Part 3: While in Europe
It’s about time I finish this three part series! I’ve shared a few of my favorite travel tips on packing and flying about a month ago (has it really been that long!?) Here’s the last of my tips, whew!
While there were plenty of grocery stores and snacks around available during our trip to Norway, I found that Ellie was better eating what she was most familiar with. We had brought along some homemade granola, pretzels, and goldfish, all which was gone by the end of our trip! My sister-in-law is so good about always having fresh fruit on hand – which Ellie also loved! It was so handy having snacks already prepared and in our bags, so when we were heading off on our next adventure, the snacks were good to go!
Prepare for all kinds of weather
Some may call it over packing, I call it prepared! While we surprisingly didn’t get any snow while we were in Norway, we had a few blustery, cold days and a lot of sunny, warm days! In half of our pictures we are bundled up, the other half we had our pants and shirts rolled up, wishing we had brought along shorts! Needless to say, I’m glad that we brought our winter jackets and also packed in some lighter outfits.
Nap on the Go
Blame it on jet-lag or our busy schedule, but every time Ellie was in her car seat, she fell asleep. And in her stroller too! We were often out and about during nap time, so we just planned to let her nap on the go. It threw off her schedule a bit, then again so did the jet lag, but it did allow us the flexibility we needed to go, go, go!
Plan Kid Friendly Activities
Luckily on this trip, we were with my niece and nephews, so all our activities were kid approved! In Oslo we hit up a children’s museum (the coolest thing!), one day we took a hike and Ellie insisted on walking the entire way, we walked down to the neighborhood park and beach in the evenings, and always gave the kids time to run around and play.
You’ve already made it past the long flight. You’ve already worried for months about what to pack. Now It’s your time to just enjoy it! (You can start worrying again when you get home and have ten loads of laundry to do 😉