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“In the Blend” Spotlight – Travels with Baby (travelswithbaby.com)

Today’s spotlight is on “Travels with Baby”.

I love to travel, especially as a family with my two daughters. Whenever it’s vacation planning time I start searching around for family related travel sites. One of my favorite family/baby travel related sites is Shelly Rivoli’s Travel with Baby. Travel with Baby in “In the Blend” on our family travel page.

Shelly started Travelswithbaby.com back in 2004 while researching for her award winning book Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children.

Shelly’s site is packed full of helpful information. It’s especially helpful to those who are traveling with a baby or younger children. You’ll find a huge selection of articles that are a must read for new parents who are getting ready to travel with their baby. Tips on packing, travel destination for families, flying tips, products and gear that are best for travel, a directory of baby equipment rental companies, hotel and vacation property reviews, links and resources and much more.

If you’re getting ready to travel with your baby for the first time, be sure you check out Shelly’s site. You’ll find it’s some of the best and most helpful reading that you can find on the topic of traveling with your baby or family.

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Family vacation to Quebec – Any kid friendly suggestions?

My wife and I just finished planning our Summer 2012 family vacation plans. Our next vacation will be to Quebec, Canada. When it’s just the two of us traveling we try to plan vacations away from the miserable Texas heat. Preferably into the mountains. Summer vacations though are for the family and are usually with our daughters.

Over the last three years the vacation plans were based around activities just for girls. Disneyworld, Disneyland, Beach trips, amusement parks and other stuff primarily for kids. This next trip we decided to make it more of a trip for the adults. We’ll be traveling to Montreal, Mont-Tremblant and Quebec City. We did find some fun stuff to do with our daughters, but our main reason for picking these cities is because it’s what we wanted to see.

By next summer our daughters will be 9 and 11 years old. A good portion of the stuff my wife and I want to see will probably bore the girls, but I know they’ll deal with it. I would like to find some other things that are great for kids.

Have you traveled with your family to Montreal, Mont-Tremblant or Quebec City… or anywhere near these cities?

If you have, I’d love to hear your suggestions for kid friendly activites. Please post your suggestions below in a comment.

Photo by David Paul Ohmer