Whether they’re your own or someone else’s, traveling with kids can be overwhelming and intimidating for the best of us, and it can often feel like traveling with a herd of wild goats! Though traveling with children can also lead to the most rewarding travel experiences, and it often teaches them more about the world than they will learn from a formal education.
And while you may think it’s a daunting concept, the reality is that parents are out there traveling with their kids on a daily basis – some even opting to travel with their kids full time, homeschooling them on the road. In fact, one family featured in this post travels full time with nine!
So as global explorers are becoming younger and younger in age, it’s time to highlight the cutest traveling kids of 2014! There are 65 adorable traveling kids featured in this post (don’t worry, half of them share a photo!) – take this as inspiration to instill a passion for travel in your own children!
Jimmy: Jimmy is 2-years-old and is pictured above hiking in Zermatt Switzerland. He loves hiking with his family and is constantly running down trails after his older siblings. Behind the clouds in this picture is the Matterhorn!
Follow Jimmy at http://bring-the-kids.com/
Devi: Devi is a one year old traveling baby who is pictured here sunning in Puerto Rico. His next trips will be to Ireland and Panama.
He enjoys long walks on the beach (with his parents doing the walking), bread products from all nationalities, and being photographed by his Mommy.
Follow Devi at: http://www.AroundTheWorldL.
Malakai James: Malakai James is the king of travel selfies – in fact, he snapped this selfie while taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon!
He has been to 6 countries starting from 6 weeks old when he took a trip across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, and when at home he has his head in Lonely Planet’s “Not for Parents Travel Book” which his favorite aunt (Mapping Megan) got him for Christmas.
Follow Kai at: http://facebook.com/mappingmegan
Kalyra and Savannah
Kalyra and Savannah: Kalyra (7) and Savannah (3) were named to reflect a life of travel and freedom. Both names have a similar meaning of a wild and pleasant place.
Kalyra is a princess who dreams of attending fashion school in Paris or roller blading through Central Park. Savannah is most likely to excel at hotel escapes and zip lining adventures through the jungle.
Follow Kalyra and Savannah at: http://ytravelblog.com
Toñito, Viviana, Maya, and Ricky
Toñito, Viviana, Maya, and Ricky: Toñito, Viviana, Maya, and Ricky are active siblings from Houston who love to have adventures.
Toñito, born in China, says his favorite place is on the soccer field, while Viviana is the family’s animal-loving naturalist. Maya is the world’s best snuggler, and Ricky, born in Ethiopia, is Mr. Curious, and wants to build robots when he grows up.
Whether traveling or at home, they especially enjoy playing outside and meeting new friends.
Follow Toñito, Viviana, Maya, and Ricky at: www.kidworldcitizen.org
Gauge: Gauge AKA The Little Fairytale Traveler, is a junior travel blogger at The Fairytale Traveler.
At the young age of three years old, Gauge began traveling with his mom in search of places related to the greatest stories of all time from fairy tales, folklore, legend and mythology. When he is home, he attends an International Bachelorette school of international studies. After school he enjoys learning guitar and karate.
He loves room service and prefers to sleep in castles and log cabins. He loves the mountains, hiking, cool historic places and anything with a dragon, sword or an ice cream cone.
Follow Gague at: http://thefairytaletraveler.
Koby Ray: Having collected more passport stamps than his age, Koby Ray has been traveling since he was 7 weeks old, and has hit up 5 countries including Fiji, the United States, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
One of his favorite travel memories is being abducted from his seat in economy to sit with his poppy in business class on the flight from Australia to Hawaii for his favorite Aunt’s destination wedding. The rest of his family had to slum it in economy.
Follow Koby at: http://facebook.com/mappingmegan
*Mapping Megan is the favorite Aunt. “Favorite” is subject to which Aunt you ask.
The The MarocMama Kids
The MarocMama Kids: The MarocMama kids are American expats living in Morocco. M (10) and K (8) have been traveling since they were a few months old, eating their way through 3 continents!
While M loves to learn about history and cultures, K prefers seeking out animals and technology in each new place. They are pictured above camouflaging themselves with street art in Berlin.
