Recently returning from our trip to Japan with the kids, this was a fun read to compare “notes”. Our trip had been my first with kids in a while, so it was frustrating after having been able to move through Singapore & Mt Fuji essentially by myself.
Some thoughts on the article:
- You are going to need to pack less than you think you need to move easily. A backpack seems like a good idea, but they are big and cumbersome on a train. A well packed rolling duffel isn’t as bad as the author makes out. But plan on leaving some underwear behind!
- Slow is fast. Or rather, if you want to enjoy the trip you’ll need stop far more frequently than you used to. Parks, playgrounds & food are the cures to most traveling angst.
- Three is to young to travel aboard. I’ll just leave it at that.