Ask Shelly: Recommended backpack diaper bag for travel?

Ask Shelly: Recommended backpack diaper bag for travel?

I had this recent question from another Shelly with one ‘e’, and thought this is a great topic to look at from several points of view and experiences. So I put the question out there to some Travels with Baby facebook fans and some fellow family travel bloggers and included their responses below. If you…

Ask Shelly: Should we cruise to the Bahamas without a passport for our 2-year-old?

Ask Shelly: Should we cruise to the Bahamas without a passport for our 2-year-old?

Here are some very important details all travelers should be aware of if considering a Caribbean cruise without passports. Hi Shelly, We have been planning on cruising to the Bahamas with our two year old (probably stupidly) with just a birth certificate. We leave from Orlando, cruise to Freeport, Nassau, and then back to Orlando, thus…

Ask Shelly: How to find weekly vacation apartment rentals in Argentina – and elsewhere?

Ask Shelly: How to find weekly vacation apartment rentals in Argentina – and elsewhere?

Three weeks in Argentina? Not envious. At all. 😉 Robin writes: Hello Shelly, I had a question about apartment rental.  We are planning a big trip in November with an almost 4 year old and 18 month old (at that time) to Argentina.  The idea is to pick 3 cities and spend a week in…

Ask Shelly: Best way to fly to Paris with baby using American Airlines miles?

Ask Shelly: Best way to fly to Paris with baby using American Airlines miles?

Having just recently flown from San Francisco to Paris with 4 out of 5 of us using AA miles, I had to smile when I saw this email waiting for me:

Hi Shelly,

I am planning a trip to see my grandmere in France with my husband and toddler.  Chase will be 15 months when we plan to travel in April.  We have AA points we would like to use.  Unfortunately (click here to continue reading)

Ask Shelly: Best winter weekend getaway with a baby in Northern California?

Ask Shelly: Best winter weekend getaway with a baby in Northern California?

On the surface, a first getaway with baby may seem more about what the parents want and need–and if you’ve been doing battle with the evening fussies, various post-partum adjustments, and slaying pile after pile of laundry on a severely limited sleep schedule, I think that’s perfectly reasonable, don’t you?! However, no one should underestimate…

You asked: What are YOUR rights when using a car seat on airplanes?

You asked: What are YOUR rights when using a car seat on airplanes?

A reader’s comment from last week’s blog post: Will your child’s car seat be allowed on the airplane? has proven once again that not all airlines are created equal in the eyes of parents. In fact, this mother’s recent experience with United Airlines is enough to make you wonder if anyone at United actually knows the…