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Having a baby doesn’t mean your travelling life is over for good. It is probably best to stay close to home in the first three months so the baby wouldn’t catch something. After that, it is better to travel with a baby before he or she starts walking since that will keep them out of trouble and you won’t have to run after them. Although travelling will never be what is was pre-baby, it is possible and can be done if you are flexible and plan strategically.
Around the World with a Newborn
Here are some tips and tricks on how to travel smart with your baby without losing your mind.
Your baby will require a lot of attention and soothing so you will have significantly less time for taking in the scenery or anything else you usually do. You will also have more things to carry around with you and long periods of walking might be out of the question. Babies usually attract a lot of attention and people start talking to you much more often in a friendly, positive way, which makes travelling with a baby somewhat of a different experience. The best thing you can do is be flexible without expecting to do or see much. Instead, focus on the ...
When my kids were younger, both of them absolutely adored Yogi Bear and his pal Boo Boo, we even have a black Lab named Yogi and Maltese cross named Boo Boo thanks to them! That obviously means that Jellystone Park is ALWAYS on our list of fun summer destinations – no matter what we do that year. For those of you that don’t know – Jellystone Park is based on Yellowstone Park!
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And whether you’re a Yogi Bear fan or not, and no matter how old you are, Yellowstone Park is one of those places that you absolutely have to visit at least once in your life! We usually stay outside the park for a week or more at a time, and of course we have our ‘pic-a-nic’ baskets stocked full of bait intended to lure Yogi from his cave and enjoy day tripping or a couple of nights in the park.
A friend recently asked me for inspiration so I’ve consulted with mine and put together a list of all their favorite places to go and things to do to help her out and make sure her kids have as much fun as mine always do.
My first word is to make sure you ALWAYS have plenty of water, a pic-a-nic basket with snacks and real food...
Our Home Away From Home By: Rebecca and Sean Karlin from www.campfireshenanigans.com
Right before our 3rd child Alexis was born, we decided to buy a travel trailer. At the time we were living in Illinois and decided what a great way to see the country. We could take our house with us and not have to worry about airports, rental cars, eating out all the time, and dealing with expensive hotels with our growing family. (We had rented a class c motor home 8 months prior and stayed at a KOA near Starved Rock State Park and loved the experience.) Shortly after purchasing our travel trailer, we relocated to Arizona and are seeing a different part of the country.
Make sure that there are activities for kids. In between sightseeing, it is fun for them to take advantage of some of the kid friendly activities that the campground offers like, hayrides, ice cream socials and fossil and rock finding expeditions. Some campgrounds have a stream where you can go fishing.
In Amsterdam, let’s do like Amsterdammers! Almost everybody rides a bike. It is impressive to watch what Dutch people can do with their bikes: carry one, two, even three children, shopping bags, umbrellas, and even a couch on a trailer! It is truly a great European city for biking: short distances, bike lanes almost everywhere, and cars accustomed to all the bikes around. And it’s so much more fun for kids than walking! You can easily find rental bikes. We liked Mac Bike , located in the train station and other city points. They have a great choice: adult and child bikes of course, bike seats for babies and children, and even “bakfiets » (box bikes). We loved to explore the Jordaan area by bike. It used to be an old popular area, and turns into a hype district. There you can stroll in small quiet lanes, along the canals with beautifully flowered barges, then rest on a nice terrace close to the water... What a lovely area, away from the crowds!
Bicycling around Amsterdam
The heat is no fun in the middle of summer, especially if you are traveling with kids. Most kids just don’t handle extreme temperatures very well, which means you might spend your vacation with crying, overheated kids. That isn’t fun for anybody! Thankfully, with some careful planning and preparation, they don’t have to suffer through the heat and you won’t have to suffer through the whining and tears!
Check out these ways you can beat the heat while you’re on vacation with your kids.
If it seems like the weather during your vacation will be exceptionally hot, you may want to plan a trip to a waterpark. Spending a day there might give your kids the break they need from walking around in the sun or spending a little too much time on the beach. Plus, it’s fun for the whole family! Who doesn’t love cooling down on some water slides?
