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Travel Bug

When I graduated high school, my dream was to go to college and study fashion.  Once, I finished college I wanted to move to New York and get a job at a big fashion house like Gucci or DVF.  I didn't care if I had to work in the mailroom.  I just wanted to be in the Big Apple surrounded by fashion, bright lights and being close to my bestie!

I envisioned climbing my way up the ladder.  It was also my dream to dabble in a little freelance writing for magazines and The Times.  What I really looked forward to most was the travel that comes along with working in the fashion industry.  As a little girl, I would always clip out pictures of places I wanted to visit-the warm beaches of Hawaii, romantic Paris, exotic Spain, etc.

Well, my life hasn't quite panned out that way.  Not that I'm complaining or anything.  However, if anything my travel bug has grown.  Day in and day out, I daydream of attending Fashion Week in New York and Paris.  I see myself in a two piece putting on sunblock somewhere in the Bahamas. 


Now that I have two kids, I find myself wondering if my dreams of traveling are realistic?  I mean with my husband's schedule, if I went anywhere more than 3 hours away I'd have to go alone.  Traveling with two young kids scares the hell out of me to be honest.  I have fears of losing track of Moo in a crowded airport or train station now that she's going through her I don't want to ride in the stroller stage.

My mom says that I shouldn't let traveling with kids scare me.  After all, we spent summers and winter breaks in DC all the time when I was young.  We'd be all over the city going to the mall, hitting up museums and amusement parks.  If she can do it with five kids, that means two should be a piece of cake right?

So do any of you travel solo with your kid(s)? If so, what tips do you have?



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  1. I haven't but I would like to or with another mommy and baby. It's been 2 years since I've had a getaway.

    I don't have any advice but I say you go for it!

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    1. Thanks for the advice. I've reached out to a friend about going with her and her son to the beach for a week this June.

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  2. I have traveled with my son a couple of places by car but never by train or plane. I think if I had someone with me it would be better but me alone with 2 kids I don't know about that. If you do it let me know how it went.

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  3. I traveled to Houston with all three of my kids for a weekend. It is only 4 hours away. I just thought of it as being the same as our day to day living. My husband is at work during the day and when I take the kids out it is just us. So it was no different than taking them to a show or the fair.

    Can you get your sister or mom to go with?

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    1. I wish one of them could go, but my mom works fulltime and my sister is off to college. I guess it will be similar to how we go out on outings alone. We'll see.

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  4. I travel with Aiden and I travel solo. In fact, I'm taking a weekend trip down to FL to see my good friend from college next month. I've been to qutie a few places with Aiden -- Hawaii (10 hours on a plane with a toddler -- not fun!), Disney World, Puerto Rico, Barbados, The Virgin Islands... and it's been okay for the most part. The plane ride is not always fun, but the EXPERIENCE is well worth it! He gets to learn so much from other cultures and that's really important to me. One thing to know though, it's NOT truly a vacation in the relaxing sense with a kid, it's a family trip. LOL.

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    1. You're so right. The experiences are so going to be worth it. Thanks a million!!

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  5. My BFF just travelled with her two year old and she brought a lot of toys and activities to keep him preoccupied! Don't limit yourself lady..anything is possible!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder. I'm not going to limit myself. I can do this.

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  6. I love traveling too. It's definitely made it more difficult to do so with 1 kid, much less 2. Next month, I will be traveling alone with J for the first time. I admit that I'm a bit nervous, but we're going to make it work (I hope)! :)

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    1. I'm sure you will make it work. Traveling with one isn't all that bad. I went to New Orleans with Moo when she was 10 months.

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