10 reasons to travel with your baby before 2 years old

It can be scary taking your under-two-year-old baby on a trip. A day at home can easily fall to pieces with a missed nap, cranky feeding, or weird mood. Who knows what the road will hold?

More importantly, you might wonder if you can handle the stressors of baby + travel without throwing yourself on the floor and crying it out.

I’m sure you can do it — you’ve weathered worse situations and emerged with … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | August 19, 2016
Category: Family Travel

Have baby, will travel: options for baby’s first trip

baby travel thumbHow long has it been since you settled into a train seat for a relaxing ride? Or caught a plane for a weekend getaway?

Instead your days have been spent teaching your baby how to sleep or wiping spit-up. But once you hit the two-month-old mark, your baby’s big eyes are gulping in the world.

Give that ceaseless curiosity … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | July 6, 2016
Category: Family Travel

5 baby-friendly destinations for baby’s first trip

baby travel thumbThe road is beckoning.

Your wanderlust has woken from its brief nap during pregnancy. Now you want to smell the planes’ exhaust permanently lingering in the airport, wake in an unfamiliar bed in an unknown city and venture to find breakfast. You need to travel.

Only this time a new partner in crime will accompany you: your … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | June 1, 2016
Category: Family Travel

7 Best baby products for travel

Let’s dispel one myth right away: that you can’t travel with your baby.

When I announced my pregnancy, the second thing people said after “congratulations” was, “better get all your traveling out of the way now. Once your baby comes, you won’t be able to go on so many trips.”

That’s a viewpoint based entirely on your mindset and attitude.

Sure, traveling with a baby will be a challenge. But traveling already presents a challenge … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | May 11, 2016
Category: Family Travel, Travel Gear

Biking Tasmania with 6 kids: Meet the Rickards

“It was time for something different,” says Jacqui Rickard. “Our kids are getting older so it was a good time.”

Thus began their adventure. Jacqui and her husband, James Rickard, hit the road with their six children (ranging in age from two to 12 years old) to spend four weeks biking Tasmania and Australia.

That was in September 2015.

They haven’t stopped yet. They spent a week in New Zealand, two weeks in Vancouver, and … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | April 6, 2016
Category: Family Travel, On The Road

Notes from the 9th month

I’ve been on a journey these last nine months. Yet I don’t have a tally of how many miles I’ve traveled, countries visited, or new foods eaten.

My journey has taken a different path. Where at journey’s end, I’ll emerge member of a special group of travelers: those who have gone before and now dispense their wisdom on me.

It’s a journey unlike any I’ve ever been on before. While I haven’t left the country of my … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | February 10, 2016
Category: Family Travel, Lifestyle Design

How to educate a child while traveling

When families first announce their plans for extended travel, many of them are hit with repeated questions about their child’s education. Too often, the parents of traveling kids are seen as selfish. Adults feeding their own desires at the expense of their child’s education and “normal” school experience.

The reality is that most traveling parents have thought long and hard about what their child’s education will look like on the road. The vast majority are … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | March 12, 2015
Category: Family Travel

Ways travel enhances education

Families traveling the world with their children get asked a whole lot of questions. Topping the list are questions about their children’s education. It seems everyone wants to know what these traveling kids are learning, how, and with whom. And these questions don’t really stop as the kids get older. Ask any young adult taking a gap year abroad and they will inevitably tell you that one of the biggest fears expressed by those closest … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (1)  | February 12, 2015
Category: Family Travel, Youth Travel

How young is too young to travel?

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How young is too young to travel? It’s a question that comes up whenever the subject of family travel arises. Some worry about the risk of illness for infants on the road. Others have fears that their child will reject every food option that isn’t chicken fingers and starve. Concerns about water, weather, and boredom … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (4)  | January 29, 2015
Category: Family Travel