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EP 24: TRAVELING WITH KIDS IS POSSIBLE – DEBUNKING THE LIE THAT PARENTS CAN’T TRAVEL WHEN THEY HAVE CHILDREN WITH MARQUITA WRIGHT

Special Guest: Marquita Wright

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Once you have kids, you can’t travel anymore” or “Once you have kids, kiss your traveling days goodbye?” Well, Marquita Wright, mother of twin toddlers debunks that lie that has been told to many expecting parents. In this episode, we hear about the journey to traveling with infants to toddlers, and some handy advice to take with you when you attempt to do what many people think… is the impossible.

Marquita is The Traveling Twin Mama- traveling the world with her twin 2 year old boys. In their 2 years of life, they’ve been on over 25 trips and visited 5 countries. Her goal is to provide tips and inspiration to help women and families travel smarter. She believes the world is our oyster, so let’s explore it!

Show Notes:

00:00

  • Marquita opens the episode with an excerpt she wrote about traveling

1:28

  • Introduction

2:02

  • Marquita talks about the excerpt in the beginning about traveling as a black family.  She speaks about the experience she had on a Delta flight as a black woman.
  • Marquita and Drea discuss feeling racism

6:28

  • Marquita discusses what travel means to her and what travel teaches her.
  • The importance of travel to get through life

9:31

  • We talk about “The world is your Oyster” written on Marquitas #Clubhouse profile
  • Exploring the US outside of where Marquita lives which is New Orleans
  • Traveling within the US during the pandemic
  • Drea and Marquita share some of the places they have traveled this past pandemic year

13:56

  • Marquita discusses traveling with twins and why she believes it’s important to travel
  • She talks about traveling with her kids at 4 months and they have been on 25 trips at the age of two.
  • She discusses how people are always willing to help

17:25

  • Marquita talks about traveling internationally with her children – Thailand, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, Paris, and Puerto Rico
  • Marquita’s favorite place she’s traveled to with her kids was Thailand, so she talks about how she prepared for the trip and one of the challenges she had

22:08

  • Drea asks Marquita if she had any fears traveling with her kids

25:33

  • Marquita shares some of the challenges and the journey of taking the first trip with the kids
  • Strollers and finding the right travel stroller – GB pocket stroller

30:08

  • Marquita shares what’s in her bag on the plane and when traveling
  • Marquita also shares some great tips on how to travel with the kids
  •   The importance of snacks when they hit the toddler age – Packing their backpacks so they can carry their own things
  • She shares a few items/toys to bring when traveling

33:57

  • Marquita shares the most valuable thing she’s learned while traveling

37:25

  • Marquita shares her most fulfilling moment during her travels while she was in South Africa

40:53

  • Marquita shares the most meaningful person she’s met while traveling

44:12

  • Marquita’s advice on how to travel with children
  • The importance of having your own memories of your children traveling and how it is as much of an experience for the parents to have their kids travel as much as it is for the children.

48:41

  • Marquita’s favorite place she’s traveled is Chiang Mai in Thailand

50:43

  • Marquita prefers to travel to airbnb’s because of the space and the convenience of having a washer and dryer
  • Marquita shares some of her tips, tricks and food to eat in Chiang Mai

56:00

  • Marquita shares her one thing she definitely brings with her when she travels

57:11

  • Marquita shares a piece of life advice to a younger Marquita – The importance of being patient

61:00

Find Marquita

MarquitasTravels.com

www.instagram.com/MarquitasTravels

  • Have you ever heard the phrase, "Once you have kids, you can't travel anymore" or "Once you have kids, kiss your traveling days goodbye?" Well, Marquita Wright, mother of twin toddlers debunks that lie that has been told to many expecting parents. In this episode, we hear about the journey to traveling with infants to toddlers, and some handy advice to take with you when you attempt to do what many people think... is the impossible.

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