I’m super excited and somewhat nervous about this Wednesday’s trip to Costa Rica. M and I are taking Baby Max south for 10 days of sun & surf. This will be my fourth trip to the most peaceful little nation in Central America. I love the people, fresh fruit and expansive coastline. We are headed to the touristy beach town of Tamarindo for the weekend, followed by the quiet village of Nosara for nearly a week. We rented a modern condo in Tamarindo and a private house in Nosara. Baby Max has been traveling with us to and from Florida since around six weeks, but this will be his first passport stamp. And his first long plane ride, with a layover. Once we arrive in San Jose it’s a 4-5 hour drive to the Pacific coast. We might be a little crazy to attempt this type of trip with a ten month old, but it’s been a while since we had an adventure and we’re itching for one.
The past few days I have read this blog up and down for advice and inspiration: Have Baby Will Travel. It’s full tips for everything from what to pack, whether to bring your own car seat (yes) and how to entertain little ones through security and on the plane. Speaking of car seats, ours is a bit to bulky to lug around the airport so we picked up a cheapie at Burlington Coat Factory Baby Depot. Until now we’ve been squeezing our little 20-pounder into an infant car seat stroller system at the airport, which he is way too old and big for. The journey is worth it…once we’re there I’m looking forward to yoga, waves and spiked tropical smoothies.
Do you have any advice for traveling with an infant?