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Belle B

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Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:50:49 AM »
Where can I go for 2.5 months October - Dec with a 3 year old and 3 month old?

We would like to stay in one location , rent a house / vacation rental and enjoy the culture, explore our surrounding.
A scenic location that would not require us to rent a car.

Can be cold or warm.

Thank you !!

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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 09:00:44 AM »
Where are you currently located? Given the 3 month old I would assume closer equals better. As for not requiring a car generally Europe or the East and West Coast of the US tend to be more walkable or have good public transport.

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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 10:55:16 AM »
Currently located in US. Not worried about traveling with a 3 months old... have traveled with an infant before ( my opinion best time to travel w kids ! before they are mobile)

Looking for more specific recommendations outside of US.
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Name of city or towns in Europe or South America or New Zealand, etc.

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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 12:01:40 PM »
Some interesting options with great public transport:
Paris
Amsterdam
London
Dublin
Berlin
Prague
Rome
Madrid
Barcelona

The best option would probably be to find a location to stay just outside of a big city(unless money isn't a concern) with easy public transport into the city.

Is there a reason you'd prefer to stay in one place for the full 2.5 months? I would possibly consider splitting it between two cities in that time frame.

Like Possibly doing London and Paris or Amsterdam and Paris. Those are just a relatively short train trip apart.
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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 06:43:48 PM »
Depends on what you want to do:

Beaches - Mexico, Thailand - Puerto Escondido, Mexico and Koh Lanta, Thailand are 2 places we liked.
City culture (museums, etc..) - Mexico City, Buenos Aires
Hang out with other expats - Bali, Chiang Mai, Oaxaca
etc...

It will be cold in Europe, especially in the North.

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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »
Can stay in 2 different locations for sure.

We've been to a few of the European cities listed above but looking for something more off the beaten path.

and yes worried that north Europe might be too cold for us.

Honestly at this point options are open to either beach destination or scenic towns in Europe ... we have also considered Japan (direct fights so easy to get to).

Thank you for the suggestions.


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Re: Oct - Dec travel w toddler and baby
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 09:38:00 PM »
I'd love to do a Christmas market in Europe, say Munich or Salzburg. Beautiful, but cold.

Thai beaches are great, but much further than Mexico. Take a look at Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Zihuatanejo, or Puerto Escondido (bigger waves.)

In Thailand, without kids, we spent a bunch of time in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. With kids, in Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe. All are great.