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Sarah, Scott & Ahlia Payne (2yr)
Australia, Northern NSW
A family of 3, soon to be 4.
The interior design, the brand manager at RVCA and the little wayfarer.
The perpetual travellers who always have their next trip planned.
Surf and Snow
Comfort, waves and good food
Having a baby hasn’t slowed us down, we have still travelled quite a bit in the last two years, both domestically and international – Fiji (7mths), Hawaii (1yr) and the Maldives (1 & a half).
I would say we are now more conscious of where we choose to stay, more conscious of what the food options are like and what service and facilities are offered for the three of us.
Consider selecting a room, which has a separate bedroom if possible. It will mean you’re not heading to bed when your baby does.
If it’s a long haul flight with a stopover, even for a few hours, consider getting a hotel room in the airport if possible (Singapore is fantastic for this). We booked our room for 4 hours. It allowed us to put our bags down, shower, head out for dinner and to relax for a moment, not having to focus on Ahlia wondering off or staying in her seat.
Finding healthy food options and snacks.
We’re so thrilled to be about to experience some amazing corners of the world with our little one. We no longer look at travelling as ‘where are we going to go in the world’ but ‘imagine the amazing places we will be able to show her’.
We have found it best to keep Ahlia on her normal routine (Australian time) while on the plane. Aiming for sleep at her usual times but as soon as we arrive at our destination, we change to local time. Even if it means putting her to bed before she is ready. The first night has always been the roughest, but from then on she has always adjusted well.
As our holidays end up revolving around surfing, we tend to hunt out accommodation options that are on or are close to surf breaks. The closer we are to the break the less time Scotty is away (in reality less travel time = more time getting barrelled) which in the end means more downtime for me.
Medical facilities, especially if we are heading to a remote island.
Hahaha, I’m still trying to work this out.
It’s amazing how many nappies you need to pack for a couple of weeks away. If you are travelling somewhere nappies will be easy to access this could be a start.
– The Maldives is not a place to skimp on nappies; you are likely not to come across any.
State of Escape – Escape & Freestyle
The Girls by Emma Cline
“Be a little selfish and do something for yourself every day, something different once a month and something spectacular every year” source unknown
Japan for the culture, food and snow
Surf…..but wish I could say both.
Depends on where we are in the world and if we feel like cooking, but I’d say small Boutique Resort
Can be found on the beach or escaping in a good book or movie. I otherwise have my head stuck in my computer researching SOMETHING or SOMEWHERE….