Travelling With Others

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Travelling with people outside your immediate family can be rewarding for both you and your children, but does require some extra coordination. We have helpful tips for travel with extended family and with a nanny or babysitter.

Travelling with Extended Family
Travelling with a Nanny


  1. Beth on July 25, 2008 at 6:28 a.m.

    I should look into getting a nanny. Having one while traveling would be great for so many reasons. My husband and I could actually enjoy a dinner together!

  2. Allycat on April 22, 2010 at 11:23 p.m.

    Actually, not all nannies opt to travel with parents- not surprisingly.
    The dynamics of having to deal with extended family, or even the immediate family at large, being in unfamiliar territory- not being in control of one's environment are not things most people look forward to.

    That being said, there are some nannies(for the right price) who will travel with parents; the bottom line is to make sure you ask the person you are considering hiring as a nanny what her policies are in regards to travelling eith families instead of assuming that you've got a built in babysitter for your family.

  3. Lee on June 14, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.

    I often see travelling personality clashes, There are some of my friends that I love dearly but I would never travel with them.

  4. Shanon on August 12, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

    My best friend has agreed to acompany me to Germany and act as my nanny, I am a single mom so doing it alone frightens me

  5. Pam on December 2, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.

    How would you go about getting more information on becoming a travel nanny? I thought it would be a great experience to travel with families as a nanny, but not necessarily be their full time nanny. I am from Canada. Thanks!

  6. Banker in the Sun on February 16, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.

    I think traveling with a nanny is a great way to enhance your vacation and even save money! Many times private rooms in guest houses and hotels will charge per person, so it can be more cost-effective to have 2 people in a room instead of one. Also, many time taxi rides and tuk tuks are less expensive when you have more people, so adding a nanny to your crew is very budget-conscious. Pam, I'm not sure about finding a family in Canada but if you were interested in nannying abroad I'd definitely recommend just going and meeting locals once you get there. In Asia, at least, many parents would gladly give you room and board in exchange for help with English and homework.