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Travel Blog of the Day: Solo Mom Takes Flight

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | April 16, 2015

Travel Blog of the Day: Solo Mom Takes Flight

The internet is laden with blogs about travel. You don’t have time to read them all, you have to file an extension for your taxes. This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to figuring out whether you have to file a Schedule C. Follow along on twitter at #travelblogoftheday.

Being a single mom is tough. Having to play the part of mom and dad is like working a 16-hour day without pay. Traveling as a single mom is even tougher. You have to manage packing, traveling and destination activity planning plus it takes on a whole new meaning when you are doing it with two young children. Today’s blogger has gone one step further: she was not forced to be a solo mom, she chose to be.

Solo Mom Takes Flight

Sarah Pittard is a traveler and always has been ever since her youth, so she was not about to let motherhood stop her from pursuing those experiences. Her husband is a busy accountant in Canada and she is a stay-at-home mom, so it was only natural for her to take her children out and teach them the world by seeing it firsthand.

They have traveled to Europe and the Caribbean, taken cruises and hit places across both Canada (from which she hails) and the United States.

Sarah does a fantastic job at giving tips and relating personal experiences of traveling with her children. Whether it is dealing with bad travel days or keeping kids safe in and out of cars, she has great advice well worth heeding. Even if you don’t have children, her tips will help you for the times that you get stuck babysitting your nephew and his friends. 

She has a whole section dedicated to moms and one for children.  She offers up great examples for learning through travel and even has a section of recipes as well. She is just like a Pinterest board dedicated specifically to Solo Mom Travel. Oh, wait! She already has that here.

Kids or not, she is an excellent read and a great resource for travel in general.  Sarah generally blogs more than a few times a month, so I would definitely recommend checking back with her periodically to get caught up.  You (and your kids) won’t regret it.


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