Welcome to Mama Ayla’s Adventures, a blog by me, Ayla, all about my adventures around the world and my home in London with my little adventurer, Evie.
Having grown up in a family of travel fanatics, the desire to explore has been ingrained in me since birth. My first big round the world trip in 2007 took me across the globe and I can honestly say that it changed my life. Since then I have not been able to go a single day without daydreaming about some far off land, an exotic beach, a mountain view or a stunning sunset.
In 2017 my biggest adventure yet arrived in the form of Evie. Friends and family asked me if having a child meant my travels were over but my reply was always that our adventures were only just getting started!
Although my style of travel has of course taken on a slightly slower pace, I’ve actually travelled a lot more since becoming a mum. Evie went on her first trip abroad when she was just nine weeks old and since then she has visited 14 different countries before her 2nd birthday, been on trains, planes, road trips, cruises and even visited 3 countries in 24 hours! She’s a travelling pro, full of curiosity for new things and smiles for new people. Even though she may not yet remember the places I’ve taken her too, she gains so much from her experiences, always learning something new every time we go on a trip.
I want to show her the world, to open her eyes to different cultures, different people and different ways of life. I want to teach her how to be kind and passionate, brave and curious. To know that she should believe in herself and chase her dreams whatever they may be. Because her mama did and now I’m living a life I love, exploring the world with my favourite little travel buddy.
Being a single mum hasn’t slowed me down at all so I hope that I can inspire you to have some amazing adventures of your own and to show you that travelling with a little one is completely possible. You just need to pack double the amount of stuff!
Collaborating with Mama Ayla’s Adventures
If you would like to get in touch regarding collaborating on anything from product reviews, freelance writing, press trips, sponsorships, partnerships or anything else, you can contact me here. An example of some companies I’ve worked with, from travel related such as luxury hotels, tourist boards and tour companies, to baby related including baby brands and products, are shown below.