Maternity leave and backpacking don’t mix too well. But not for Karen Edwards (31) and her husband Shaun Bayes from Ireland. They took their 10 weeks old baby girl Esmé on a world trip for several months. Esmé could just be the youngest backpacker in the world…

The couple are experienced backpackers and hope too convince more mother to do this. You can see more of the family trips on www.instagram.com/travelmadmum/.