Keeping Your Baby Comfortable While Travelling

Travelling is sometimes nerve-wrecking, moreso when you’re travelling with a baby. The planning, packing and rigors of the trip are enough to send some parents over the edge. Babies require a lot of comfort and care therefore you have to be sufficiently prepared for the trip in order to be able to pay attention to your little one.

That being said, It is always wise to pack your stuff a day before the trip, ensuring that all necessary items like diapers and wipes, formula, change of clothes, blankets, bibs and strollers, as well as light entertainment tools for your baby are placed in your hand luggage for easy access. You should be able to get what you need without inconveniencing other passengers or spending too much time and effort.

If you are travelling by plane then you won’t be able to have liquids on board so it is recommended that you prepare the dry formula in your baby’s bottle or cup beforehand then request for water when necessary. Ensure you follow your baby’s feeding schedule to prevent hunger-induced tantrums.

Do not be daunted by the fears of travelling with your baby. Infuse as much fun as you can and make great memories you will look back on with happiness. For more tips on preparing for a plane trip with an infant, see the infographic.

New Year’s Eve in NYC’s Times Square

If I’m not mistaken, right at this moment, a lot of people have already been thinking about the holiday this year. After Halloween, there’s no doubt that everyone will be eager to start their preparation for Christmas and New Year’s Eve occasions. In fact, it’s the most wonderful time of the year so we all have the reason to celebrate, splurge, shop, eat a lot and just be merry.

Looking for a place to spend your New Year’s Eve with a blast? Why not head to New York City for a fun-filled and crazy way of ending the year? NYC has become a popular place to watch the countdown on New Year’s Eve. The Times Square Ball Drop has become synonymous to NYC for millions of people across the US gather to witness the gorgeous lights, the revelry and experience the bustling energy at Times Square. The crowd’s high energy and exuberance will make the event more exciting as everyone will be waiting for the clock to strike at 12 midnight and finally the ball drop comes to halt. The event will not stop after that, as there will be a lot of dancing, partying, drinking and more fun.

Just to let you know there are packages that you can book for your vacation in NYC. The times square new years eve packages have a lot to offer from your accommodation to Midtown Manhattan hotels to free admissions to various museum and observation deck.

If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous and wanted to stay longer to experience other places, a New York City New Year’s Eve cruise, Holiday Lights Motorcoach Sightseeing Tour and even walking tour of Rockefeller center and 5th avenue are waiting for you. Booking early is proven beneficial for you can get good view, deals, or seats.

Tips for a Fun Family Vacation

An out of the country trip with the entire family is something to look forward to and details should be planned ahead of time. While it may be a little challenge to travel with toddlers and young kids, there are ways on how to make it a fun one without having to stress out over small things. On the other hand, traveling with teenagers would mean getting ready for an adventure as they’d like to try out new things and explore places without hesitation.

So how can you prepare for a memorable trip?

1. Know what to pack. Make sure that your luggage contains items that you’ll need for the trip. In determining what type of clothes and footwear to pack, make sure to know a little something about your destination. If you are about to travel to a tropical country with relatively warm weather all year round, there’s no need for a coat or heavy sweater. Instead grab a few shirts made from light materials.

2. Plan your trip’s itinerary based on the interests of each family member. It will be nice to go on a trek as a family, but is it something that everyone will enjoy? Ask your kids on what they are expecting from this trip and if there’s any specific place that they might want to visit. Make a list of the likes and interests of everyone, thais can help you map out places to check out and activities to try during the trip.

3. Do not spoil the fun. There’s always something new to learn and experience once on a trip. The differences in might lead you to try on a local food, wear their traditional dress or learn to speak a little of their language. All these things are fun and enjoyable if you are up for an adventure. If your family’s up to trying it out, do not spoil the fun spirit and join in with them.

A checklist of the things to bring along with other important details will be a great help in making sure that the trip will be hassle free. Remember that if you are going out of the country, make sure to check the visa requirements and submit all the necessary documents ahead of time.

About the Author:
Mia is a content writer for As a budget traveler herself, she aims to provide information and travel tips for individuals and families that are planning to embark on a wonderful trip.

Netbooks Come in Handy

About 2 weeks ago, my family and I went on a 6-day vacation in Singapore. It was a great opportunity for us to bond together because it was also a mini-reunion since my other siblings came from different country where they are residing already. We have lots of good memories together and those are priceless. We almost covered all the tourist spots in Singapore but still our 6 days are not enough. During those days, I’m so fortunate that I don’t have pending works that’s why I was able to enjoy our vacation.

My BIL brought along his netbook so he can download photos from his DSLR camera and posts our pictures via facebook while I just use my iPhone to post on my FB and twitter accounts. Bringing a netbook is much more easier because it’s much lighter compared to other laptops. They are perfect when you travel. Just in case you are contemplating of getting a netbook click here for best netbooks for your perusal.

Another Balikbayan

I got a message at my Facebook account from my uncle who is in CA right now and he is advising me to tell my older brother to pick them up at the airport come 1st week of September. Yey, he is going back home again with my aunt for a vacation and I’m not sure yet how long they will be staying once again. Mom and bro will be fetching them at the airport using our van and they’ll go straight to the province. It would also be nice if we have an RV especially if we’re going to the province for a visit, but just thinking about the rv repair and it’s maintenance, then I guess it would be impossible for us to acquire one.

Anyway, tt seems that my uncle and aunt  are going back and forth from the US to PI most of the times now that they are already retired. I will not wonder if in the future they will also retire and go back home here in their native land as they are saying that life in the US is kinda hard already and staying here will be a good choice. Hmmm.. I’m waiting for the chocolates and some other pasalubongs (gifts) hehe..