Parenthood and Passports - Krakow Poland

Wieliczka salt mines with a baby or toddler

The Wieliczka salt mines are a popular attraction for visitors to Kraków, Poland. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines with a baby or toddler can be done, but parents should be well prepared. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines Wieliczka is located just outside of town, about a 20 minute drive from Old Town. For visitors to Poland, it costs…

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 - Mirabell Garden

Mirabell Garden with a toddler

Salzburg’s Mirabell Garden is the perfect place to spend an afternoon as a family. We took our 19-month-old daughter to the garden in August 2016 during our first family trip to Germany and Austria. Visiting Mirabell Garden with a toddler is a great way to give your little explorer room to roam. Mirabell Garden with…

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 - Family Travel Blogger's Nightmare

A family travel blogger’s nightmare

When you are a family travel blogger you document everything. You take pictures of street signs, your hotel room, your food, the locals… When you are a family travel blogger AND a mother, you have pictures of all of those aforementioned things plus 4,000 pictures of your child on any given trip. It is very…

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…

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 - Flying with a toddler

7 Tips for Flying with a Toddler

The toddler years can be both trying and fun. Toddlers are rambunctious, squirmy and messy. But don’t let the occasional tantrum-throwing prevent you from traveling or flying with a toddler. In fact, I would encourage you to travel more with your child at this age. When I first created this website after our daughter, Avery,…