Happy Friday everybody! Hope everyone has had a fantastic week so far 🙂 So, I wanted to write about my experience with traveling with kids. I feel like there’s so much information to know on this topic that I think I’m going to break up the posts because I might be typing all day and this would probably be the longest post of all time. So, in a nutshell, traveling with young kids sucks! Haha. You’re usually dealing with at least one cranky child, you have to lug ALLLLLL of their stuff around and you know, you have to keep them alive 🙂 It ain’t easy and that’s why I’m here to help you out just a bit to give you some of my do’s and don’t and more so just let ya know I’m here and I understand…the struggle is real!
I think the first thing I’ll post on traveling with kids is renting, renting, renting!! I’ve taken my son to Hawaii twice and I’ve taken both kids to Vail having flown to all of these locations. The best advice I can give that has been the biggest lifesaver has been renting baby gear!! Seriously the BIGGEST lifesaver, time saver, and space saver! So, what I mean by renting baby/kid gear is just that. Most metropolitan and vacation areas usually have a company that has a website where you can pick from all sorts of baby and kid items. You simply just pick what items you feel that you need and/or don’t want to take. Most have a per/day charge which is really nice because say you’re going hiking on only day of your trip and want to take baby with you. You could order a baby carrier just for that day. Once you’ve selected all of the items you want to rent, you fill out all of your information as well as your trip details. And here’s the best part: they will drop off your rental wherever you need them to! When we were in Hawaii they dropped off everything in our vacation rental and everything was already set up when we checked in. If baby needed a nap right when we checked in, done!!! Since we stayed in multiple locations while in Colorado, I had our rental company meet us at our car rental place and they even loaded it in our car! Seriously, it’s the best! It might be slightly expensive. But to me it’s so worth it! I mean who wants to lug around your kids, stroller/s, pack-n-play and whatever else through the airport??? Rent it!!! 🙂 I’ll send you guys some links so you can get an idea and if you’re traveling to the areas I’ve traveled, you’ll have who I used. Have a great weekend!
Denver area (slightly cheaper than the small ski towns)