Priya Tanna is Editor-in-Chief of Vogue India, and has been since its launch issue in September, 2007. Previously editor of After Hours, Rouge (the women’s supplement for The Times of India,) Time and Style, and Femina Girl (which she also launched) she was the obvious choice when Condé Nast extended the Vogue family into India. She has one son.
Q: What is your first childhood memory of travel?
My earliest memory of travel is playing in the pool and on the beach in Goa with my parents. We always spent our Diwali holidays there without fail.
Q: Where have you had your best holiday to date?
Most of my holidays have given me beautiful memories. One holiday that particularly stands out was driving through Spain with my husband. From the art to the architecture, the beaches to the clubs, every experience was a memorable one.
Q: Where was the first place you went with a little one in tow?
My first holiday with my son was to Goa as it had been my first holiday spot when I was little. The tradition was passed on to him.
Q: How do you find the experience of travelling with children generally?
Travelling with children is a different experience from being on a couple’s holiday. It can be great fun, and can provide for great bonding time, as long as you engineer your holiday to make it child-friendly.
Q: What is your must-have travel accessory when away with children?
An iPad loaded with child-friendly apps!
Q: And top tips for travel with kids?
I think it’s important to toss some of your disciplinary habits when you go away on holiday, for example, what they eat and what time they sleep. Being too fastidious on a holiday can ruin a great trip. Go with the flow, enjoy the moments and the company, and let everything else come second.