. It's a kind of freedom for me and the kids. I really wish I had done a whole lot of it while I was single but couldn't manage that due to personal reason and now I'm enjoying every bit of it with my kids. Specially exploring new destinations with them.
What is your preferred style of travel?
My preferred style of travel is semi- luxury. I have never tried backpacking and am not sure how it'll be with the kids. So far all the travel is pretty much child-centric. We've managed only a 36 hour trip to Bangkok minus my son, which I must add did not go down well with him ;)
How has becoming a mother affected your love for travel, if at all?
Since becoming a mom, my love for travel has only increased. I started travelling with my son at the age of 3 months.He loves to travel by air, road or the railways.
He's been to a number of countries in the last 4 years. So he's my original travel partner. My daughter is still getting used to travelling because she started travelling only this year.
Which has been your most memorable family vacation and why?
My most memorable family vacation was our trip to Goa this year which was our first trip as a family post my illness. It was only the 4 of us together for a week doing absolutely nothing other than being with each other.
What are your tips for travelling with kids?
I prefer the kids to have a rule free time during holidays since let's face it, it is a holiday.
That said, I believe they should be able to adjust to any environment which means eating anything from airline food to street food and running and exploring all environments.
Carry 4 of their favourite toys/ books to entertain them through anything.
Which destination is next on your list?
My next destination is London with the kids.
The Times Of Amma wishes Dilpreet, a lifetime more of happy adventures and safe travels!
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