Follow the The MarocMama Kids at: www.marocmama.com
Jossilyn and Luca
Jossilyn and Luca: These well-traveled kids, ages 4 and 8, love swimming in the ocean, making friends with locals, and finding wide open spaces to run around anywhere in the world.
Follow Jossilyn and Luca at: www.aweekatthebeach.com
Tigger: Tigger has been traveling the world full time since 2011. He loves the ocean and is a certified scuba diver.
He’s also a bit of an adrenaline junkie and loves roller coasters and Bungee jumping. Tigger also loves animals and is especially a cat lover.
Follow Tigger at: http://1dad1kid.com/
The Luxe Recess Contributor
The Luxe Recess Contributor: This little girl has been coming to Versailles Gardens in the Bahamas since before she could walk.
She loves every aspect of air travel, including airport security, with such enthusiasm, grumpy TSA agents procure stickers and treats. The beach is her favorite playground, and she can pack her suitcase in ten minutes.
Jessica: Jess is a teenager who has been to many cities and countries in her life. She can thank her mom for this. Though sometimes, being a teenager, she’d rather stay home and surf instead. Understandable.
Her favorite countries she’s explored so far are Cambodia, Scotland, and Germany. She loves snorkeling, hiking, and seeing theater in other [English-speaking] countries.
Follow Jessica at: http://thevacationgals.com/
S and Z
S and Z: S and Z are two preschoolers who share their adventures, and all the good, the bad and the ugly of family travel on Where’s Sharon.
They love seeing animals, exploring new playgrounds and eating new food. They are currently relocating from Australia to Malaysia.
Follow S and Z at: http://wheressharon.com
Nate: Nate Whitley has been adventuring with his family his entire life. His favorite destinations (so far) include the Inside Passage of Alaska, the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (shown here, swimming in a cenote), and British Columbia.
He likes art and culture, but give him outdoor adventure any day!
Follow Nate at: http://pitstopsforkids.com
Bohemian Traveler: The Bohemian Traveler is 7 years old, and the youngest of 3 kids. he loves swimming in the ocean, hiking with family, and playing video games..loads of video games!
Currently in Hawaii and loving it!
Follow the Bohemian Traveler at: www.bohemiantravelers.com
Robert: Robert is 9 and loves a good mixture of reading and theme park rides, paddling in the sea and making sandcastles, baking, Marvel superheroes and generally having fun.
This is Robert paddling in the beautiful Lake Wolfgang in Austria.
Follow Robert at: http://www.familytraveltimes.
Mason: Mason was thrilled to get to visit Paris with his family this summer. Mason is 7-years-old and loves to help his family plan trips and adventurous things to do on their vacations.
Here he is showing his excitement in front of the Hotel De Ville in Paris.
Follow Mason at: http://bring-the-kids.com/
Miss Gruber: Miss Gruber has been traveling since she was just a few weeks old and in the last 10 years she has been to 15 states and six countries. In second grade she started reading through the library’s selection of country reference books so it is no surprise that she recently advanced to the next level of a school-wide geography bee.
When she isn’t traveling, she is excelling in her studies in fifth grade, with dreams of becoming an astrophysicist. Outside of school she is a passionate rock climber, avid reader, Lego robotics team competitor, and burgeoning pianist. She is hoping that her next international trip will be to Iceland.
Follow Miss Gruber at: http://we3travel.com
Little Nomad: Little Nomad (L.N.) was travelling before he was born. One month before leaving on a long trip to SE Asia, Ariadne and Micheal McGuinness discovered that they had a stowaway aboard.
With plane tickets already booked, they left their home in Prague and travelled through Thailand and Cambodia before returning to Micheal’s home in Ireland so that L.N. could be born. Since then, L.N. has visited 17 countries before his second birthday.
Follow L.N. at: www.nomadtales.com
Mia and Caius
Mia and Caius make up the cutest factor of Travel With Bender. They left Australia when they were 3 and 2 and have been travelling more then half their lives. With 45 countries under their belts they have seen more of the world then most adults.
