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Barbados was the first trip we went on after Lucas was born. At the time he was a week shy of 3 months old. We had a great time, enjoying sites all over the island. This trip was the start of over three years (and counting) of amazing travel with our little third wheel!
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For our first time traveling with our baby Lucas, Kim and I initially considered staying in a resort style hotel. Since we were using our Capital One points to pay for the trip, we thought it would be a good time to splurge a little.
About a month in advance we started looking online and making calls. Many of the places in our price range were sold out for the dates needed. We even considered staying at the island’s most popular all-inclusive (they had babysitters available!) but we couldn’t justify spending what we would normally pay for a week’s stay, on just one night (we also didn’t really think we’d actually be able to leave Lucas with a stranger.) Continue reading Hotel Review: Pirate’s Inn- Browne’s Gap, Barbados
I am not really a beach person or the type to lay out to get a tan. While traveling I think there are much better things that can be done with your time.
However, I promised Kim that we would go to the beach while visiting Barbados. We heard that there were lots of beautiful beaches around the island. We planned to use our rental car to visit a few beaches but one of the best ended up being a 10 minute walk from our hotel! Continue reading A Beautiful Beach: Rockley Beach- Barbados
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We had a very nice flight home from Barbados on Lucas’ 3 month birthday.
On our first flight from Barbados to Miami, Kim and I each had an aisle seat. The middle seat on my side ended up being empty so Kim changed seats with me a couple of times to feed the baby. The flight attendants were very nice on the flight as were many other passengers. The only real problem was after landing. Our stroller did not make it to the gate and was sent to the baggage claim area.
Sitting upfront in first class was a great way to end our trip. The extra space in the seats and generous recline made for a comfortable, quick flight back from Miami to New York.
The service in first is a big upgrade from coach.
In coach all that is offered on short flights is beverage service- water, juice, soda or coffee. Anything else you pay for. You can purchase snacks, sandwiches & liquor if you choose to do so.
In first there was no meal service but we did get brought drinks and snacks a few times.
Prior to take-off a flight attendant came around with a tray of juice and water.
Once we got in the air the beverage cart came by. I decided to have a ginger ale with vodka.
The first snack was a small glass of warm, mixed nuts. It was definitely tasty and went well with my drink!
The other snack was a warm English toffee cookie. It was really good and I ended up having seconds.
I am glad to have had such great experiences so far flying with an infant. After getting through four flights on his first trip, Lucas is a real pro at flying! Too bad lap babies do not earn frequent flyer miles. I can’t wait for our next trip!