Always have the right snacks and drinks. Bring plenty of water! Most theme parks, museums and other attractions allow you to bring your own water bottle. If your kids don’t particularly like water, try to make it a little more fun for them to drink by letting them pick out their own special,...
Do you watch National Lampoon’s Vacation movies before having kids? You probably had some good laughs. Unfortunately, most parents don’t think the movies are as funny, because they are a stark reminder of the nightmares a poorly planned trip can become.
If you are traveling with children, you need to plan your trip carefully. You also need to make sure they have all the comforts they need, so they don’t drive you nuts.
Here are some tips to plan a wonderful, relaxing getaway with your children.
Single adult and young couple in their 20s love taking trips to Las Vegas, Panama Beach, Miami and other party cities. Your priorities will change after you have children, so these destinations won’t be ideal.
Choose the Location Carefully
There are a number of great travel destinations for families with young children. Here are some great tips to consider:
The idea was conceived last October on a flight from Rome to Los Angeles. My wife, Lisa, and I were discussing what to get our kids for the upcoming Christmas, when it suddenly occurred to us to give them the gift of travel. Instead of giving them material gifts, we would give them the travel experience of a lifetime.
Over the next 8 months, we planned an epic tour of Italy. The trip began in Rome with additional stays in Florence, Monterosso Al Mare, Naples and Salerno. We used these locations as a base camp for additional day trips to Venice, Vernazza, Manorolla, Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii.
As it turns out, most Italian hotel rooms are designed for a maximum of 4 occupants. Finding rooms for a family of 5 was quite difficult. Our goal was to find suites or apartments that could accommodate all 5 of us. We didn't want to separate into 2 rooms if possible. The difficulty of our search was compounded by the fact that all 3 of our kids are teenagers. Our 2 boys are both 6 feet tall, so the use of rollaway beds was out of the question.
With a lot of research and planning, we were finally able to find accommodations that met our goals. Following are...
It’s true, I’m shoe obsessed. So when Saks recently opened a stand alone shoe store in Greenwich and had a fab opening party with free flowing champagne, you know I was there. So what shoe did I choose for this splashy affair? Peep toe Louboutins?...
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I just announced a giveaway on my site for a three night stay at Atlantis Bahamas. To win you need to watch the YouTube series that we created with Atlantis and comment on the videos. For as many people who have entered the giveaway, I...
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Seriously. Atlantis is giving away a three-night stay at Atlantis’ Royal Towers – right here on Luxury Travel Mom! It’s a stay for two – so take your favorite girlfriend or daughter. Do a mommy and me trip ...
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Planning a trip to Atlantis can be overwhelming: Which tower to stay in? Meal plan or no meal plan? How old do you have to be to swim with dolphins? How tall do you have to be to ride the water slides? I recently...
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Just because the kids beg to go to Atlantis doesn’t mean they get to have all the fun. Atlantis has some of the best nightlife in the Caribbean. It’s great for girlfriend getaways, mom and dad time, or in my case, Mommy/Macie time. The first time we...
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10 reasons why your kids will love a vacation in Dubai
Dubai’s magnetic attractions are as addictive to the kids as it is for the adults. Dubai has always depicted itself as a family destination and has lived up to its image. The city has a host of family and kid friendly attractions across all ages.
Here are some of the best things to do in Dubai with kids that are sure to make it their ultimate playground.
One of the best-known attractions of the Dubai mall, the Dubai Ice rink is loved by kids, no matter the age. The Olympic-sized rink has special facilities for kids to enjoy the best of the skate sessions while having loads of fun. Bringing the best of ice skating saga to the desert, the ice rink is completely safe for children. Even if your child is new to skating, rest assured he/she will enjoy the best of ice in the hands of expert instructors.
Take your children to see the world’s biggest acrylic aquarium having 33000 animal species at the Dubai mall. One of the most loved attractions of the Dubai mall, the Dubai aquarium has both saltwater and freshwater species. Right next to it is the underwater zoo...
Meet the newest member of the momtourage – Kate Gillan. Kate is mom to three kids under the age of five. A native Jersey Girl, she is an expert on traveling the East Coast, and is married to a Bostonian. She has rented houses in...
