Every time we travel there are new things I learn. Tips, tricks and products that helped [or didn’t help]. Even though we travel a decent amount, I’m always looking for advice from others more seasoned than myself. I’m hoping it’s helpful to read a few of our favorite items we take with us on our trips.
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BEST FOOT CARE:
Blondo boots. After almost a decade of traveling, I finally found a pair of shoes that didn’t give me blisters! No matter what, I almost always get blisters when traveling because of all the walking we do. I was prepared to nurse some aching feet, but was SHOCKED that I didn’t get one blister. I will sing the praises of these shoes all day long! TIP: They’re cheaper HERE
Moleskin. I’ve mentioned this many times before, so it’s worth listing because we still take it on trips with us. Even though I didn’t need it this time, Matt still used it.
We try to take a smaller stroller so we don’t have to lug around our big system. We have had success with the Maclaren brand. We had the single globetrotter model, and now have the double stroller. I did some research, and landed on this one for a few reasons:
-There is an extra set of wheels in the middle which helps with steering.
-It has padding on the seats where the girls’ legs are to help with comfort since they spend a good bit of time in the stroller.
-The Maclaren includes a rain cover which is a great bonus to not have to purchase that.
-It was great over the cobblestone streets.
Jetkids bed box. If you’re taking a long plane ride and have toddlers, this product is a lifesaver. I always hope Ainsley will sleep when we go on longer flights, but am stressed wondering how we’ll manage that. The anxiety was worse this time because we’d have Leighton and one less lap. The bedbox was wonderful, and Ainsley was able to sleep on both flights for many hours. TIP: be sure to check the airlines you frequently fly with because they technically aren’t “approved” on every airline. Many of the major airlines allow them though. Jetkids has a list on their website of approved airlines. You can shop the box HERE
Toddler headphones. Now that Ainsley is older, it’s really nice to have some videos loaded on our iPad, or have her watch a movie on the airplane. There are lots of options to choose from, but I like the kid headphones because they allow you to limit the volume.
Nursing cover. I was gifted a nursing cover at my baby shower with Ainsley. I love it so much. If you know me at all, I’m all about less is more when it comes to baby things. It is really soft and is multi-purpose. It’s a nursing cover, carseat cover, and I use it over high chairs at restaurants. I was actually asked about this at a park in Dublin. An expecting mom came over to ask where she can get one 🙂 *I linked my exact cover below
Ona bag. This is by far my favorite camera bag. I’ve tried a few others, and this the best I’ve found. I love the look of the leather, and there are plenty of pockets for holding memory cards, cables, business cards and your wallet.
Away suitcase. I’m always a little skeptical when it comes to expensive “fads.” I caved and bought Matt one for Christmas, and it is all it’s cracked up to be. It’s super light, easy to push through the airport, and the handle is very sturdy! You can shop Away suitcases HERE
Now that you’ve made it through this lengthy post 😉 What are your favorite products you take with you when you travel?