Name: Erik (13 months)
Location: Lerwick, Shetland
Favorite Family-Friendly Place To See or Thing To Do Here: Shetland's natural beauty made it the perfect place to go on lots of walks. Also, for older children there are plenty of historical sites to explore as well as a rich Viking history to learn about.
Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: We don't live near our families so most of our vacations are to go see them. It's wonderful because Erik gets lots of extra love and we even get some time as a couple (without having to hire someone) Also, we try not to get too stressed about bedtime and go with the flow...especially on traveling days.
Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: We stayed with my husband's mom while we were there so we felt like we were home already! Otherwise, we brought a few of Erik's toys and books from home so he wouldn't feel completely uprooted.
An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling:Books! Even at Erik's young age, books provided plenty of entertainment on our flights as well as when we were in Shetland.