I thought we’d leave cultural city trips until the kids are a little older and can appreciate architecture and art.
For now, our family holidays would focus on the vast outdoors: beaches, mountains, rice paddies. Anywhere we can enjoy fresh air and get rid of all that energy.
But then I had to go on a business trip to Vietnam and decided to make a bold move; I invited my hubby AND the kids along.
No sooner said than done and within weeks all four of us were sitting on tiny plastic chairs on a Hanoi street corner, savouring fragrant local dishes.
HANOI WITH KIDS
The city is a fun destination to explore with children and offers countless great experiences.
Check out my guest post on the planet D for our insider list of favourite things to see and do in Hanoi, skipping the obvious tourist traps:
Karin Louzado is a family travel expert who supports others parents taking the effort out of travelling. A Dutch expat mum of 2 toddlers, she explored over 45 countries without losing her mind, wallet or kids. Download your free guide The Zen of Toddler travel and learn how to simplify family travel.