The tickets are booked for baby’s first trip!
So the passport application is in and the flights for our baby’s first trip have been booked. Although we’ve already been on a few weekends away in the UK, we’ve just organised our little adventurer’s first holiday abroad and we’re going to… Sofia in Bulgaria.
The city first came to my attention in a blog post written by Shikha from Why Waste Annual Leave. As soon as I read about this budget-friendly destination, with its historic charm, friendly locals and a side-helping of great foodie spots, I knew I’d love to visit one day and quickly added it to my (never-ending) travel wish-list.
Fast-forward a few months and I’m not going to lie, I found it a little daunting trying to decide where to go on our first holiday abroad as a family of three. Planning our baby’s first trip meant there was so much to think about which had never concerned us before. For example, things like climate and flight times suddenly play an important part in planning a trip, as do facilities and transport systems within the country.
So here’s five things which helped us when we were deciding where to go for our baby’s first trip abroad:
Choose somewhere close
Opt for somewhere child-friendly
Go for accommodation which suits your needs as a family
Make sure there’s something mummy and daddy will enjoy
Be realistic with your expectations for baby’s first trip
If you want to read more about our baby’s first trip abroad, you can read this post which outlines the truth about travelling with a baby. Or if you’re interested in finding out more about flying business class with a baby, then check out this post.