A 10-year-old socialite has been to most countries in Europe and even as far away as Malaysia and Thailand, but he hasn’t missed a single day of school while traveling the world.
Aditi Tripathi’s father, Deepak, 43, and mother, Avilasha, 36, knew from the start that they wanted their daughter to travel a lot, but they didn’t want her education to take a backseat.
So the parents, both accountants from Greenwich, in south-east London, make sure to plan their getaways around school holidays, bank holidays and insertion days.
Sometimes they have even sent Aditi directly to school after arriving at the airport on Monday morning.
The family estimates that they spend between £15,000 and £20,000 a year on travel, and say every penny is worth it due to the cultural knowledge their son has gained.
Young socialite Aditi Tripathi, 10, from Greenwich, south-east London, has traveled to most of Europe with her parents and hasn’t missed a single day of school. In the photo: On vacation in Croatia
Deepak, 43, pictured with Aditi in Norway, said his family has spent up to £20,000 a year on travel, but it’s worth it for his daughter to experience other cultures.
“She gets curious and excited to see different cultures like in Nepal, India and Thailand,” Deepak gushed.
“Traveling has helped her make more friends and given her more confidence.”
Aditi and her parents began their international mission when she was just three years old and in daycare two and a half days a week.
“Now we pick her up directly from school on Friday and take an overnight flight back around 11pm on Sunday,” her father explained.
The adventurer’s first visit was Germany. Inspired by the success of his first tour, they then made their way across Europe, visiting France, Italy, and Austria to begin with, and then began expanding beyond.
Aditi pictured in Singapore claims she “doesn’t have a specific favorite country” but she particularly enjoyed visiting Nepal, Georgia and Armenia.
Aditi and her parents began their international mission when she was just three years old and in kindergarten, going to school just two and a half days a week. In the photo on the left, in Greece, and on the right, in Portugal
At 10 years old, Aditi Tripathi has traveled most of Europe and has even been as far as Malaysia and Thailand, and hasn’t even missed a day of school for it. Pictured in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The adventurer’s first visit was Germany. Inspired by the success of his first trip, they then made their way across Europe. Pictured in Liechtenstein
Traveling is so important to the family that they make sure to save money for other things. For one, they avoid eating out or ordering takeout. Aditi photographed in Italy
Traveling is so important to the family that they make sure to save money elsewhere. For one, they avoid eating out or ordering takeout.
And both Deepak and Avilasha, who don’t own a car, work from home to avoid transportation costs and save on childcare for Aditi’s two-year-old sister, Advita.
The family had even managed to travel to an amazing 12 places in a year before Covid.
Aditi has also visited almost every country in Europe, despite his tender age, as well as Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
But the young globetrotter says she “doesn’t have a specific favourite.”
What 50 countries has 10-year-old Aditi visited so far?
1. Tirana, Albania
2. Andorra la Vella, Andorra
3. Yerevan, Armenia
4. Salzburg, Austria
5. Brussels and Ghent, Belgium
6. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
7. Sofia, Bulgaria
8. Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia
9. Paphos, Cyprus
10. Prague, Czech Republic
11. Copenhagen, Denmark
13. Tallinn, Estonia
14. Helsinki, Finland
15. Paris, Toulouse and Nice, France
16. Tbilisi, Georgia
17. Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany
18. Athens, Greece
19. Budapest, Hungary
20. Reykjavik, Iceland
21. Dublin, Ireland
22. Rome, Venice, Milan, Rimini and Bologna, Italy
23. Riga, Latvia
24. Vaduz and Malbun, Lichtenstein
25. Vilnius, Lithuania
27. Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands, Malaysia
28. Valletta, Malta
29. Chisinau, Moldova
30. Monte Carlo, Monaco
31. Kotor, Montenegro
32. Kathmandu and Bhairahawa, Nepal
33. Amsterdam and Eindhoven, The Netherlands
34. Skopje and Ohrid, North Macedonia
35. Belfast, Northern Ireland
36. Bergen, Norway
37. Warsaw, Poland
38. Lisbon and Faro, Portugal
39. Iasi, Romania
40. San Marino
41. Fort William and Glasgow, Scotland
43. Bratislava, Slovakia
44. Ljubljana, Slovenia
45. Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante, Spain
46. Stockholm, Sweden
47. Zurich, Geneva, Interlaken, Basel and Bern, Switzerland
48. Phuket and Phi Phi Island, Thailand
49. Antalya, Türkiye
50. Vatican City
“If I had to pick three, it would be Nepal, Georgia, Armenia,” he admitted.
‘Nepal was probably one of my favorites because I rode horses, took the longest cable car and got to see mountains like Mount Everest.
“I love to travel and have many fun memories.
“I would recommend it to other kids because it can really help you with your social skills.”
Aditi and her intrepid parents have also climbed the three highest mountains in the UK: Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.
And both Deepak and Avilasha, who don’t own a car, work from home to avoid transportation costs and save on childcare for Aditi’s two-year-old sister, Advita. Aditi in Armenia
Aditi has also visited almost every country in Europe, despite his tender age, as well as Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. In the photo on the left in Finland and on the right in Lithuania
Deepak says the family has a tight schedule for their travel adventures.
“As soon as school is over or Aditi has an insertion day, we pick her up directly from school and head to the airport in her uniform,” she explained.
‘If you only have two or three days of vacation, we go to places that are only a couple of hours’ flight away.
‘Friday night we go directly to the airport and stay in the city center, then Saturday and Sunday we can make the most of those days.
“We stayed in the city center to save time on trips to and from a hotel and we did a lot of walking; most of the city center is usually within walking distance.
Deepak says the family has a tight schedule for their travel adventures. Aditi photographed in Switzerland
Her father, Deepak, 43, and her mother, Avilasha, 36, knew from the start that they wanted their daughter to travel a lot, but they didn’t want her education to take a backseat. The family photographed in Switzerland
The family, from Greenwich, south-east London, estimates they spend between £15,000 and £20,000 a year on travel. Aditi photographed in Berlin
“Typically, at home, we don’t spend time going to restaurants to save money to spend on our priority trips; we only eat at restaurants on vacation; otherwise, we just eat at home.”
The family also ‘avoided taxis where possible’, preferring to stick to public transport.
“Last year we went to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and then our second baby was born,” she added.
‘When our second daughter was born, my mother came to stay with us, so my daughter and I went to Norway for a weekend.
“On our last vacation we went to some unusual countries: first we went to Romania and then we took a four hour minivan to Moldova while backpacking and then from Moldova we went to San Marino.
“I was a little worried because we were traveling without mom for the first time… but she managed just fine.”