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Our favorite restaurants and best advice on where to eat at Atlantis Bahamas.
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Thinking about visiting Martha’s Vineyard? Or “The Vineyard” as it’s known? I have not been yet, but I’ve always wondered where to stay, what to do and how to do it. Kate Gillan is the newest member of the momtourage and she spends summers...
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Looking for a luxe hotel in New York that has space for the kids but won’t break the bank? The Conrad in Battery Park is not too expensive, not too cheap, it’s just right. What we loved: Each of the 463...
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Deer Valley is home to the ultimate apres ski venue, a super luxe yurt where they pour endless amounts of Veuve Clicquot. It’s not really apres ski, more in medias ski, as it’s only open from 11-2. It’s on the snow just between the...
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I know, you’re thinking of the poncho your 7th grade art teacher wore. The one who liked to play Joan Baez and taught you macrame. Oh, that’s just me? Ponchos are a great layering piece for fall. Hard to wear in winter because you...
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Our fave hotel on the Upper West Side, the Hotel Belleclaire is hosting an entire week of fall family activities. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to join in the fun, the schedule is listed below, just come on by. Keaton and I...
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Atlantis is more than just an amazing water park, here are some of our favorite indoor activities.
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The Mentawai Islands offers families an adventurous trip of a lifetime without the stress of having to entertain the kids. Imagine, empty white sandy beaches extending into clear warm water whilst your children are amused all day long.
Macaronis Surf Resort turns this into reality. They are the premiere family surf resort in the Mentawai Islands. However, the Mentawai Islands offer so much more than just amazing surfing, there are tons of great child-friendly activities so finally both the kids and parents can all have a holiday.
Here is a list of 15 fun activities for kids staying on the Mentawai Islands that will keep them entertained for the entirety of your trip!
There are some of the best waves on the planet surrounding the islands, and one perfect beach break located a short paddle from the resort, ideal for beginners to learn how to surf. Kids can enjoy surfing lessons with all gear available at the resort. Lessons are available for all levels so no one has to miss out.
Discover the beautiful coral reefs and exotic fish surrounding the islands. The resort provides all the necessary gear to keep your kids uncovering the wonders...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the young Prince and Princess recently completed their visit to Canada, the popular royals taking in the delights of British Columbia.
Known as ‘Super, Natural British Columbia,' the province is blessed with amazing geographical diversity, which means there is an equally amazing variety of places to see and things to do. From cosmopolitan Vancouver, once described as “Manhattan with mountains,” to its rainforest, desert and snow capped peaks.
The Kate Middleton effect (also known as the Duchess effect) is the trend effect Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is reported to have on others. It’s no secret that Kate’s keen fashion sense often leads to websites crashing and brands selling out just hours after press photos are released, so a reported increase in interest and bookings for BC after the family’s latest tour should come as no surprise.
The young mother of two extremely adorable tots, 16-month-old Charlotte and her three-year-old brother, George charmed press and residents alike, their regal duties starting with a star appearance at a children’s tea party in Victoria. Charlotte’s royal tour debut, all eyes, including...
The world is big and there are many things to be explored; every corner has something beautiful to be explored. If you think that your children have seen it all, you're wrong. From adventure trails to rollercoasters, performances to experiments, there are many beautiful places in the world to visit. As children get older, they start getting interested in other activities instead of spending time with their family. As such, this is the ideal time for parents to take them to these amazing places where they will enjoy and spend quality time with the family.
Do you want an amazing family vacation? If yes, then what are you still waiting for? Pack your bags and enjoy your vacation with your kids. Here are the 25 most beautiful places in the world to take your babies before they're grown:
The museum of science based in Boston captures and illustrates every kid’s mind. It’s also important for your baby to understand the science that usually makes their gadgets to work. Your kids can explore the techniques and story behind IMAX films and 4-D films. There are also several public events and exhibits that they can enjoy.
Didn’t know there was a thing called “transition wardrobe”? You’re not alone. I grew up in Seattle and we didn’t have winter clothes, summer clothes, fall clothes, transition clothes – we had clothes. When I moved to Greenwich I learned about transition wear the hard...
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