[Travel Advice] Babymoon

Random Observation/Comment #579: Besides the frequent bathroom breaks and lighter walks, this adventure roadtrip was pretty much like the rest. Crushed it.

What’s a babymoon?

Similar to a honeymoon, a babymoon is a celebration of a life-changing milestone. It’s a last hurrah, but also supporting the foundation we build in our relationship. Kids will grow up and leave the nest, but we’ll always be together.

What makes a good babymoon location?

Here were our priorities:

  1. No zika
  2. Less than 6-hour flight
  3. A mix of adventure and relaxation
  4. Sunshine
  5. Someplace we’ve never been
  6. Feasible itinerary

Why did we choose Grand Canyon and Las Vegas?

Grand Canyon was a bucket list item for both of us. While I’ve been to Vegas a few times, Vinessa had only been there once a while ago. We planned a half-hiking and half-resorting activity. We also used up some of those Chase Sapphire Reserve points, so it was a pretty awesome free vacation.

We also considered Portugal, San Diego, and Charleston. Grand Canyon Roadtrip / Vegas gave us the best mix of adventure and relaxation while meeting our budget on a short notice (we booked 3 weeks before leaving).

Vinessa is wearing a backpack

Important things to note

Regardless of the trip, don’t forget she’s “making a foot.

Be careful of:

  • Over-exertion – If adventure is your thing, plan short and easy activities
  • Dehydration – Bring a backpack with plenty of water bottles (she needs to drink LOTS of water)
  • Sun spots – Pregnant women’s skin is way more sensitive, so make sure to pack sunscreen and apply often. Also bring a hat!
  • Malnutrition – Pregnant women need to eat every 2-4 hours (and apparently pee every 45 minutes) so pack some healthy snacks like clementines and nuts
  • Discomfort – Wear layers and comfortable clothes with the right shoes. Add time for breaks for walking and stretching. Note pregnant women must also move at least once an hour.
  • General sickness – Pack medication like Tums and Tylenol.
  • Flights – It’s good to get a note from your doctor before traveling past 25 weeks. Inform your flight attendant. Definitely do an aisle seat.
  • Airports – If you’re flying international, avoid going through the larger x-ray machine (metal detector is fine) and get a pat-down instead. It’s always good to err on the side of caution.

The next blogpost will be the full travel advice and how we executed our awesome babymoon in the event you’re planning yours and need some inspiration.

~See Lemons Babymoon & Vnessa with an Eye for making a foot