A 10-year-old jet setter has been to most countries in Europe and even as far as Malaysia and Thailand – but hasn’t missed a single day of school while travelling the globe.
Aditi Tripathi’s father Deepak, 43, and mother Avilasha, 36, knew early on that they want their daughter to be well-travelled but didn’t want her education to take a backseat.
So the parents – both accountants from Greenwich, south-east London – make sure to plan their getaways during school breaks, bank holidays and inset days.
Sometimes they have even sent Aditi straight to school after arriving at the airport on Monday morning.
The family estimate they spend between £15,000 to £20,000 a year on travel – and claim it’s worth every penny because of the cultural knowledge gained by their child.
Young jet-setter Aditi Tripathi, 10, from Greenwich, South East London, has travelled to most of Europe with her parents, and hasn’t missed a single day of school. Pictured: On holiday in Croatia
Deepak, 43, pictured with Aditi, in Norway said his family have 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 seeing different cultures like in Nepal, India and Thailand,’ Deepak gushed.
‘Travelling has helped her make more friends and has made her more confident.’
Aditi and her parents started their international mission when she was only three years old and in nursery for two and a half days per week.
‘Now we pick her up straight from school on Friday and we take late night flight back at around 11pm on Sunday,’ her father explained.
The adventurer’s first visit was Germany. Inspired by the success of their first trip, they then worked their way around Europe – visiting France, Italy and Austria to start with – and later started to branch out further afield.
Aditi pictured in Singapore claims she ‘doesn’t have a specific favourite’ country, but particularly enjoyed visiting Nepal, Georgia and Armenia
Aditi and her parents started their international mission when she was only three years old and in nursery, only going to school for two and a half days per week. Pictured left, in Greece, and right, in Portugal
At 10 years old, Aditi Tripathi has covered most of Europe and has even been as far as Malaysia and Thailand – and she hasn’t even missed one day of class for it. Pictured in Bosnia & Herzegovina
The adventurer’s first visit was Germany. Inspired by the success of their first trip, they then worked their way around Europe. Pictured in Liechtenstein
Travelling is so important to the family that they make sure to save on money for other matters. For one, they avoiding eating out or getting takeaways. Aditi pictured in Italy
Travelling is so important to the family that they make sure to save money elsewhere. For one, they avoiding eating out or getting takeaways.
And both Deepak and Avilasha – who don’t own a car – work from home to avoid commuting costs and save on childcare for Aditi’s two-year-old sister Advita.
The family had even managed to travel to an incredible 12 places in one year prior to Covid.
Aditi has visited almost every country in Europe as well, despite her tender age – as well as Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
But the young globe trotter claims she ‘doesn’t have a specific favourite’.
Which 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 & 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, 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. Ljubliana, 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, Turkey
50. Vatican City
‘If I had to choose three it would be Nepal, Georgia, Armenia,’ she admitted.
‘Nepal was probably one of my favourites because I did horse riding, I went on the longest cable car, and I could see mountains like Mount Everest.
‘I really love travelling and have loads of fun memories.
‘I would recommend it to other children because it can really help 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 commuting costs and save on childcare for Aditi’s two-year-old sister Advita. Aditi in Armenia
Aditi has visited almost every country in Europe as well, despite her tender age – as well as Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. Pictured left in Finland, and right, in Lithuania
Deepak says the family have a tight schedule for their travelling adventures.
‘As soon as school is over or Aditi has an inset day, we pick her up straight from school and head to the airport in her uniform,’ he explained.
‘If she only has two or three days of vacation, we go to places that are only a couple of hours flight away.
‘On Friday evening we go straight to the airport and stay in the city centre, then on Saturday and Sunday we can make full use of those days.
‘We stay in the city centre to save time travelling back and forth to a hotel and we walk a lot – most of the city centre is usually within walking distance.
Deepak says the family have a tight schedule for their travelling adventures. Aditi pictured in Switzerland
Her father Deepak, 43, and mother Avilasha, 36, knew early on that they want their daughter to be well-travelled but didn’t want her education to take a backseat. The family pictured in Switzerland
The family, from Greenwich, south-east London, estimate they spend between £15,000 to £20,000 a year on travel. Aditi pictured in Berlin
‘Normally at home we don’t spend time going to restaurants to save money to spend on our priority travelling – we only eat in restaurants on holiday otherwise we just eat at home.’
The family also ‘avoid taxis where possible’, preferring to stick to public transport.
‘Last year we went to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and then our second baby was born,’ he added.
‘When our second daughter was born, my mum came to stay with us so me and my daughter went to Norway one weekend.
‘On our last holiday we went to some unusual countries – we went to Romania first and then took a four-hour minivan to Moldova while backpacking and then from Moldova we went to San Marino.
‘I was bit worried because we were travelling without mum for the first time… but she managed really well.’