Parenthood and Passports - international traveling with babies and toddlers

Traveling with babies and toddlers: Differences you’ll notice abroad

When you travel internationally, you learn to adapt to your environment.¬† But when you are traveling with a baby or toddler who hasn’t yet learned how to adapt to change, you come to appreciate the small things… and at times you miss those comforts from home that make life easier. Changing tables, playgrounds, high chairs,…

Parenthood and Passports - Tikal with a baby or toddler

Visiting Tikal with a baby or toddler

Tikal is a phenomenal park, but for many families with small children visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site seems intimidating. Perhaps it’s the sheer amount of walking and climbing. Maybe it’s the journey into Guatemala. Or possibly the thought of spending hours in the hot Central American sun with a little one in tow. But,…

Parenthood and Passports - Open Letter to Pilots

An open letter to pilots and flight attendants

Before I get to the real point of this letter, let me first start off by saying thank you. I realize your primary job is to see to it that the hundreds of passengers sharing the giant tube in the sky with you arrive safely at their final destinations. And I appreciate that. I really…

Parenthood and passports - A Baby's Memory

A Baby’s Memory and Why Travel Matters

How much does a baby actually remember? Somewhere in a baby’s memory bank are there experiences from infancy that will somehow feel familiar one day, but they won’t know why? Or are our little one’s memories fleeting soon after they happen? I tend to think it’s the former. The other day, my friend left a…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling makes kids smarter

Traveling Makes Children Smarter

Benefits of traveling for children Our daughter is only 15 months old, so it might be a bit premature to call her a “genius”, but I’m fairly certain she is going to be one smart cookie. No, she isn’t reciting Shakespearean sonnets quite yet, in fact she really only has about five words in her…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling with a toddler

Traveling – or doing anything – with a toddler

Toddlers. They’re an interesting breed of humans, aren’t they? These tiny, messier versions of other humans make everything in life an adventure. I had a play date with a friend of mine last week who has a son seven weeks older than our toddler, Avery. Originally, I suggested a nice dinner out with our adorable…

Parenthood and Passports - Hanging Bridges Costa Rica

You No Speak English…

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea..DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. (That is if English is not the main language.) A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my life my travels consisted of staying inside the friendly borders of The…

Parenthood and Passports - child care at Jackson Hole

Something finally clicked

I don’t know what happened or how it happened. Maybe it was just a fluke, but I’m certainly hoping it was not. For the first time in my daughter’s 13 months of life, traveling with her was easy. Last week, we went to Jackson Hole for one final chance to play in the snow before…

Parenthood and Passports

Equal and Opposite Vacation Rule

We have a rule in our marriage. For every winter vacation, there must be an equal and opposite warm weather vacation. This is something we decided a long time ago while Damon and I were still dating. You see, my husband loves to ski and I, on the other hand, love sunshine, tank tops, and…

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