Happy holidays, friends! Since I subscribe to the Amy Poehler school of traveling with children, I thought I should call in an expert to offer more appropriate advice for traveling with a baby during the busy holiday travel season. Luckily, my old friend Imogen has a baby and lots of good advice, please join me in welcoming her to Bite-sized Travel!
The holidays have descended which means a lot cross-continent air travel is near. When I was a graduate student, this meant lugging a backpack full of Ontario wine through Security and returning with a backpack full of Nova Scotia pepperoni [Krista: we have a special kind here, people enjoy it]. Oh, how times have changed. Now, a trip Back East involves a baby, stroller, car seat, diaper bag, breast pump bag, frozen milk, the list goes on. So in the spirit of Christmas/Hanukkah/generic holiday Season, here’s a few travel tips to ease the burden of flying with a baby, especially if you’re doing it alone or for the first time.
We are knee-deep in the busy holiday travel season and there is no shortage of internet tips for packing and surviving long flights. In fact, I’ve already covered it with my recent 29-hour flight to South Africa. However, I left out one piece of information that is critical for long flights: a seat-back survival pack.
“What is this?” you may ask, “A Canadianism for ‘a handful of sleeping pills?’” Continue reading
Today’s a very exciting day because tomorrow I leave for South Africa! Imagine some triumphant trumpets blasting away.
I’ve already detailed my steps to planning this adventure in Phase 1 and Phase 2 and while I’ve been a busy beaver wrapping up all of my work and other commitments before heading out the door, the rest of my planning has been in the background.
The short version: I’ve been chucking things on my dining room table as I walk by, “I may need this, I may wear that.” Over time, stuff piled up on my dining room table. Now it’s time to sort through the “maybes” and get serious about packing a bag.
I have finally given in and joined Pinterest. I’m still not sure what to do with it, but if you’d like to follow along as I muddle through it, come on down!
Where to Buy Luxe Travel Sized Goodies (Meghan’s Guilty Pleasures Travel Blog) A well-curated selection of links to online shops to buy travel-sized things.
23 Things I Would Like In My Hotel Room (Y Travel Blog) Free wireless internet earns my eternal love and a glowing recommendation. It’s funny, the more expensive the accommodation, the more likely you’ll pay for internet, while budget accommodations often throw it in for free.
10 Safety Mistakes Women Shouldn’t Make When Traveling Alone (Smarter Travel) Some good reminders as I prepare for an adventure this fall.
Foolproof Travel Outfit (Travelista) Travel, packing & style normally fit into a couple of categories: lightweight “adventure gear” and super stylish piles of stuff. Travelista suggests my kind of travel outfit and a packing light how-to that is common sense and stylin’.
5 Tips for Delicious Food Photos (Mashable) With the amount of food photography going on out there, we have a collective responsibility to take good food pics.
South Africans encouraged to take a break (South African Tourism) The South African Minister of Tourism validates my idea of traveling in your own country like a tourist.
Hey, did you hear: I’m going to South Africa! Having wanted to make this trip for most of my life, I’m really excited about it and very focused on my preparation.
I’m going from here to here
During last week’s post about Phase 1 of planning, I covered the “big things:” where, when, who, and how. This week, I’m getting into the weeds.