What’s the deal with hating on cruises? So many people roll their eyes and say they don’t want to be herded on and off the ship with a thousand other tourists, or that they don't see it as “real” travel. Here is my defence. 1.) When a cruise rocks into town they have done the … Continue reading I Am Not Above Cruising.
Guys, I’m a genius. Both of our boys have been bottle fed and I totally face-palmed myself for all the wasted time we spent before I came up with this easy peasy idea. Pre-brilliance, we would pack cold milk in a thermos, bring a bottle, and when it was time to eat we’d look for … Continue reading How To: Travel With a Bottle Fed Baby.
I booked over three months of travel in about two weeks worth of nap and bed times, and let me tell you, it sucks the fun right out of travel planning to do so much at once. With small kids though (we flew out when Henry was just over two years old, and Tom was … Continue reading How To: Choose a Hotel When Travelling With Small Children.
Should you pack your car seat? If you are doing a variety of travel types (meaning, flying to Paris, taking a train to Rome, driving to Switzerland and flying home), rent the car seat. Just because you can bring it doesn’t mean you have to. They’re bulky and cumbersome when you’re also bringing luggage and … Continue reading Toddler Tuesday: The Great Car Seat Debate.
I believe this to be a trait that is native to the cruiser as I haven’t seen it elsewhere in our travels, but what is the deal with precisely matching your travel partner? I'm not talking “Lordy Lordy Pete is 40” themed neon orange t-shirts on a certain night, I’m talking going out and purchasing matching … Continue reading Match-Matchy Cruise Attire.
Here is a glimpse at some of the times that Henry took a little rest on a public floor. This is not a tantrum, nor is it associated with any strong emotion…just a little rest. In fact, as I write this in a cafe, there is a little girl about four laying on the ground, … Continue reading Toddler Tuesdays: Lying Down in Public.
Crowds! Rome is my all-time favourite city in the world, but it isn’t ideal with an active toddler if you're trying to see the main sights. In dense areas, strollers can be tricky because people crowd in shoulder to shoulder to get close to the attractions (we’ve also seen many a broke down stroller with … Continue reading Why We Rented a Hiking Backpack in Downtown Rome.
Did you know that most major cities offer rentals for baby items? Things like cribs, high chairs, strollers and even boxes of toys can be rented on a per diem rate. We rented a hiking backpack in three locations having it delivered to our hotel and picked up on our departure. For us, the debate … Continue reading Toddler Tuesdays: Baby Item Rentals.
Oh Germany. We’ve been a few times (four to be exact) and while it is lovely architecture, and the natural beauty is certainly there, we just didn’t seem to vibe this go-around. Travelling with kids is not without its challenges and I found Germany to be the least welcoming to children of any of the … Continue reading Country Spotlight: Germany with Kids.