Growing up, most of my experience of travelling abroad was long-haul but India was the only country I’d ever visited. My parents used to take us every couple of years. Back then schools weren’t as strict on attendance so we could go for a couple of months at a time. I loved every minute of our India vacations, spending time with my aunts, uncles and cousins.

I didn’t venture anywhere else until I was eighteen. I had family in Canada and after my first year at university, I decided I was brave enough now to venture out on my own. I spent four weeks there and had a blast. That’s when I got the travel bug. I knew I wanted to broaden my horizons and visit as many places as possible.

It was great that Sukh also felt the same way. We went away to Spain for a week ahead of our wedding and for both of us, it was our first taste of Europe. It sounds strange to think we were in our twenties before we actually started to explore but things were different for us growing up. Our parents only wanted to visit India because they had family there. So when they could afford a trip, it would be back home. Our honeymoon in Hawaii and Las Vegas was amazing and in comparison to our trip to Spain, I knew I was a long-haul kinda girl.

When we had Shalini we made a promise that just because we had a child, we wouldn’t let this stop us. We booked a three-week trip to Goa and Mumbai when she was just eleven months old. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

We visited a few different countries with Shalini both near and far and when Shivam came along, we went to the Riviera Maya in Mexico when he was also eleven months.

Since then, we’ve embarked on a road trip across Florida, travelled around parts of California, been to Goa and Mumbai again, spent a week in Dubai in early 2017 and in August, we finally did the whole Orlando experience.

Here, I will write about some of our past holidays and days out with the kids. I hope you enjoy reading them!

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