I had the lovely opportunity to speak with Amoya who is a passionate, full-time traveler. Being a single mum of 3 does not stop her from discovering the world with her little ones. Lets hear more from her. 😃
What made you decide to travel?
After I left an emotionally abusive marriage, I decided that material items didn’t mean much. It was all about experiences. I wanted to let go of my emotional attachments to physical objects and see the world with my 2 daughters.
Your first destination and why?
Our first destination was Puerto Rico. I picked Puerto Rico for our first destination because we were waiting on our passports and it didn’t require passports. I thought it would be an easy adjustment because it was US territory. I was wrong. Lol
The question we all want to know, how do you manage to travel with 3 kids? and what is your biggest challenge when doing this?
I manage travel with 3 kids the same way I manage life with 3 kids- lots of wine. Lol. Just kidding. I have a lot of help from my two older daughters in all honesty. Without them, I don’t know if our lifestyle would be possible. I take it one day at a time and just try and laugh through all the ups and downs.
What has been your experience like in Mexico?
Mexico was absolutely amazing. They love children there and it was a very freeing experience. I think Mexico truly opened our eyes to the beauty in this world.
Can you give us some tips on what to see and do with kids in Mexico?
We only visited two cities in Mexico. The first city, Guanajuato, is a colonial city. You can just walk around all day and look at all the old architecture and cobblestone streets. The second city we stayed in was Playa Del Carmen. I suggest if staying in PDC, you visit Isla Mujeres. It is a beautiful island where you ride golf carts around and swim in crystal clear water.
Best moment since traveling?
The best moment when traveling was when my oldest daughter turned to me and told me that this was the happiest she had ever been in her life. It was at a playground in Utah.
Worst moment since traveling?
Worst moment in traveling was when my daughters and I got super sick for about a week in Mexico. It was truly scary because none of us had ever been that sick before.
What is your average day like since traveling in terms of exciting or challenging?
I’d say a mix of both. Travel can be very exciting but also very challenging.
How long do you plan to stay in Mexico? And where is your next destination?
We stayed in Mexico for 3 and a half months and our next destination after a quick trip back to the states is Japan.
How do you fund your travels?
I was medically retired from the military so I receive VA benefits and I do some freelance work.
We all need a little downtime, how do you manage this whilst traveling?
I try to hire a nanny wherever we are.
What advice would you give to those Mammas in your situation who want to travel but have a fear about traveling with kids?
Just do it. I decided to not let fear control me anymore. We only regret the chances we never took.
Thank you Trippinmomma.
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