North America

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

A toddler gets close to a picture of a seal at the San Diego Zoo

Our 2.5 year old daughter loves zoo animals – she would visit the zoo every day if she had a chance. It was a no-brainer to add the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park to our itinerary when we were looking for things to do in San Diego with a toddler and a baby. We were excited to take her to see the many animals that aren’t found in our local zoo, especially the pandas, polar bears, koalas and orangutans.

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Visiting Ottawa in Winter with a Baby

Ottawa Parliament

My husband and I both love to travel, but traveling with a baby for the first time and doing it in the winter was new for us. I have family living in Ottawa, Canada and we have visited several times over the years. Ottawa is beautiful, has a small town feel, great food and the downtown core is easy to get around in! There are so many things to do in Ottawa in the winter, as we learned while traveling with our baby.

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Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park with a Baby

Hiking with baby in carrier in Acadia National Park

When we decided to have a baby, we also decided that we would not stop doing the things we love. For us that includes traveling and hiking. We knew that traveling and hiking with a baby would be a little different, and we’ve quickly learned to embrace life and travel at a slower pace. (Literally- when you are carrying a 13lb baby on your chest, you’re forced to slow down a bit!)

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