Travelling Iceland with kids
Photo credit: @LeiaLauren
When I left my job to travel the world, many people were saying that it’s only possible because I don’t have any commitments. While I’ve addressed the financial side of things by freelancing and working remotely, a part of me always wondered how things will be like after I have kids. Will I still be able to travel as much? Does passion stop the moment you have kids?
Then I met Peter and Amber with their lovely 5 month old twins Leia and Lauren in Iceland on a road trip. While I’ve encountered western families travelling the world with their children, it’s something else all together meeting Singaporeans doing the same. It changes from a “I wish I’ll be able to do the same”, to “OMG it’s really possible to do this while balancing a normal life.”
We were halfway through our road trip in Iceland (see also: Iceland Winter Itinerary – Road trip for 2.3k including flights), when we heard the all too distinct and familiar Singaporean accent at a restaurant.
I still remembered my first comment to them was “you guys are crazy!” Travelling with kids is fine, but with their 5 month old twins? That’s adventurousness on another level.
Yet the more I learnt about them, the more inspired I became.
So I caught up with them after our trip, and decided to share their story because more people need to see this.
Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck. Photo credit: @PeterAmberTravel
Tell us a little more about your background and day to day jobs.
Love your photography and videos! You’re like professionals. How long have you been working on it?
How long have you two been travelling together? What’s the story. How did you meet!
Some people will think you’re crazy. Why in the first place did you decide to travel with your kids!
But wouldn’t the kids be too young to remember anything?
What’s it really like to be travelling with kids? The sacrifices, the stares…
Skógafoss at a distance. Photo credit: @LeiaLauren
What’s the one thing you love most about travelling with Leia and Lauren?
Share a secret for parents who will like to bring their kids travelling at a young age?
Amber having a special moment with the Icelandic horse. Photo credit: @PeterAmberTravel
Would you do this again? If yes, where next!
Definitely. We have made plans to catch the beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo this April. Japan is child-friendly and has good sanitation so we are looking forward to a great time with the kids!
How do you feel about the phrase “life/travel stops the moment you have kids.”