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Traveling with Babies and Children: Some Practical Tips

I hope that my collective research and travel experiences with babies and young children might make your next vacation a little easier. Here are some ideas to keep in mind for your next trip.

What to pack

Tips for traveling in the car with babies or toddlers

Instead of the minimalist packing approach found in most travel guides, I am presenting a fairly all-inclusive list for traveling with babies or children that you will want to adjust depending on your family’s particular circumstances. More>>

If you have a long five or six hour trip planned (which would be the lengthiest stretch I recommend taking with young children), practice in the prior weeks by taking short day trips, about one or two hours in length. More>>

What to look for in a room

Money-saving tips

Regardless of the destination you choose, there are certain points to consider as you reserve your room. Find out ahead of time by calling the resort if they will baby-proof the room for you. More>>

Ask about special seasonal packages that may include food or spa treatments. You can potentially save a considerable amount of money this way, as opposed to paying for every meal, treatment, or service individually. More>>

FEATURED RESORT: Meadowood Napa Valley

The Meadowood, in lovely Napa Valley, is characterized by gracious wine country hospitality and a brimming menu of resort amenities: two croquet lawns, seven tennis courts, a 9-hole walking golf course, a 25-yard lap pool, a family swimming pool and a complete health spa providing fitness services such as personal training and luxury treatments. The Meadowood is also a private club and a wine center with two restaurants, The Restaurant, for formal fare, and The Grill, for a more casual atmosphere. Read the full review. More>>