Travelling Abroad With A Toddler?

Hey Gang,

For most of you out there that are parents with babies and toddlers, if you are anything like me will know that the idea of stepping on a packed plane full of people hoping to get some shut-eye before your holidays commence is somewhat of a nightmare. I fear the worst and can only think of the negatives aka tired toddlers, travel sickness, boredom and a lack of facilities which can only be a recipe for disaster. We are in the midst of trying to pick a suitable holiday destination for our first family holiday so you can imagine the planning and preparation that needs to be done. Now don’t get me wrong I have done the long car journeys around Ireland, the max being our trip home from Kerry which was a four hour journey realistically it took about 6 with all the stops but we made it home safe and sound. I will just never forget the “fear” of “what if” that by the time we got there and got home I was in need of a weekend away to get over the one that I had just taken (only parents who have endured a holiday with a toddler will genuinely understand). Sun, sea and sand. These may be the things we look forward to on holiday but what your toddler is likely to enjoy most is having a new place to explore and being with their favourite people all week long.

So this summer I have accepted the challenge and decided that travelling with my little one is going to be a fun and exciting experience for all. The plan is that we are hoping to find somewhere child friendly and also hoping to keep the flight time short not over 3 hours. After doing some research short flights are an essential part of the trip! France, Spain and Italy would be perfect for our ‘first holiday’ destinations. However, after that I am clueless, there is so much information out there on hotels, apartments, villas that it is hard to know where to go and what to do!  Are you thinking of planning your holiday? Where have you decided to go? I would love to hear your suggestions as my mind is on overload as to where we should go as I want to make this one a trip to remember, after all holidays are where memories should be made.


Glam Meets Girl x


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