A lot of us dream to visit exotic places to add the required spark and zing in our lives. And why not? Travelling works wonders in rejuvenating and making you feel blessed. Prachi Kagzi, however, feels that travelling is equally important for children as it is for adults.
“Travelling makes children social, adaptive, self-reliant and the list goes on and on”, she says when asked about the positive impact travel leaves on children.
Prachi’s Penchant for Travelling
She also credits her venture to the incredible childhood travelling escapades which drove her to broaden her mind about culture, local food and exotic destinations.” I was thoroughly immersed in the parallel universe of travel”, she remarks.
Her love for travel continued unabated even after she got married. “I was lucky enough to have found a husband who shared my travel exuberance. In him I met someone who had an even more eccentric travel map and wilder ‘places to go ‘ list. Together, we took the road less travelled and experienced many unique destinations right from mysterious Iceland to high-tech Taiwan”, she shares.
Inception of Little Passports
The ‘eureka’ moment to set up “Little Passports” came on one of my travels to the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. While chatting up a local, I realized how kids are the largest benefactors of travel.
“My son has picked up so many concepts without explaining and recalls complex animal names from our travels. These were not taught to him at school or through textbooks, but have been embedded in his memory due to his own experiences”, she says.
Travelling with Children – Experiences and Lessons
Travelling with children can be a Herculean task, but for Prachi, the problems she grapples with are delayed flights or roadblocks.
A lot of attention, she admits, goes into designing tours for kids to ensure that they meet the needs of all the kids.
“Travelling makes children social, adaptive, self-reliant and the list goes on and on”.
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Networking with moms
“We plan to grow pan-India into a bigger format where we have multiple trips during all school holidays, region wise.”