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Then and Now: Traveling with Kids

Before my daughter, Taylor,  joined our life, I traveled a lot - with my husband, with my family and friends, and alone. Each travel companion had their own pros and cons, much like traveling with kids. Toting the kids along to an all-inclusive adjusts the experience. I no longer suffer from adult beverage-induced amnesia. Aside, from the obvious lack of partying, what else has changed? [caption id="attachment_133" align="alignright" width="313"] Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27883656@N02/5076797788[/caption] Then: Traveling light. I used to be able to pack for a whole week in a carry-on - a few pairs of shorts, t-shirts, and a bikini for each day and I was good to go. Everything else I could either buy there or live without. Now: It looks like we're moving abroad. We typically check a minimum of one bag each, plus I have a carry-on, diaper/child bag, and a purse; Taylor has a backpack to carry on she refuses to carry; and my husband also loads my bags with his tablet and personal items. To top it off, we are gate checking the stroller and carrying on the car seat. By this point, I can easily be confused with the "crazy bag lady." We can't risk just buying whatever...Read More