In our traveling families series we present you with Gessell & Lee today. I also ‘know’ this family through the pictures of Gessell on instagram. With the hashtag #havebabystilltravel she makes her point very clear in the description 😉
Names: Gessell, Lee & L
Full-time travelers or part-time travelers: Currently part time travelers. We would love to make it full time if the opportunity were to arise while L is still young.
Do you always take your kids along on your travels? Yes! Since L was born we couldn’t imagine traveling anywhere without her.
Why do you travel with your kids? It’s probably cliché but honestly, it’s because we want to give L opportunities that we never had. There’s a vast beauty in experiencing and exploring various cultures and these experiences will help to shape her for the rest of her life.
Best tip(s) to travel with children: Don’t be afraid to live like a local. Different cultures have different ways to raise children. Learn from these differences and maybe you’ll find a new family food or hobby or tradition that you never would’ve otherwise.
Favourite destination for kids: Living in Amsterdam I have to say that this is a fantastic place for children! Outside of the Netherlands, Italy is a terrific country for a family vacation. They just adore kids!
Place you wouldn’t take your kids to: Any place currently not safe for Americans. It’s good practice to keep an eye on current affairs as well as your government travel warnings for citizens.
Favourite Unesco World Heritage site visited: For both Lee & myself it is the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. There is something magical about that place!