Photos: Kids Capture Their Family Vacation in NYC, Bangkok, Rome, Paris and Washington, D.C.

To find out how children’s travel experiences differ from their parents’, we enlisted families around the world to share their perspectives — and their pictures.

Riding atop his father’s shoulders, Villum Vejlin Sogaard arrived at the gate to board the ferry departing from Lower Manhattan like a miniature, triumphant explorer.

His eyes darted from the downtown skyline to souvenir vendors to fellow tourists with tickets in hand. It was the 6-year-old’s first time in the United States and he was about to see one of the country’s iconic landmarks: the Statue of Liberty.

“I think it’s a must-see when you’re in the city,” said Simon Vejlin Sogaard, Villum’s father, who had traveled with several other family members from their home in Denmark. “It’s a great piece of history. And it was actually even more interesting to know the history behind the statue and what it stands for — which, I think, is more important.”

Villum was perhaps too young to appreciate, as his father did, what the statue represents. Instead, when he reached Liberty Island and made his way up the steps to cast his eyes on the giant green woman, her arm extended with a torch, he was awed mainly by her sheer scale.

The differences in the perspectives of Mr. Vejlin Sogaard and his young son are emblematic of what many families experience while vacationing, and they raise questions frequently asked by parents around the world: Do young children benefit from traveling to new places? If so, how? Do they find value in seeing historical landmarks and museums? And how might a trip through a child’s eyes differ from their parents’ perspective?

We set out to learn just that.

This year, The New York Times dispatched a team of reporters to popular tourist landmarks in several cities across the world, from Washington, D.C., to Bangkok. At each location, a parent and their child were both given disposable cameras and were tasked with taking photographs of what they

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“She Was Raging”: Woman Says She’ll Join Family Vacation Only Without Cousin’s Little Kids, Gets Told Off By Relatives

Life is such an unpredictable thing that it can bring both pleasant and unpleasant surprises, and, what is most offensive, unpleasant ones usually happen when we have already made plans for ourselves, swung in the clouds and relaxed in anticipation of something good.

Well, here’s some further evidence, such as this story on the AITA Reddit community by user u/StrangeConcentrate22, about how her own relatives nearly ruined her plans for a perfect and long-awaited vacation. After all, what kind of rest and relaxation can we talk about when a couple of toddlers are traveling with you?

The author of the post was looking forward to her first vacation in six years, but her relatives ruined everything at the last moment

Image credits:  Rui Dias (not the actual photo)

The older sister told her that she’d like to invite her cousin with two toddlers to join the family vacation

"She Was Raging": Woman Says She'll Join Family Vacation Only Without Cousin's Little Kids, Gets Told Off By Relatives

"She Was Raging": Woman Says She'll Join Family Vacation Only Without Cousin's Little Kids, Gets Told Off By Relatives

Image credits: StrangeConcentrate22

Image credits:  Andrea Piacquadio (not the actual photo)

Image credits: StrangeConcentrate22

The author confronted her sister, claiming that a trip with 2 kids is not the kind of vacation she was thinking about

Image credits: Riccardo (not the actual photo)

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The family drama ended with the sister giving the author the silent treatment over this situation

So the Original Poster (OP) honestly admits that she has spent the last six years with little to no rest. If you can, of course, call short-term episodic breaks between several jobs, studying and teaching fitness classes as a side gig rest. Yes, the woman claims that even these short breaks can be counted on the fingers of one hand… And now, six years later, she has managed to find time for a full vacation.

The OP’s parents and two older sisters suggested that the five of them go on a journey at the beginning of the year and, as the woman recalls, she spent the past months looking forward to a long-awaited vacation. And literally at the very last moment, one of the older sisters pitched a new idea – she said that she had invited her cousin

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Utah couple killed on Hawaiian holiday vacation leaves at the rear of 4 kids

Rebecca van Uitert and Jason Howell, both 44, were on vacation in Hawaii when they were involved in a fatal car crash.

Rebecca van Uitert and Jason Howell, both of those 44, were on holiday in Hawaii when they have been concerned in a deadly auto crash.


A beloved pair from Utah has died in a motor vehicle incident when on holiday in Hawaii, law enforcement and loved types say. The two still left powering four children, along with a “gigantic, gaping hole” in the planet.

Rebecca van Uitert and Jason Howell, both equally 44, were concerned in a 3-motor vehicle collision on Jan. 30 though vacationing. A Toyota crossed the road’s divider line and struck the couple’s Jeep head-on, Hawaii police claimed in a news launch. An additional car or truck then crashed into the stopped Toyota. The human being driving the Toyota also died. Law enforcement imagine that “inattention and speed” have been variables in the crash.

The couple’s 4 children ended up with their grandparents in Utah at the time of the incident.

Pals explain the Heber City few as great, loving mothers and fathers that had a “sphere of impact that was so large” and were identified to modify the earth.

One particular close friend explained van Uitert, who was an attorney, was an “amazing instance.”

“She proved to me that you can be a loving mother, excel in your job, and subtly and loudly struggle the evil in this globe all at the very same time,” Tiffany Ball wrote on Fb.

According to van Uitert’s LinkedIn site, she experienced over a decade of knowledge in immigration legislation before not too long ago getting a spouse at a legislation company in Salt Lake Town dedicated to aiding men and women “navigate the immigration landscape.”

Her partner Jason Howell was a loved ones health practitioner in Heber, Utah, and attended Loyola University in Chicago.

Van Uitert’s Brigham Younger University’s regulation university dean posted a tribute to her and Howell.

“I know lots of of you will sense, as I do, an practically incomprehensible sense of loss that people today who ended up these a large part of our lives and who had been carrying out so significantly

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