Their favourite experiences to date include Christmas in Lapland, abseiling down cliffs in Malta, flying in a hot air balloon in Turkey, visiting Disneyland in the US and making chocolate in Guatemala. Mia is a bubbly, vivacious 6 year old ready who just got a camera to take after her photographing Daddy. Caius is almost 5 and a very independent little boy who would spend every day all day in a pool or ocean.
Follow Mia and Caius at: http://travelwithbender.com/
Reuben: Reuben is a founding member of Flashpacker Family. Born in July 2010, he has been travelling with his parents Bethaney and Lee since the age of 7 months. He’s spent over half his life outside of New Zealand having travelled to over a dozen countries.
His favourite trip of 2014 was roadtripping from Seattle to Las Vegas, stopping at many of the USAs best National Parks along the way, including Yosemite, Crater Lake and the California Redwoods. He loves exploring children’s museums and science museums in each city he visits.
Follow Reuben at: http://flashpackerfamily.com/
The Nothing if Not Intentional Girls
The Nothing if Not Intentional Girls: The travel bug bit these two early! Each of these girls took their first flight (with their daddy, a pilot) when they were just one month old.
In 2014, these sisters (ages 4 and 2) enjoyed sipping smoothies on the beach in Cancun, jumping through waves in Puerto Rico, meeting Winnie the Pooh at Disney World, seeing mummies and pyramids at the Luxor in Las Vegas, and riding on the Polar Express in their home state of Indiana.
Next up: flying from Indiana to Washington in a small, six-seater plane. With any luck, they’ll catch a glimpse of Mt. Rushmore from the air!
Follow the Nothing if Not Intentional Girls at www.nateandrachael.com
Molly: Molly adores traveling and, as she is cyber schooled, loves learning about American history during her road trips. Her favorite subjects are science & history, she loves drawing cartoons, and is an all-around amazing kid!
She wants to be a Disney artist when she grows up and would love to live anywhere inside Walt Disney World.
Follow Molly at: www.sandandorsnow.com
Bailey: Bailey Tolentino is a ten year old girl from New York City who has been traveling the world since she was just 3 months old! She loves to eat all kinds of food from all over the world. She is very adventurous and has an urge to discover more of our awesome planet!
She’s traveled around the U.S.A., Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Italy, France, and Sweden SO FAR… Her favorite foods ever are Ramen and Pasta.
Follow Bailey at: http://www.dishourtown.com/
Virginia: Virginia is 5 1/2 years old and currently in kindergarten. She’s traveled all over the United States and is just starting to explore international destinations, having visited Hong Kong and Montreal in 2014.
She loves all things Disney and getting to watch (nearly) unlimited movies on the iPad while in-flight. She’s also the proud big sister to Baby Charles and is now teaching him the traveling ropes. She’ll celebrate her 100th plane flight some time in 2015.
Follow Virginia at: http://www.tripswithtykes.com
Grace: Grace has been traveling with her family since she was an infant. She rocks road trips and is a fearless flyer. While traveling she loves chatting with new friends she meets at the beach or pool. Here she is checking out the sites at Tulum, Mexico.
Follow Grace at: http://stuffedsuitcase.com
Anya and Lars
Anya and Lars: Anya and Lars Wagoner left the USA and have been traveling with their parents since August 2012. They lived in Spain nearly 2 years and are both fluent Spanish speakers.
Currently they are nomadic in Southeast Asia and have a thirst for learning new things. Anya is beginning to dabble into photography and Lars loves making YouTube Videos. They also contribute as writers to their family travel blog.
Follow Anya and Lars at: http://wagonersabroad.com
Hazel: Hazel is the newest member of Flashpacker Family. Born in March 2014 in New Zealand, Hazel has already been on 14 plane rides, one helicopter one cruise and has visited nine countries and five states in the US.
At nine months old she’s been travelling for half her life along with her nomadic family. She loves food and will happily eat Japanese, Mexican, Thai or Cuban. Travel has taught her to be a very calm, flexible and easy-going little girl.
Follow Hazel at: http://flashpackerfamily.com/
Lucia: Lucia is 5 years old and lives in Chicago. She loves to travel and has her own blog because she said she wants to be a travel blogger just like her mommy. Aside from travel, Lucia loves Abraham Lincoln and playing soccer.
