In just a few months, my baby is set to enter the world and I’m pretty sure said world is going to be rocked–or so people keep telling me. While I can’t wait to meet my wee one, I also can’t help but be a little sad that my footloose years of travel are coming to an end, or are at least going to be much less footloose (although for an over planner like myself, let’s be real, they weren’t that fancy-free).
I admit that I’m struggling with what my life will look like–and what my identity will be–after babe. Traveling has been such a part of my life and such a part of me–it’s almost always been one of my number one dreams and goals–that I’m not sure what my life is going to look like going forwards.
Many people assure me that you CAN still travel with a baby, and I am really crossing my fingers that we are going to make it happen. In true form, I have many ideas on where we could go with a baby in tow–and here are the top ten places I want to go with my child!
TOP TEN PLACES I WANT TO TAKE MY BABY
The last few years, I’ve really wanted to do a road trip around France, mostly in the countryside. I think we could base ourselves one or two places and still see a lot. It seems like road tripping with a baby might be the best way to travel with one! But correct me if I’m wrong??
see more France here.
Some of our favorite friends moved to Spain, and I’m dying to visit them! I’m sure the baby will want to meet them, too ;).
I think both my parents would love to see England, so I have (lofty) dreams of gathering our family there, and showing my baby the English countryside. Plus, more people = more babysitters!
see more England here.
I just feel like Iceland must be really nice to babies, although I have no evidence of this, except that I know IcelandAir is. Plus, two one-night layovers there is just not enough time!!
see more Iceland here.
I studied abroad in Peru during my university years and I’ve always wanted to go back with E–and now our child!
see more Peru here.
The Oregon coast.
One of my favorite places on Earth, and probably the first place our little one will put those cute little feet in the sand!
see more Oregon here.
I don’t know why I think this, but Hawaii seems like such a fun place to take your baby. Of course, I’ve never been, so that’s a plus. I really want to go to more islands in the South Pacific, and Hawaii seems like a good place to start!
Okay now we’re getting crazy, because that would be a long trip for a little one. I won’t make my goal of getting to Africa though before I pop, so it will just have to include the new member of our family!
I’m pretty sure one of the longest flights in the world might be hell with a baby…but I have a feeling New Zealand would be completely worth it.
Japan has been at the top of E’s list for years. I think it would be fun–if chaotic–with a little kid!
I need your advice, parents–best places to take a baby? For the childless, would you still want to travel with a baby in tow?