On this day in 2007, I published my first Travels with Baby Tips post. 😀 I’d already launched the TravelswithBaby.com site a few years before that, and the blog (then completely separate from the site on blogspot, because that’s how blogs were!) was only intended to help publicize my new book, the FIRST edition Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler.
–>I only planned on doing a 1-paragraph tip once a week for six months–or maybe a year if it seemed to go well.
Eleven years later… so much more than “a blog”!
WELL… here we are, eleven years later! I barely had 2 kids then, and have 3 amazing children now–not to mention the additional website to focus on destinations and experiential family travel FamilyTravel411.com! Do you know what resources have at your fingertips here?
Make sure you aren’t missing out. Scroll down for an overview of all the great Travels with Baby resources that can help with your family’s travels (yes, scroll down, my friend)! 😉
From newborn through five years old, this guide will help give you quick tips and insights to help choose, plan, pack for, and undertake a wide range of vacations with your child(ren). Follow these links to JUMP to the guide you need now: Newborn to 3 Months 3 to 6 Months 6 to 12 Months 12 to 18 Months 18 to 24 Months 2 to 3 Years 3 to 4 Years 4 to 5 Years
Sample from the Ages & Stages series…
Which is the best travel stroller, baby travel bed, convertible car seat, or travel toys for your next trip? I have YEARS of wisdom on the subject and take a close look at what makes baby products great for some trips–and possibly a nightmare for others! Reviews of popular and unique products and some trip-specific advice. Click here for the Best Baby Travel Gear landing page. You might also like to browse Pack This! recommendations for great gadgets, toys, and other helpful products for family travel with small children.
OMGoodness, if you want tips and advice about flying with babies or toddlers, start here! (No, no, forget about a “Top 10 Tips for Flying with a Baby” type of post. Blech!) Over the course of 11 years, I’ve compiled all kinds of tips, advice, and consumer information you need to know BEFORE YOU GO, AT THE AIRPORT, and ON THE AIRPLANE. Click here to go to the Flying with Babies and Toddlers Advice Index page. Sample from the Need-to-Know airline series …
Get actionable advice for travel with car seats on airplanes, in taxis, in foreign countries, plus help for planning family road trips and keeping babies and kids happy in the backseat and preventing carsickness. Whew. Yep, there’s a lot there. 😉 Click here to go to the landing page for Car Seat Travel Advice & Road Trip Tips. Sample pin for road trip safety packing list post…
Simplify, simplify! Rent baby gear for your next family vacatiYes, you CAN rent some of that gear you will need–but only at your destination–in many cities and even countries around the world. Look here for Baby Gear Rental companies (AKA Baby Equipment Hire) across the United States … in Canada … in Europe … South America… in Australia … Africa … and more (click here for the full directory). Pin from the Worldwide Directory of Baby Gear Rentals. Click for post...
Start here for helpful family traveler advice on destinations around the world, whether you want to know how to navigate Paris public transportation with a stroller, finding the best beach for babies and toddlers in Kauai or a baby-friendly dinner show in Branson, or tips for visiting Hanging Bridges with a baby or toddler in Costa Rica. Follow this link to go to the landing page for the Destinations index for TravelswithBaby.com.
PLUS, the Destinations index includes features from my FamilyTravel411.com site as well, where you’ll find turn-key travel plans for great family activities, dining, and lodging in The 411 on Yosemite National Park with Kids … Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos with Kids … Marrakech with Kids … Kyoto with Kids … London, Dublin, Puerto Vallarta, Quebec City, Jerusalem, and more!
But wait, there’s more (of course)!
Of course, there is always the handy SEARCH magnifying glass you can click at the top of the screen to search for any specific terms you might be looking for, eg. “cruise with a baby or toddler” … or “camping tips” … or … And if you really want to play it safe, and get answers to questions you may not even know you should be asking? Pick up your copy of Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler. After all, it’s the book that launched the blog–now in its second edition!
Safe journeys, Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks