Monday, February 11, 2008

Have Baby, Will Travel

It's my turn to plan our vacation this year since Kendall planned our trip to Tanzania in 2006 (and having a baby was adventure enough for 2007). I'm thinking we will take Alex (please tell me if you think I'm crazy). I am considering the following options.



P.S.: I'm not impressed by this poll widget--any suggestions for future poll widgets?


14 comments:

  1. I wish I could vote, but I've never been anywhere but England. I feel like I have no interesting input. You should talk to Shannon if you're thinking seriously about Egypt (she lived there for 2 years). My experiences with a baby (on U.S. trips), though, are that for me personally, I'd rather stay home and wait until baby is ready to be left home with grandma.

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  2. If you travel with a baby maybe it will pave a way for me to be more adventurous with my offspring.

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  3. We've been to boring Hawaii twice (third trip coming this November), but have never taken our kids.

    I voted for India only because I recently watched the Bourne Ultimatum again and the opening scene is in Goa, India (northwestern coast). It looked like a fun place to visit.

    Say "Hi" to Kendall for me. --Jess

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  4. i vote not to take and kid--disease.

    probably boring hawaii for me since i've never been.

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  5. My dear...go to Portugal! (That's where I served my mission.) I can tell you all the great places to go. Take him before he can walk, it makes the plane ride somewhat more bearable.

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  6. I vote the UK, seems a little more baby friendly than some of the more adventurous places, but what do I know I've only been out of the US twice and never with a child. I'm sure you'll have fun no matter where you go!

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  7. We eliminated many of them by thinking where we would least like to be if our baby became sick. So Mike said stay home but that is too boring so I say Scotland.

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  8. I vote for Egypt or Argentina. Spain would be exciting. I just don't know if could stomach the exchange rate right now. If you want to go together let us know. I would say leave him home. Although the problem with that is it's hard to be apart for more than 7 perhaps 10 days. We travelled to Cambodia/Thailand with Jack when he was 6 months right before he could crawl. This was the perfect time. After he started crawling, I don't think we could have done it very easily. The 18 hours on the plane each way would have done us in.

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  9. Is your trip about time as a family or time as a couple? Nate and I are all about taking the kids with us--and I would agree with Adrianne and stick with somewhere you wouldn't mind having a sick kid. (It's inevitable that he will get sick). I loved Scotland and England, and wish that I could go to Ireland.

    If you go just the two of you, check out Spain or Portugal! And hop on over to Italy while you're there--why not?

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  10. I guess our trip is more about seeing new things. I don't know that we've ever considered out vacations prime couple time (we tend to argue a lot when we're on vacation). Kendall and I entered into a pact when we got married that we would see a new country every year. We've been successful in following through, with the exception of 2007, but I was pregnant and on bedrest for a great deal of the time. Our vacations tend to be pretty intense, but I imagine a baby will change that. I want to get into the habit of just taking Alex along with us.

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  11. I can't cast a vote until I know in which season you intend to travel. In Sept-Oct 2006 we took Andrew (11 months old) on a 4 week trip to Israel-Egypt-Jordan. It was a great vacation, even though we went and saw everything possible. Some babies are wonderful travelers!

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  12. I think we'd probably like to go as soon as the semester is over (late April-ish) to ensure that Alex is as non-mobile as possible and to avoid having to find a lot of solid foods for him to eat. I suppose that timeframe would dictate something like Argentina, Egypt, or Cambodia. . . While nobody has voted for Argentina, it is appealing because I wouldn't cross so many time zones and because I could communicate with medical staff in case of emergency.

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  13. I vote for Argentina, but then I'm a bit biased. I can tell you that the food is amazing, everything is pretty cheap, and the weather should be wonderful (as long as you don't go too far south). I don't have any suggestions if you keep to the Buenos Aires area, but if you were to decide to travel to the Andes, give me a call.

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  14. Carolina,
    I found your page through Melissa's. It is me Erin Hoffman(Macdonald. I would love to add you onto my blog so I can keep in touch. It looks like you are doing really well. Congrats on the job and your cute little one. Erin

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