Sometimes Traveling With A Kid Is Hard

Don't get me wrong, I love traveling with Baby ISO and I encourage everyone to continue (or start) traveling after having kids; however, it can sometimes be really frustrating. It is pretty rare that I see an Instagram image or blog post that really illustrates the challenges and frustrations that sometimes occur. Holy moly, the terrible twos!

But parents out there traveling (or dining out) with kids -- you are not alone! And for new parents (or parents who haven't yet traveled with their kids) don't let worries about these frustrating times keep you from traveling. The benefits of any open mind, great sense of humor, go with the flow attitude, and willingness to try new things are major benefits for both you and your kids no matter their age.

J and I wanted to share these photos from some of our recent trips and outings so you can laugh along with us at the challenges of parenting while traveling.

Hiding in the tiniest hotel bathroom ever while waiting for Baby ISO to fall asleep.

Hiding in the tiniest hotel bathroom ever while waiting for Baby ISO to fall asleep.

"I will not walk any more!" Notice the man walking by totally give us the side eye.

"I will not walk any more!" Notice the man walking by totally give us the side eye.

Baby ISO was NOT in the mood to wait for dinner. Clearly we needed to bring out the reinforcements in the form of Peppa Pig. #dontjudge

Baby ISO was NOT in the mood to wait for dinner. Clearly we needed to bring out the reinforcements in the form of Peppa Pig. #dontjudge

A parent's version of the ever so popular leading pose on Instagram.

A parent's version of the ever so popular leading pose on Instagram.

But more often than not, traveling with a baby is awesome. So parents, please don't let it scare you and just try to laugh when these frustrations happen.

But more often than not, traveling with a baby is awesome. So parents, please don't let it scare you and just try to laugh when these frustrations happen.


Tell me, how has your experience been traveling with kids? If you don't yet have kids, do you hope to keep traveling after?