Not only does Chrissy Teigan offer her incredible wisdom on Twitter and in her books about life, motherhood and food, she also has excellent advice when it comes to travel.
These days, Teigen is planning some very special trips with her daughter, Luna, notably to Thailand where Teigen has family, including her mother.
“I can't wait for Luna to meet her extended family,” Teigen, who has been tapped to represent Chase Sapphire, told Chase. “I have cousins and aunts and uncles there in a village called Korat. It will be amazing to see them meet.”
Traveling with young children is no easy task, but if anyone can handle it — and then give the rest of us some real advice on it — it’s Teigen.
Teigen revealed some excellent ways to have a great vacation with your kids without having to resort to tourist traps. The first things parents have to do, she said, is remember the basics: items like diapers, bottles, wipes, etc., and also activities for long-haul flights.
“You need distractions like toys ... and books and food,” Teigen said. Once you get to your destination, you need to baby proof the room, just like you would at home. She suggests even asking the hotel to do it for you.
Apart from the important task of keeping your young child happy and healthy, Teigen also imparted some knowledge on the best places to go and, especially, where to eat.
Among the best restaurants on Teigen’s list was the award-winning Nahm, in the COMO Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok, and Le Normandie, a French restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, right on the Chao Phraya River.
Teigen told Chase her favorite place to stay is in one of the Banyan Tree villas in Phuket. The peaceful retreat and spa make it “an amazing place to go, unplug, and truly relax,” she said.
And while you’re not eating and relaxing in Thailand, Teigen recommended Taling Chan floating market in Thonburi, and checking out Muay Thai fighting.