Ottawa – Montreal – 1000 Islands in a Week with Baby

After an 8 hour night flight, we landed in Toronto when the sun was already going down. A short, due to the jet lag, night and we hit the road again. To Ottawa. It was 7am. Yes, early, but the little one woke up at 4am, and so did we. Therefore, we set off when it was already time for her first nap. And napping is the best thing to do in a car for a baby.

Why did we do such a crazy thing and didn’t stay in Toronto for a few days to adjust to the time and have some rest after the long flight? Well, we had our reason.

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Have you Heard of Bydgoszcz?

If you haven’t lived in Poland nor learned its geography, I bet the answer for the most people will be no. Once, in Bydgoszcz airport, I had a chance to talk to a German lady, and I asked her how they name this city in German. Her reply was, she didn’t know as she had never heard of it in Germany. It’s not a very touristy city and is quite underrated by the locals, but every year it’s getting better and more interesting as a tourist destination and the amount of tourists increases. But for us, it is not a touristic destination at all. This city has a special place in our hearts. Continue reading “Have you Heard of Bydgoszcz?”

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Books Every Parent Should Read

All things come into our possession with an instruction. Even a simple toy. More complex things go with a thick manual. But when a child arrives into our life, most people are equipped with very little information. Most new parents follow their intuition and there is no training, except for some guidance from parents’ preparation class, nurses, doctors and their own parents, relatives and friends.

Unfortunately, not always is it possible to receive a qualified and competent advice in your surrounding. That’s when good books come to rescue.

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Whole Day at Airport with Toddler

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.

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Canary Islands with Toddler in November

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.

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How to travel with a baby and enjoy it?

Traveling with a baby can be exhausting. You need to spend more time and effort on planning (it’s not such a big deal to sleep in a car when you’re alone but with a baby you need to have a more decent place to spend the night at). With a baby, you may not travel on a pace you want to but, on the other hand, the baby can make you move quicker, like in the morning when you have to get up, ready and going before the time of the first nap.

Nevertheless, as daunting as it may seem, having a baby didn’t make us stop traveling. We just love it too much. First time we went to another city by train when our daughter was 1 month old, first time to another country when she was 8 mo, and when she turned 1 year old, we dared to go on an adventure overseas, namely to Canada for 6 weeks. There were some other trips in between but this journey through Canada taught us a lot: we tried and proofed various techniqueshow to make this trip as enjoyable and safe as possible. These we want to share with you.

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