Travelling with (young) kids.
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
So near yet so far
It's really easy to get around in Calella and if, which is understandable, you want to get out of there you can easily go to Barcelona with train. The train there takes one hour. Nothing in Calella is far away, the village is really small even if it seems very big on the map. But remember that after a full day of walking you'll be pretty tired and then Calella will feel big walking home to the hotel..But, you can always stop for a beer or two :D . The trainstation is situated in the middle of calella, and runs with the costal-line. It's a great view from the train, on the left side when you go :D A wholedayticket costs 5€
- Study Abroad
The area it's not well connected by public transports. You can get there easily flying to Girona's Airport, but once there, I reccomend you to hire a car because the best way to visit the area is going town by town, and there are neither taxis nor buses in all the towns, some of them are really small.