Monday, June 28, 2010

Wanderlust

Suddenly I have that itch to get out of town, to explore, to see new things and to just be on the road. The last real vacation we took was our honeymoon almost three years ago, which is now just a distant memory. Unfortunately, the thought of traveling with a 15 month old just doesn't sound appealing. I can think of certain scenarios where this would work, but for the most part being out of a town with a toddler just seems like a lot work. Milo likes his routine and seems to do best when we don't deviate too far from the norm of expected nap and bed times. Traveling by definition gets you out of your norm and I'm just not sure how that would go. Still, I don't want to hold back on the traveling experience (for all of us) just because I am afraid of sleepless nights and tantruming baby.

Any thoughts on family travel with a little one? Any suggestions on where to go?

2 comments:

Sara said...

It's definitely not easy with all the gear and toys that you have to pack, but it's still a lot of fun! I recommend going with just the 3 of you or with another family who has young children. That way you can keep to nap schedules and bedtime routines and not have to throw him way off schedule.

Andrew & Carly's Mom said...

It's exhausting, but worth it! Try to stick close to home, keep it short (try a night or 2) and travel light - you'd be surprised at how little you truly need. The new surroundings are enough to keep him entertained. Expect some cranky moments, car naps and be spontaneous. Of course Lake Erie has a lot to offer - Cedar Point, Ohio 'beach,' Animal Safari Park, boat rides, etc.