As someone who has written about travel on the internet for 8 years, I was keen to explore family travel as soon as possible after having my daughter, Indiana. Of course, the reality was a little different than expected (turns out motherhood is actually quite tricky) and we didn’t get around to taking our first trip abroad as a family until she was 10 months old.
My husband is a world traveler and the one who usually plans our trips with crazy, detailed itineraries and a ton of places to stop. We are now first time parents and things have changed a lot! We have a 16 month old toddler and with that, I knew we wouldn’t be able to travel the way we did before or do all of the things that we had planned. I’ll admit it right now, I was stressed and scared to travel with a baby.
This is us – Manuel, Julia and little Mrs T. We live in beautiful Vienna, Austria and love to travel. We recently went to Madrid with our toddler to visit my sister-in-law, who was teaching at a Spanish school at that time, and my husband was running the EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Half-Marathon.
Living in London, we’re very fortunate to have Europe right at our fingertips. One of our very favorite destinations so far has been a week in Lisbon with toddlers. We were able to take advantage of off-peak prices and the nice weather in Lisbon in September. Lisbon, Portugal truly was one of the best holidays with toddlers (1.5 and 3 years old): beautiful parks and playgrounds, sunny beaches, trams and ferries to ride, amazing food, and interesting streets and alleys to explore.
We are a travel loving family from the USA with two little girls. At the start of 2017, when our kids were 18 months and 3.5 years old we decided to accept a work assignment to Italy for my husband’s job and have been exploring Italy and the rest of Europe since then. We had an opportunity to travel to the Bavarian Alps when our girls were 2.5 and 5 and loved it so much that we decided to go again the following summer.
When someone asks the question ”what is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?” I smile, and without hesitation I give my response.
Although many people think of it as the Sin City of Europe, Amsterdam is actually a great family-friendly destination that attracts many parents with babies and toddlers. The capital of the Netherlands offers numerous baby-friendly activities both indoors and outdoors. From pancake restaurants to museums packed with interactive displays and parks with playgrounds, there is to plenty to look forward to when visiting Amsterdam with a baby or toddler.
Not travelling with a baby? Don’t run away yet! You’ll still find all the best options for transportation from the Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Rome city center here.
When you arrive in a city, you want the cheapest and easiest way to get from the airport to your hotel without much hassle. We always like to consider all the options available for transport from airport to city center. Why? Because public transportation options tend to be much less expensive and sometimes are even faster.
This guest post was written by Camille Spanjaard of baby’tems where you can rent all your baby equipment needs while visting Paris.
Yes, Paris IS kid-friendly! As a Parisian mom and founder of baby’tems, I can guarantee families traveling with kids will have fun in the city. But of course, most of the addresses Parisian families visit are not in the travel guides. Here are my Top 5 100% family-friendly cafes in Paris, places where no one will look at you strangely when entering with a stroller or young children, where you’ll be able to relax, enjoy, take time and let your kids move and play!
This guest post was written by Olivera of MamaRent.com where you can rent all your baby equipment for your trip in Venice, Brenta Riviera and Padua.
Just the mention of Venice, Italy conjures up images of a romantic gondola ride along the canals. If you are travelling with a baby or toddler, a romantic gondola ride might just need to wait for a subsequent visit, but you can still make your trip to Venice incredibly memorable.