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.
I’ve had a few people beat around the bush trying to ask me how we’ve afforded to travel so much with kids. Finances are a funny thing aren’t they, to be so private? I was raised with pretty clear financial advice: spend less than you make, save and invest the rest. So that’s my answer, … Continue reading How To: Budget for an Extended Trip.
With kids, aspects of our travel style have certainly changed. Some of the biggest differences we see with travelling with kids include: 1.) Meals. B.K. (before kids): We’d spend the morning wandering the streets looking for the best bakery we could find, grab a window seat and watch the city wake up over a coffee … Continue reading Travel Before vs. After Kids.
We hit up a lot of playgrounds, as parents that are travelling with small kids. It's free, it gets the energy out, and it's nice social time for Henry. Our part of North America that we call home typically features the same old plastic play area regardless of park, and includes a ladder to a … Continue reading Toddler Tuesday: Playgrounds of Europe.
I was worried about the ferry crossing from Italy (Bari) to Albania (Durres) because despite finding countless reviews online, it seemed that regardless of ferry line, all of them were bad and no one said why. Was it dangerous? Were these notoriously rough waters? What was the problem? I didn't see a strong alternative to getting … Continue reading GNV Review: Ferry Crossing From Italy to Albania.
Ask most people about driving in Rome and their response is that it’s “crazy." My feedback is as follows: think of every driver’s training rule you’ve heard and throw it out the window. If you can get your head around there being apparently no regulations, you’ll be fine! Examples include: 1.) If you can fit, you’re … Continue reading How To: Drive in Rome.