New Baby… Er… Travel Project

Hi friends!

I’m checking in because I love to travel, like so much so that my bank account shrivels in fears when I get a case of wanderlust. This bug is often cured by the travel writing I’ve had the privilege to do over the past five years for various publications. But I wanted more autonomy – more creative wiggle room. So I spent a year crafting my own family travel site and I’ve FINALLY birthed it. It lives here –

It’s still a baby and needs love to grow… So… if you’re also a travellover I humbly ask that you check out the site and follow along on your preferred brands of social media, if you resonate with what you find 😊

AND, when you’re on the site, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and snag your free copy of the super comprehensive “Ultimate Guide to Planning a Life-Changing Family Adventure.”

I’m really grateful that I’m connected with you and thank you for getting to the end of this long post!

Lots and lots of love,

P.S. Just ignore the annoying amount of hashtags I’m about to add.

#TravelBlogger #familytravels #familytravelblog #familytravelblogger#familytraveltribe #familytraveltips #travelfamily #familytravelbloggers #familytraveller #familytraveling #familytrips#familyvacations

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Parenting, Travel

Tips For Traveling With Baby

Hopping on a plane, saying yes to a road trip, or setting off on a cruise with a baby in tow can cause even the calmest of parents to spin out. But, a combination of preparation and flexibility can cause your trip to be filled with enjoyment and relaxation, instead of irritation and meltdowns.

To set yourself up for success when traveling with your baby, try out the following tips.

Book A Non-Stop Flight That Suits Baby’s Sleep Schedule.

When possible, select a non-stop flight that is in the air when baby usually sleeps. Few things are as stressful as having a fussy baby on a plane, so being en route when they usually nap, or are down for the night, will infuse ample relief during transit.

Read more on Nanit

Airplane Travel, Parenting, Travel

Mom Bloggers Share the 18 Things That Are Lifesavers While Traveling with Kids

*Reader’s Digest family travel article, by Lisa Marie Conklin, I contributed three tips to.

Sing a soothing song

Even if you can’t carry a tune, your kids can be lulled into quiet time or sleep with a song. “A week before you leave on your trip, choose a soothing song to sing to your child every night at bedtime that they associate with calming down,” suggests Bailey Gaddis, author of Feng Shui Mommy. This go-to methods helps mom and kid settle down after a weary day of traveling. If you have a fidgeter, Gaddis suggests telling your child to close their eyes, watch your face or have them focus on a calming object so they don’t get distracted.

Scavenger hunt

Sightseeing can become boring for kids which usually leads to meltdowns. Gaddis gives her son a scavenger hunt to keep him engaged. “I make a list beforehand of common plants, animals, structures, or objects we’re likely to come across as we sight see. I then read him the list on the way to get him excited about the activity,” says Gaddis. If the kids run through the list before you’re done sightseeing, just add more on the fly.


Gaddis spends a few minutes every morning meditating on how she would like the trip to play out and attaches those positive emotions to positive outcomes. “This will send you into your trip exuding a positive attitude that will be absorbed by your children,” says Gaddis. While traveling, Gaddis meditates with her son each morning. They close their eyes and visualize how they want the day to go. They share what they visualized, including the emotions, challenges, strengths and family bonding. “My son tells me what flavors of ice cream we’ll eat at the end of day!” To further appreciate the travel experience the pair often meditates during the day. “We also have meditation moments throughout the day, where we take a moment to really take in how beautiful a flower is, how interesting a piece of tree bark is, what our hand feels like in a cool creek or ocean, and anything else that helps up slow down and be present in our vacation,” says Gaddis. “I’ve noticed that this also helps prevent us from feeling like our vacation flew by—in a good way!”

Read more on Reader’s Digest!