Mate and Vincent in Peru

Mate and Vincent in Peru

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Carrie McBride
Jul 15, 2010
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Name: Mate (5) and Vincent (almost 3) Location: Lima, Peru Favorite Family-Friendly Place To See or Thing To Do Here: My favorite thing to do is to take a stroll through a neighborhood market - the beauty of everyday Peruvian life is all around you.

Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: Enjoy the slower pace that happens when traveling with children. Try to forget the must-do-everything mentality. If it wasn't for traveling with my boys, I would have never met the neighborhood children at the playground or walked the markets early in the morning when the vendors were just getting set-up.

Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home:
Try to keep the same bedtime routine. My boys felt more comfortable having that quiet time before bed familiar. When everything else is so different, they need their favorite book, blanket or stuffed animal to help them feel secure and safe.

An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling:
My camera!

Thanks Patricia!

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