Our First Trip With Baby B To Palm Springs, California
Having been to over 50 countries together as a couple, we’ve never been apprehensive to travel to a new place. But, now that Baby B is here, it would be a lie to say that we weren’t nervous about our first family trip.
There were a number of reasons why we chose Palm Springs as our first destination.
We had family renting an apartment there for the winter. This meant that not only did we have a place to stay, but we also had family to help out with Baby B.
2) Short Flight
It’s only a short 3 hour flight from Vancouver to Palm Springs. It was the perfect test for Baby B before we take him on a long-haul flight to Maui next month and Europe this summer. (Check out our 5 tips for flying with an infant)
It was a place we knew there would be no surprises. It was our 3rd visit to California but first time visiting Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. We didn’t have much planned for this trip, aside from relaxing by the pool in the hot desert sun.
4) Perfect Time Of Year
It was early February, so the weather in Palm Springs was perfect for an infant. Not too hot, but warm enough to enjoy the pool.
It was a lot of firsts for Baby B – first flight, first time in the pool, first time in warm weather, and of course his first trip.
Baby B’s first time in the pool
Hanging out on the grass by the pool, enjoying the warm weather
Checkin out Daddy’s beer. We love beer and always try new brews on our travels
This trip was very much about vacation downtime and very little about adventure and exploration. It was a well needed rest!
Where was your first family trip?