Follow Lucia at: https://bonjouramigo.
Megan and Riley
Megan and Riley: Megan (9) and Riley (5) had quite the year! They traveled to Mexico in May, California in August, and New York City in November.
Megan studies ballet and Riley plays hockey at home in Toronto, Canada, so they fit travel into their schedule and do lots of exploring in and around their hometown as well.
Follow Megan and Riley at: http://havebabywilltravel.com
Will and Charlie
Will and Charlie: At 6 and 4, Will and Charlie have spent most of their lives on the road. From exploring the great Canadian winters to snorkelling before they could swim, these kids sure like to leap before they look. This summer they drove over 10,000 km solo with their mom from Toronto, Canada to Texas and back stopping in over 30 cities.
Follow Will and Charlie at: solomomtakesflight.com
Evelyn and Sadie
Evelyn and Sadie: Evelyn and Sadie traveled to 13 countries and 5 continents last year. A highlight was wearing traditional Austrian outfits to the opera as part of the Salzburg Festival.
This photo was taken at their hotel, the Schloss Leopoldskron (one of the settings for the Sound of Music) right after the opera. Their brother chose not to participate in the traditional dress – no lederhosen for him!
Follow Evelyn and Sadie at: www.travelbabbo.com
Britton: Since her first road trip at six months old, Britton has grown up traveling. Now nineteen months old, she loves visiting places where she doesn’t have to hold anyone’s hand, and she finds most museums worthy of a nap.
When she’s not traveling, she can be found loving on her dog or tearing up her parents’ favorite books.
Follow Britton at: http://www.cosmosmariners.com
The Inion Kids
The Inion Kids: The Inion kids were selected with their parents as the 2014 People’s Choice National Geographic Travelers of the Year. Learning by travel has been a way of life for these kids, some of whom were born on the road.
They are currently worldschooling and traveling overland from Pennsylvania to Argentina in an RV. They swimming, painting and laughing across the globe.
Follow The Inion Kids at: http://traveldeepandwide.com/
The Globalmouse Kids
The Globalmouse Kids: The Globalmouse kids are always on the go and love to travel – from hanging out in Moscow’s Gorky Park to taking a gondola under the Rialto Bridge in Venice they get out and about and love to see the world.
Follow The Globalmouse Kids at: www.globalmousetravels.com
Dek and Ty
Dek and Ty: Dek and Ty have been traveling the world since they were born. They love to visit aquariums, eat the sweets of whatever country they are in and swim as much as possible.
When their parents drag them to “boring” museums and attractions, they enjoy taking photos on their mom’s phone or with one of her cameras. No matter where they go though, they love being with their parents nonstop and exploring new places together.
Follow Dek and Ty at http://walkingontravels.com
Aidan, Joshua, and Raphael
Aidan, Joshua, and Raphael: Aidan (9), Joshua (7), and Raphael (4) love to travel and eat out with the family.
Aidan is a foodie and likes to discover new and interesting restaurants, while Joshua is a bit picky with food, though usually enjoys the company of his brothers where ever they go. Raphael loves checking into new hotels in each place he visits.
Follow Aidan, Joshua, and Raphael at: http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/
Jacob: Jacob has had a passport since he was three weeks old and has been to eighteen countries so far across four continents. His favourite travel experiences so far are playing with snow in Iceland, digging on beaches in the Maldives, and learning to walk through ancient Greek ruins.
Hes looking forward to trips to Borneo, Vanuatu and Thailand in 2015.
Follow Jacob at: http://www.ouroyster.com
Sidekick: This spunky baby trekked 3500 miles overland through the American West, camping with his family and two dogs in the back of a Ford truck. Favorite sights included Yellowstone, the Rockies and Crater Lake.
Follow Sidekick at: http://somedayilllearn.com
Chloe: Chloe was thrilled to play in the snow at the Jungfraujoch (aka The Top Of Europe). Here she is 4-years-old and is a true mountain girl at heart. She loved visiting Switzerland and traveling by train all through the mountains.
Follow Chloe at: http://bring-the-kids.com/