Who is the travelling mummy?
I’m a 30-something travel-obsessed writer who’s never knowingly underpacked. Published in a string of national papers and magazines, including the Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Top Sante, Red and Fabulous, I’m also mum to my first baby, the mini traveller – aka Minnie* – and trying to work out how to cling on to normal life by my fingernails. Don’t tell me it’s not possible…
I love travel. I really really love travel. I’ve visited more than 50 countries (still over 140 to go) and I’m lucky enough to have made it part of my job. But when I told everyone I was pregnant, they assumed that meant my passport would be packed away until I didn’t need a pushchair any more.
My instinctive reaction was to insist that I wasn’t about to put my suitcase into mothballs… even if realistically I know I’ll have to slow down a bit. But what’s the reality of travelling with a bump and a baby? From my experiences to useful paraphernalia and advice, that’s what I want to share with everyone on here.
* Not her real name
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