On our trip from Amsterdam to Singapore we had a 9 hours layover at Heathrow. What to do being stuck at an airport with a very active toddler? Of course, go out to explore the city if you can (just be sure to have enough time to return). If you, for any reason, cannot or don’t want, read on.
Many people are afraid of flying with small children, there are even some doctors advising against it. That is understandable as travelling with a baby or toddler is definitely not easier than without, but it has its charm. Continue reading “How to Survive a Flight with a Small Child”
Lille, France. Our firstborn is 8 months today and we are celebrating it with our first real travel together as a family of 3. Continue reading “First travel with 8 mo baby”
We were super excited about a promising-to-be very interesting part of our 6-weeks travel through Canada, that was a 2-weeks drive through the Rocky mountains.
We had planned it beforehand yet we couldn’t have known that we would land amidst a thick smoke coming from our destination – apparently, we came right in the middle of a wildfire period, having been roaring there for a month already. Wildfires hit the region every year to a certain extend. That summer, due to heatwaves and little to no rain, the wildfires were especially fierce. What were we supposed to do? Cancel the whole mountain trip, with all the booked accommodations and giving up our hopes to see the beauty of the natural wonders The Rocky Mountains contain or take the risk and stick to the plan? We were mostly concerned of our safety, also taking into account the air which was far from clear.
We arrived in Toronto in the middle of a summer day and, not wanting to lose a single moment, headed to explore the sights right away. Continue reading “One week in Toronto with a one year old”
Northern Italy is a great destination to travel with kids. Starting from the airport there are not only changing pillows, but also kids toilets and washbasins, which you will also find at malls and museums. In most restaurants there are high chairs and in some even playgrounds, also lots of them in cities and at campings. And what an attitude! Our 1,5 year old daughter was showered with hearty smiles and sweet words all the time. Bella, bellissima, bimba we heard a lot walking the cobblestoned streets or hiking trails, sitting in trattorias or pizzerias.
Every next day of this vacation was better than the previous. We stayed at an ordinary apartment, then a farm, then with beautiful views and then at an ancient castle with mountain views. We started with Verona and proceeded more to the north, ending at the magnificent Lago di Garda.
November can be a wonderful time to catch the summer by its tail without leaving Europe. When it’s cold and rainy and the days are short at home, you can take off the bulky clothes, jump into the ocean and get some tan within a few flight hours reach, at the Canarian Islands. Well, you’ll most likely jump out of the ocean as quickly as in, as the water is not really relaxing but still warmer than in May and definitely not colder than the North Sea during the hottest period.