Getting professional photos during our family holidays has never really been something we’ve considered. It’s not that we were opposed to it, we just hadn’t thought of it. We have a decent camera and have always enlisted the help of fellow tourists to take pictures of the whole family. In all honesty, we have been content enough with having the majority of our pictures be of the kids or just one parent. Then we met Jake and Dannie…
Feeling a little stir crazy from being stuck in the house this winter? Or planning a family holiday to a cold destination? Rest easy knowing that there are many activities you can do outside in the winter with your baby. Having the proper winter gear is essential to keep your baby warm and happy while you enjoy your time in a winter wonderland.
If you’ve seen any pictures of me in transit on our trips, you might ask why I’m always wearing the same thing. Don’t I have any other clothes? Well, yes and no. I do wear something similar every time because what I wear is very functional for the travel day. The other side of it is that I’ve been between maternity clothes, nursing clothes, “in-between sizes” clothes, “stay at home with baby/toddler” clothes and back to maternity clothes for the past 3 years. So I haven’t done a lot of shopping…Anyone else relate?
Stroller or baby carrier – which one should you bring on your trip?
Typically, we would suggest travelling as light as possible, but in this instance we recommend bringing both. We always bring (or rent) a travel stroller and our best baby carrier for travel on every trip we take. This gives us the ultimate flexibility depending on the day and which attraction we want to see. It’s not easy knowing which to use in a given situation, so we have shared our experiences below to help you make that decision.
Car trips with kids are always an exercise in keeping the ubiquitous question at bay: ‘Are we there yet?’ Kids are not masters of sitting still for hours at a time, amusing themselves quietly. And if your child can do just that? You are one lucky parent! So you make sure you have treats and toys and things to keep them busy for the duration.
Going to an all-inclusive resort is a great family vacation! If you’ve gone to an all-inclusive resort pre-baby, you know the drill: plane ride, customs, bus ride, welcome drink at resort… ahhh… time to relax with a week of sunshine and unlimited food and drink.
Travelling with a baby will require a little more upfront planning and thought. With the right preparation you will find the trip will be just as easy and enjoyable, but it will most certainly be different! (Isn’t that always the case now?)
There are three good reasons why pickpockets love to prey on tourists: they are distracted, they carry cash and they carry cameras. As a new parent travelling with a baby you are more distracted than most, which puts you even more at risk. This article is not intended to make you paranoid, but instead to help you be more prepared and avoid being pickpocketed.
Try, Learn, Grow… Try, Learn, Grow… My husband and I continually remind each other of this “approach” as we embark on this adventure called parenthood (truthfully, he reminds me more of this than the other way around). Like many new parents, we don’t really have a clue what we are doing. We ask questions, read books, look for advice from seasoned parents then make our own choices based on what we feel will work best for our family. Sometimes we are bang on and sometimes we fail miserably.