Travel Stories: Places to Go with a Baby Near and Far…

places to go with a baby

Inspiration for Places to Go with a Baby

Though I have traveled fairly frequently throughout most of my life, there have always been two things that have held me back, time and money. Usually if I have the time, I don’t have the money. And if I have the money, we don’t have the time.

So, since we are not independently wealthy, we’ve made the most of our location and our time. Then, I fill the gaps by learning about others who are also seeing the world with their little ones in tow.

Way back, I posted an article on the Huffington Post about why you should travel when your kids are little. I was delighted when so many in the family travel community offered to share their photographs for my piece. Through them, I was able to learn a little more about my colleagues, and also dream of faraway places I hope to sometime visit with my kids in tow…

Places to Go with a Baby, Near and Far…

Places to Go with a Baby: Costa Rica

Rachel at Discover Share Inspire offered up this delightful photograph of her baby daughter Aaliyah on a beach in Costa Rica:

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Photo courtesy DiscoverShareInspire

Costa Rica is one of those places we have always wanted to visit. Now that my son is old enough to zipline through the jungle, it’s time to start making plans.

Places to Go with a Baby: San Francisco

Megan at Mini Globetrotters supplied this cute pic of her son happily being carted along for the ride on a trolley in San Francisco.

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Photo courtesy Mini Globetrotters

I have only been to California once – never mind San Francisco – but I think now that we have a road trip or five under our belts that the time has come to consider one along the Pacific Coast Highway… hmmmm…

Places to Go with a Baby: London

Jessica at Suitcases & Sippy Cups shared this shot of her very happy son on the London Tube. Typically those riding the tube do not have smiles on their faces (especially during rush hour!) but as parents we know the power of public transit to make toddlers happy!

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Photo courtesy Suitcases and Sippy Cups

Being a total Anglophile, and having extended family across the UK, we are DEFINITELY going to Great Britain as soon as budget and schedule allow.

Places to Go with a Baby: Bali

Erin at Explore with Erin, started Travel with Bender when she was just a few months into her family’s journey. She shared some great shots of their stay in Bali.

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Photo courtesy Travel with Bender

Bali from Toronto seem so far away, but it’s my husband’s dream to visit the South Pacific, so we’ll get there one day.

Places to Go with a Baby: China

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting the lovely Keryn at Walking On Travels at a Travel Blogger Conference in Vancouver a few years back, and now we’re longtime internet buddies. I adore the shots of her son in China so much, I had such a hard time deciding on the one I wanted to use. That’s why I’m showing a different one here…

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Photo courtesy Walking On Travels

It’s funny, China is one of those places I never really had the desire to visit, until I read some of Keryn’s stories and thought it would be such a marvelous adventure.

Places to Go with a Baby: Northern Thailand

And lastly, but most certainly not least, this photograph from Chris and Jill Palmer of Going Anyway – taken during their stay in Northern Thailand – simply took my breath away.

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Photo courtesy Going Anyway

Hey, I read The Beach, so I thought Thailand was all about beaches, but my husband explored the jungle near the Thai/Burma border for work when we were first dating, and told me it was incredible. Thailand is one of those places that I feel I MUST. VISIT. But I never thought it could look as beautiful as this. The accompanying post that goes with this photograph is also most beautiful.


6 Responses to Travel Stories: Places to Go with a Baby Near and Far…

  1. Katie at #

    These are great photos. I agree, take them while they’re young. Everyone tells me there’s a phase coming where kids won’t want to travel anymore (missing school, friends) and I am dreading that.

  2. LOVE these photos!! they are inspiring!

  3. Love these pictures – pinning now!

  4. Ha! I totally forgot about that shot of Dek in China! And I LOVE the picture of Rachel’s son napping on the beach. So cute! We have a similar moment in HAwaii when Dek was 5 months old. Sadly his baby brother is not as great of a sleeping in any situation.

  5. Yes go now. We lacked money when the kids were that young but then we travelled like crazy once they hit school age which was fine but time runs out fast once they are in school and the prices for flights climb fast once they hit 8, 10 and 12. Then it becomes okay let’s do a road trip or how can we get there and do this affordably which is a whole other art of family travel.

    • Corinne at #

      Time and money rarely align for travel, do they?!

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