Name: Oliver (2.5)
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Favorite Family-Friendly Place To See or Thing To Do Here: The Montreal Jazz Festival! We especially loved La Petite Ecole du Jazz, which had free childrens concerts several times a day.
Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: As much as children love and need routine, you have to just let it go on vacation. Our son was so excited by everything that he often didn't nap until very late in the day...but this left us the evenings to explore the city, and listen to some fantastic jazz late into the night. Our son LOVED staying up late, and being part of the night-life (especially since he's usually in bed long before dark when we're at home).
Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: We always bring our son's favorite books to read before bedtime.
An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling: Little inexpensive toys (that I pick up before the trip at a thrift store) to get us through long train or plane rides. If they are broken or lost we don't have to worry about it.