I'm a simple person who loves food and coffee, and recently appreciates desserts (thanks to Hubby!?). I'm a full-time wife, stay-at-home MOM, and a full-time web developer. Impossible!? Naaah... Just check out my blog.
I've been traveling with my kids for years now. Come to think of it, my eldest started traveling when she was 1 month old. Yes, when she was one month old, right after her Baptism, we went to Tagaytay then after a few weeks, we went to Subic.
When she turned 9 months old, we brought her to Macau. So can you image how huge our luggages are? It was a feat! But worth it I guess. We just couldn't leave her.
Here are nice tips from www.MomCenter.com that I you might find useful. Enjoy!
5 Tips On Travelling With Young Kids
Here are essential things to remember if you’re traveling with kids:
1. Plan your trip expecting the things that might cause delays, and yes that includes toddler’s temper tantrums. If you think a straight train or bus ride with no stopovers are best for your kids, then do so, but some parents find it easier to have stopovers and connecting flights. Kids can be cranky on long trips, it helps if they can stretch their legs and enjoy the change in scenery. While you may have smoothed out your trip to the very last detail, things happen to your kids – such as an upset tummy, missing a favorite toy, getting bored, or worse wanting to go home, right at that moment. That made me think of the next tip which is:
2. Do not forget to bring his favorite toy.
Kids, especially toddlers who might be used to routine at home, may suddenly find the whole trip unpleasant and demand to go home. Just tell them exactly where you’re going and how long the trip would take. Have a pleasant attitude yourself and radiate it so your child can feel your excitement as well. Bring his favorite book or toy to pass the time at an airport, during a long road trip. In this case, the best thing that you can bring is a gadget with pre-installed apps for kids to play. Never forget his security blanket, or security toy or security pillow. It makes him feel at home anywhere. Don’t forget paper and colored pens for them to draw while waiting for a flight, or the next bus. Get them to draw postcards of the places they’ve been to. Or just draw what they see.
Another surefire way of keeping kids pre-occupied during a vacation is an instant camera. Bring an instant camera that your child can play with. Let him take pictures as he explores new places with you. You’ll be amazed how pre-occupied they can get. You also might get amazed at the pictures they take from the perspective of a 3-foot tall photographer.
3. Place first-aid kit on top of your packing list. Prepare for emergencies. Prepare clothing for any inclement weather.
An upset tummy, an unexpected fever that goes away in 24 hours, dizziness due to motion sickness, headache and all kinds of pain may make your trip more difficult and we cannot just pray they don’t happen to you or your kids while in transit. Again, the best cure is prevention and preparedness. Bring anti-allergens, anti-histamines, paracetamol, fever kit (thermometer, towelette). Pack in anti-motion sickness medicines and make sure your kids take them an hour before the trip if they are prone to motion sickness. Have several plastic bags with you just in case, good for any rubbish too. Prepare several zip lock bags for all kinds of purposes – to keep snacks organized, to waterproof gadgets, to keep clothes from getting wet. Bring enough nappies for toddlers, milk in sectioned cups, and warm clothing (bonnets, socks) for cold weather.
Before the trip, take note of the nearest doctor or hospital’s number from your destination, and see the pediatrician at least two weeks before for necessary vaccinations and inquire about antimalarial if you need to.
4. Book your hotel or inn ahead of time, and have a plan B just in case it didn’t work out with your first choice.
No, you can’t drag your kids looking for rooms in a fully-booked in destination, unless you want to tire them out looking for an available room in peak season.
5. Last but not the least, have fun while traveling. Expect that there will be disappointments along the way but don’t let that ruin your day. Your child will pick up on the happy vibes and will be much more cooperative when you need him or her to be cooperative. See the world with adventure and joy in your heart, and your child will definitely pick up your vibes and may even teach you a thing or two about simple joys.
