I am not sure there is anything more festive then holidaying in Germany in December. This country seriously knows how to get into the Christmas spirit. Germany was the last country I had to visit before we departed Europe. I couldn’t imagine living in Belgium for the past two years and never making it across the border. As we were able to tie Munich & Salzburg into the same trip, it was the perfect city for our Germany experience! It took a bit of extra planning tackling this cold city with Mark, but our logistics worked great and we had a wonderful quick trip in Munich!
Salzburg, Austria. Mark’s first snow fall. Christmas markets & holiday cheer. As you might have guessed, we had a wonderful family holiday this past week. Salzburg was one of the last remaining cities on my European Wanderlust List I made back in January 2016 when I first moved to Belgium. I am so happy we were able to sneak this slightly last minute trip in before we departed back to the US. Our trip to Salzburg couldn’t have been a more festive way to kick off the Christmas season. These European Christmas Markets are really something everyone should experience!
Traveling with babies certainly has it challenges. Since our time in Europe is coming to a close, Brett and I made a pack to continue our adventures once Mark joined us. In addition to being born in Belgium, Mark has already visited The Netherlands, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, and the United States and we are all set to explore the Christmas Markets in Germany & Austria later this year. While we occasionally have to modify our itinerary, I’m so happy we’ve committed to keeping travel part of our family’s life. Of all the countries we have visited in Europe (Brett and I have explored 17 so far!), Switzerland is my favorite. Aside from the fact it is stunning beautiful and all the cities are so unique, it is also incredibly child friendly. So in honor of my Throwback Thursday series, I’m sharing all the details from our visit with Mark in July to Geneva & Montreux!
In honor of (almost) booking our next European trip with Mark, we are throwing it back and reminiscing about our first trip as a family of three. Our little mister was only 12 weeks old and we enjoyed a lovely long weekend in Monte Carlo! Not many people can say their first vacation as a 12 week old was to Monaco, but this little world traveler can! We learned a lot on this trip & had such a memorable time on our first family vacation!
We have quite the tiny traveller on our hands over here. Mark has been to seven countries, on nine flights (including three transatlantic ones!), on a few train rides, and even a boat ride! He got his passport at 2 weeks old and even has Global Entry. We are currently heading on Mark’s fifth big trip! Needless to say, we’ve had some practice in prepping for trips with our little one. Brett and I take notes from each trip regarding what worked & what didn’t and it helps us better prep for our next adventure. Today I’m sharing some of our tips for how we prepare for traveling with our little one.