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 - Things my Toddler Taught me about traveling

3 Things My toddler taught me about traveling

Before I became a mother, traveling was admittedly a lot different. My husband and I would go 90 miles an hour, trying to cram a million things into a day, then stop for beers at a local pub, stay for a few hours then drag our exhausted butts back to the hotel and crash. The…

Parenthood and Passports - Long flight with a toddler

What a long flight with a toddler is really like

How our first long flight with a toddler began A blowout… Clear up the back and all over her clothes. That is how our toddler’s first long-haul flight from the United States to Europe officially started. Before we were even taxiing to the runway, our 18-month-old was stripped down to just a diaper. We had…

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…

Passports - What to do if you leave something on a plane

Planning a toddler-friendly trip to Belize

My husband and I have always been extremely active people. Prior to children, a beach vacation never actually involved relaxing on the beach. We have gone swimming with dolphins, sharks, manatees, sting rays, and sea lions. We’ve also jet skied, snorkeled, boated, and hiked. We’ve always gone exploring to the extreme in whatever island or…

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…