10 Tips for Traveling to Yosemite with a Toddler

10 Tips for Traveling to Yosemite with a Toddler

1. Make a plan to not really have a plan Beforehand, pick out the activities you are interested in doing. Loosely plan to do one activity each day. For example, we were in Yosemite for three days, so we picked three activities to do while…

A Weekend in Yosemite, with a Toddler

A Weekend in Yosemite, with a Toddler

As Chulengo has gotten into his toddler years, we have found that traveling far from home can often be exhausting. Finding a destination that will entertain him while also allowing us to relax a bit is quite challenging. But this past fall, we discovered that…

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I have learned to pack smart to prepare…

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

As a mama, I am always looking for ways to make life a little bit easier and more predictable.  Haha…predictable, yeah right!  No, but seriously, I am always trying to find ways to make raising a small child a little bit easier.  When we traveled…

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad.…

10 Tips to Enjoy Rome with a Toddler

10 Tips to Enjoy Rome with a Toddler

After spending five days in Tuscany and we headed to Rome for five days.  I won’t lie and tell you that I was excited about the idea of vacationing in Rome with a toddler.  But, it seemed like a crime to travel to Italy and…

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

We just returned from our first international trip with Chulengo.  We explored Switzerland and Italy for two weeks.  And we… SURVIVED!  The flights were a bit challenging, with one being 10 hours and the other being 13 hours.  But we made it.  Traveling with a…

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

My husband and I enjoy international travel because of the many amazing memories we make in the process.  Whether it was getting our car stuck in the mud on the back roads of Costa Rica, hiking through rice paddies in Indonesia, or snorkeling outside of…

Flying with an Infant:  15 Tips to Make Your Flight Easier

Flying with an Infant: 15 Tips to Make Your Flight Easier

Preparing to take a flight with an infant is no easy task.  We have taken Chulengo on over a dozen round-trip flights in his first ten months of life.  Because we moved when Chulengo was only seven months old, we took many trips to our…