Too soon? Never! We have started planning our trip for 2018! We were suppose to go this year but, surprise! Baby. It was a mix of planned and unplanned, we had been trying for so long that it surprised us! So he’ll be joining us on this adventure and we’re so excited!!
First, we looked at flight pricing and what we are allowed to carry with an infant! So now we’ll be adding travel with baby tips! 😂 So if you’re in Europe and want to use EasyJet, know they allow you TWO FREE items! You can select any for your two but they allow; travel cot, pushchair, double pushchairs, buggy, car seat, collapsible or non-collapsible pram, booster seat, baby back carrier (please check they are suitable to take on board). Also, these two things are winners in my book for great customer service! “We have kids snack packs on board, that include puzzles and games to keep kids entertained.” and “We support breastfeeding mothers and you can feed your baby on board at any time.”
Also, don’t forget the basics you’ll need:
Photographic ID is required on all domestic flights.
Children under the age of 16 do not need to show ID on domestic flights (excluding Italy). The adult they are travelling with can vouch for the infant’s/child’s identity.
Children under 14 on Italian domestic flight must show photographic ID. Here’s a few examples of photographic ID that is accepted:
*A valid passport – an expired passport can be used up to a maximum of five years after expiry
*Valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
*Valid photographic driving licence, provisional or full
*Valid armed forces identity card
*Valid police warrant card/badge
Next, we started looking at places to stay, we’re just trying to get the trip budget put together, and this is the easiest way. Make a word document with everything you’ll need, flights, trains, taxis, bus, rental car estimates (whatever your means of transportation will be once you’re there), and hotel stay. Then from there you can see the budget for the trip and just add in food and shopping. If you’re like us you’ll book all of that in advance and your food and shopping will be a separate budget since the trip itself is already paid for welllllll in advance. 😊
We are so excited for this trip! We can’t wait to go and share our adventures! We also can’t wait to share how it is traveling with an infant under a year old!! Thats going to be exciting! Hopefully these tips can help you plan out a trip! I love planning in advance on the basics you need because well, food and shopping and things to do once you’re there can be unplanned for the most part! Check out some ideas of things you’d like to see in the area and just make sure they don’t need to be booked in advance! When we went to Ireland the only thing we booked in advance was Titanic Belfast. We booked our Guinness tour online the night before we went and we just walked into Jameson and bought our tickets at the time. Everything else was just show up and buy the tickets on site! 😊 We don’t do too much planning in that department because we also like to explore outside the normal touristy things! But some things we just gotta see and experience!