Single Parent Travel – Emergency Plans & Preparations

Single Parent Travel – Emergency Plans & Preparations

Posted on December 14, 2015   •   Written by

What happens if an emergency occurs while you are traveling?

What happens, if you are a single parent family and you are in foreign lands and an emergency happens?

What if something happens if you, and you become incapacitated, unconscious or missing? Is your child ready? It’s not a pleasant topic, but it should be discussed. I am sharing with you in this post how my son and I face this very unpleasant topic. But instead of ignoring it, we talk about it, review our plan, then move on. It puts both of us at ease and we can get back to living in the moment and enjoying our lives.

Travel Safety

This post is not a general safety post, as we always suggest you follow the rules of safety and common sense while traveling. For more general saftey tips, read this Lonely Planet article, Top tips for safe travel.

As a single parent traveler, this is one of those raw realities, I’ve had to think about, consider and prepare for with my son. I have written this post from our perspective, and keep in mind if you apply any of our strategies to your own situation, please make sure you consider age-appropriate solutions for your child and get creative with your plans should you have multiple children. For regular readers of our blog, you will know Miro and I talk a lot about being safe in the world, overcoming your fears and adapting the philosophy of safety and trust. However, I can’t just bury my head in the sand when it comes to my son’s safety which is my sole responsibility.

Finally, whenever Miro and I speak about these things, and every six months or so, I remind him of our family’s preparations, we follow up our conversations with a reminder that we continue to experience the world as a safe place.

Wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin who once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?

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