About Backpack to Buggy
Backpack to buggy aims to give new parents, or prospective parents, help with the transition from traveling to traveling with kids. Hopefully it will show you that you can travel with the kids not for the kids. From sharing reviews of destinations, great gear, hard-learned tips & tricks, or just philosophy, I hope to inspire more parents to recommit to their love of travel and to inspire their next generation of travelers.
I am an late 30-something mother who spent 30-something years traveling the world to 19 countries on 4 1⁄2 continents. Only 10 years ago, I was traveling Asia with only a bookbag size backpack. Having my first baby a year and half ago almost put an end to my travels. After our first “test” trip to Hawaii, another parent summed it up accurately as “it’s no longer a vacation, it’s now a trip.”
Travel is in my blood. It feeds my soul. There are so many places I haven’t seen yet! One Christmas, while sharing a horrible cold with my daughter, (oh you know who shared with whom), and probably under the influence of a fever and drugs, I decided that we had to take a travel vacation. That meant no relatives involved, over an ocean, to a country where English is not the first language, a tropical climate and an exciting culture. We went to Bali & Hong Kong and I recovered my travel mojo. My husband had a wonderful, memorable vacation. My daughter added some stamps to her passport, made new acquaintances from around the world, learned new animal names & sounds, ate many new foods and was treated like a rock star.
There are lots more “trips” in our future and if all goes well, even raising our little girl outside of the USA for a while.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter backpacktobuggy.