The summer school holidays are upon us, and families are either putting finishing touches to their holiday plans or hunting day/night for last minute deals to make their family holiday a reality.
This annual culture isn’t same for The Ajala’s who travel with their four children during most breaks available, hence why it’s safe to call them the travelling family.
Various reasons holds us back from travelling with our children, ranging from financial to convenience and to the ultimate culprit Time (as this isn’t parenting classes 101, I’ll leave the speech out).
You might feel like ‘fighting’ with your parents after this article (just like I did) or get inspired to travel with your children as much as you can to ensure they don’t ‘fight’ with you in the future..lol
Thank you super mum (actually my aunty) for granting us this interview, we youngsters will make sure we work hard to achieve close to this.
1. How many countries have you been with your children? Please list them if you can.
I have been to 29 countries with my children, I’ve however been to more on my own considering I was a travelling child too with my parents.
China (Hong Kong)
*NTT inserts*that explains it right? A travelling child bears travelling children? Well maybe not a theory.
2. What encourages you to keep travelling with your children?
My parents loved to travel and my Dad went to loads of conferences so he sometimes took us all along. So by the time I was 13, I had been to 6 of the 7 continents. I have loved traveling since then.
My children do too. My hubby doesn’t really. I waited until I could go away with the 4 of them on my own and I have been traveling with them since. I just love the family bonding time on holiday. I work all the time when we are in the UK and I tend to have a long commute so most of the bonding we do is when we are on holiday or when we go out at the weekends. Also, they are my travel companions really. Hubby is working on it too. He’s loved the trips we’ve done so far, I hope that answers the question😅.
*NTT insert*(Most of us can testify to having spouses who don’t like travelling like we do, we could either hold back or be the super hero and travel with them by ourselves).
3. Where is your favorite country so far and why?
It is a tie between Mexico (Cancun) and Japan.
Cancun was awesome (you have been there so you know how lovely it is to go there on holiday). Sun, scenery (the beautiful sea), sightseeing, shopping (although I don’t really like shopping on holiday).
Japan: because it was just such a great trip and so exciting for me to go so far away from home with my children. Totally different culture👍🏽
4. Where is next on the Ajala’s buckelist ?
To disappoint here, I want to do solo travel this year and Indonesia is next by God’s grace. I was meant to go last November and there was a volcanic eruption so postponed the trip
With my children, looking at East Africa & Scandinavia (Also wanted to go last year and had to change last minute).
*NTT inserts, super mummy also deserves a solo break.
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