We soon ditched our plans to travel Southeast Asia when we took a two-week family holiday to Thailand when Savannah was 17 months.
Travelling with her in cars and mini-vans that had no seat belts was a nightmare! She would not keep still and wanted to climb over all the seats and run around. We decided to evaluate and consider what would be the least stressful adventure, considering the toddler age – hello 18-month road trip around Australia.
Savannah soon adapted to the car and learned to love the experience. The flexibility of road trips, the slower travel, and the ability to carry more luggage makes this a winner for toddler travel.
What can you do without? Perhaps you can rent car seats or prams at special attraction, or get a harness so your kid can walk. It might be a good idea to travel once they’re toilet trained and you don’t need to carry a huge diaper bag.
Allow for your plans to change and don’t overpack your itinerary. Allow plenty of time to explore a place and allow some down time in the afternoon for naps.