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Step 1: Pick A Destination & Research Your Rentable Options

The first step to any good trip is to figure out where you want to go. Even if you’re just visiting family there are a few tips that you might need. Most grandparents are going to rush out and buy some of the essentials like a pack 'n play, baby soaps, a high chair, or some little toys but not everyone will be able to accommodate you and your tiny person the same way. If you are off to visit family that doesn’t have the essentials or you’re heading to a neutral location you can either A) rent a pack 'n play, bouncy chair, car seat, etc. or B) you can bring it all with you. We have done both. For the most part, the rent-able items are pretty good but a car seat is the one thing I will never rent again.
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Just Because You Have Kids Doesn't Mean You Have To Stay Home

Becoming a mom scared me for so many different reasons but one of those was that I would lose my freedom to travel the world. I had been to 27 countries before getting married and was worried those days were behind me. Six months into being pregnant when I was sleeping 12 hours a day, taking naps during my lunch hour, and still throwing up every morning, my mother-in-law asked if we would be able to travel to Ohio for my husbands grandmothers 95th birthday celebration 2 months after our baby was born. Her timing wasn't the best but this got my wheels turning and because I had the time, I started to research how it would be to travel with a 2 month old across the country. As it turns out, if you are prepared for the worst, you most likely will end up better than expected. My son, Billy is 17 months now and he has been on 17 flights, has been to 5 states, 4 countries, and has visited most of our extended family. He has gone on beach vacations, European adventures, family reunions an…