It’s always best to err on the side of caution when travelling with kids, especially if they’re still babies. Know your itinerary by heart, double-check the needful, and have a contingency plan in case something goes wrong with your original plan. Travelling with kids should be a breeze for the well-prepared traveler parents.
Last summer, my family and I braved the 6hour drive to Quezon. This is particularly in the town of Catanauan. The travel was uneventful (praise God!) and we enjoyed it after updating each other and not seeing each other for months.
Here are a few glimpses of the resort...The infinity pool was gorgeous...
The beach looks good too!
... and they had a bar for night out drinks...
Watch out for more posts about our getaway, soon! (*wink*)
I always love listening to the music. It depends on the mood, though. When I feel like dancing of course I would go for Pop genre. When I'm working, I would go for R&B. So it all depends on the mood.
BUT, everytime I listen, I would always use a pair of earphones. That's why I was reading this shure se215 review and see if it would fit my lifestyle. For a branded earphones, the price of PHP5,291 is not bad at all. I'm pretty sure that it is of good quality, of good brand and it will last for years and years. So I'm willing to pay for that. And, who knows, maybe I might buy another one for the Husband?
I will review more and check my budget sheet. I'm pretty sure the Husband will be happy to receive this as an anniversary gift. (*grin*)
Well, after seven days in Tokyo we still felt that it wasn't enough. We need to GO BACK!
And hopefully very, very soon!
We LOVE everything about TOKYO. Everything was expensive though, but it was a good thing because I didn't get to SHOP. HA! Yes, it was a blessing in disguise, indeed!
So, off we went to the airport through this amazing Airport Express....
We just love everything in Japan. And we are thankful that we get to see this beautiful country. Hopefully, we get to go back and enjoy the food, the sights and the experience again. And hopefully very, very soon.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I'm planning to give out my favorite game, Wisdomantics to my friends and relatives. You know why? If you've read my previous posts, it is because it was recently launched in Android! So even my dear Husband who is a die-hard Android fan will be getting this favorite game of mine, as well!
Yes, they even changed their homepage too. (Do check it out if you haven't!)
Well, I love giving gifts to friends and families. You would be surprised if I tell you that since August, I've been writing a Christmas list for them already. Yes, that's true! But when I learned that a new version of Wisdomantics is launching soon, I decided right then and there to give it as a gifts to everyone for 2016 Christmas.
And, they were ecstatic! Very, very happy! They just love the thought that the game can be played with the WHOLE family. And it was very easy to play too. Even the young kids joined us. (*grin*) My 10-year-old daughter looooves this game. She is actually the one giving me a lot of good feedbacks about the game. As my 8-year-old daughter, she will be joining us in playing the game, pretty, pretty soon too!
I will post more about my friends' and relatives' feedback soon! Download the game now if you are interested. You won't regret it! (*wink*) (*wink*) (*wink*)
1. Fun Weekend with Family and Friends
2. Quick trip to Tagaytay to Meetup CFC Friends
3. Back to Work!
4. Back to Decluttering Stuff. Bring it on, 2017!
6. Wagyu Steak for Dinner. YUM!
7. Healthy Lunch
9. Short Naps
10. Looking forward to Movie Nights soon!
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Aside from the FREE wifi, there was also one exciting thing we came across in Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center - the FREE traditional dance lessons and guess what? We get to dress up their traditional clothes! ♥
Nihon Buyo is a type of traditional Japanese dance that has a history of nearly 400 years. It is characterized by uniquely Japanese qualities of elegance and grace.You can wear a yukata and learn how to dance in this workshop.
They helped us dressed up and it was such a fun experience!
And here we are...
The experience was surreal and definitely unforgettable!
It wasn't part of the itinerary but I was sure that this is the highlight of our full stay in Tokyo. This is what they called the "Traditional culture and performing arts experience program". ♥
Check out this website - www.tokyo-tradition.jp/eng/ for more information. I tell you, it was the best experience ever! (*wink*)