This past weekend, Maya and I were seeking refuge from a cold day in Jasper by tucking into the Parks Canada Visitor’s Centre. Endless whining-turned-crying suggested her feet were cold. No wonder: she had kicked off her winter boots and had only her socks to break the cold wind. Beyond finding warmth for us, my mission there was to find a phone because my cell had just died two seconds after texting my husband: I need help. Will call a taxi if I don’t hear back in 10 minutes. Poor guy had no idea what I was referring to and, like any loving father, reverted to near-panic mode.
Sometimes the easiest way to absorb information is to actually have it in your hands – not on a screen. That’s why I’ve created two new e-guides for adventurous parents, Adventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights and Essential Gear for Travelling with a Baby (a handy checklist for packing!).
Perhaps you have heard of Tahiti and Bora Bora. These are just two of 118 islands and atolls in French Polynesia! Each one has its own character and allure, from the remoteness and gin-clear waters of Maupiti to the craggy peaks of Moorea. You’ll have to do some digging to see which ones suit you, and if you’ve got a baby coming along, you’ll want to be extra picky. The information below should help you make the right choices.
If you’re travelling with a baby you’ll be surprised at the extra gear even such a small person requires. And while some items, such as diapers, are a no-brainer to bring along, others may not come to mind so easily.