Seychelles

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Chantelle Howell

Mom of 2

Age : 2 year old boy and 11 month old boy

Resident for : 4 years

Profession: Stay-at-home mum and blogger

#1 Travel Tip: Pushchairs are not that useful here; there are not a whole lot of pavements to push them on. Instead people either walk in the road or the road itself or the uneven ground off to the side. You also can't take pushchairs on the buses here! Best bet, bring your baby carrier or wrap!

About Seychelles :

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. Families love visiting the Seychelles for its unique cultural heritage and its stunning natural landscape.

GET TO KNOW CHANTELLE

Tell us about living in your city:

Life is generally slow and simple, with weekends making the most of our beautiful surroundings.  Of course, wherever you live in the world, real life goes on, and weekdays are generally spent with my husband at work and me looking after our sons!

Why is traveling important for a family?

Being away from the stresses and routine of every day life, you can truly enjoy the time you spend together.  We all know travel broadens the mind and I feel like that counts double for kids!

What’s the hardest thing about traveling with kids?

Trying to maintain a nap and bedtime routine!

What’s your favorite family travel destination?

Our favourite family holiday to date was our trip to Sri Lanka, everyone was so friendly, the country was unbelievably beautiful and the food was amazing!

What’s on your travel wish list?

Definitely South Africa and we also want to take the boys on a snow holiday at some point!

What’s the one thing you do that makes traveling with kids easier? 

This probably sounds really cheesy, but I have definitely found that as long as me and my husband are relaxed, the kids are!  Don’t overthink it!

Give us a song from your road trip playlist:

With our kids being so little our road trip songs generally consist of a whole lot of ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old McDonald had a Farm’