Anyone who has followed along here for any length of time knows that travel is a passion of mine. It always has been, and it’s something my husband and I share—we love going on new adventures and seeing parts of the world we’ve never seen before.
Of course, becoming parents has changed how we travel. That’s inevitable. But it hasn’t stripped us of our passion to travel—both with and without our kiddo.
Sometimes, when we’re in the midst of planning the next adventure, I like to share those details with you all here. Mostly because I hope to inspire you to embrace your own desire for adventure—your own yearning to get out and see the world.
Because travel is something we could all use more of!
Right now, we’re in that stage of planning. Which always starts with choosing a destination. For us, we’re considering the Yucatan for our next family adventure.
We were looking for a beach getaway this time, something a bit closer to home, and quite different than our typical European travels. For the first time ever, we are looking at all-inclusive resort options, mostly because that’s just an easier trip to manage with a little one in tow.
In Mexico, these two destinations both meet those requirements pretty perfectly.
Most people have heard of the Yucatan Peninsula. The area boasts Mayan ruins that have drawn plenty of attention, and visitors, over the years, and it’s situated along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches. There are also a lot of all-inclusive resorts to pick from and they only require about half a day of travel to get to from San Diego.
In case you couldn’t tell, it’s not enough for us to just head to a beach destination and spend that time in beach chairs with drinks in hand. If that’s how you like to travel, all power to you—it’s all about knowing what you love to do! But for us, we like to travel to destinations with new sites to see and adventures to partake in as well.
Don’t get me wrong; we’ll still probably have a beach day or two! But we’ll also be adventuring inland to see what these locales actually have to offer beyond the tan.
To that end, we’re already researching some kid-friendly adventure ideas in both spots. As well as babysitting options so that my husband and I can hopefully get out to have an adventure just the two of us while we’re there.
Because traveling with a kiddo shouldn’t have to mean forgoing an amazing hike or an epic snorkel site. We’ve had some really incredible experiences with babysitting options abroad, and most all-inclusive resorts have fully vetted staff for just that purpose. Of course, always read reviews, look at credentials, and follow your own gut before leaving your child(ren) with anyone. But know that just because you’re traveling with kids doesn’t mean you can’t have some adult-only time to explore!
We’re still not totally sure which town we’re going to pick. Who knows, maybe we’ll take a long vacation and hit up the whole coast! Because if there is one thing my husband and I agree on, it’s that instilling a love for travel in this little girl of ours is definitely a priority worth striving towards!