Kid Allergy Travel was nominated for a Liebster Award!

In German, “liebster” means dearest. Within the blogger community, a Liebster Award means you are recognized fondly by your fellow peers for valued work within the blogging world. Kid Allergy Travel is proud to announce that we were nominated for this prestigious blogger community award by Catherine at We Go With Kids and are tickled to accept such recognition.

What are the official rules of the Liebster Award?

Wanna learn more about this award? Check out the details of the Liebster Award from The Global Aussie.

What about the blog that nominated us?

So… who is We Go With Kids? The creators behind this site are a duo named Catherine and Nancy. Both are lawyers by trade, moms, and wives. These incredible ladies created their site as a labor of love to inspire others to “go with kids.” Their blog posts are informative, beautifully documented, and comprehensive. We met working together on collaborative posts such as Best Science Centers in the World, Best U.S. Zoos with Kids, and Best Family Weekend Getaways in California. We invite you to step into their world to learn about exotic places like Paris and Kauai, or maybe places closer to home like Connecticut and Nebraska.

Question & Answer Session

Part of the process of accepting the Liebster Award requires that the award winner go through the process of a question and answer session. These are our answers to the questions posed by We Go with Kids.

  1. What is your best travel advice to new parents preparing to travel for the first time?

Don’t over schedule! Traveling with kids means you must be more flexible with your time. Cramming activities into one day that require physical exertion, kids to be still and quiet, and/or focus for a long extended period of time can be very taxing for the youngest members of your family. Make sure to mix it up and give kids of all ages the opportunity to have some down time during the day. This will make for happier and more patient children meaning a general more zen-like vacation experience for all.

2. What is the scariest travel experience you’ve ever encountered?

My scariest travel experience with kids was medical in nature. I have always had a carefree attitude toward bringing a medical kit along. Sometimes it made it into my carryon. Other times, I forgot about it entirely. This just happened to be one of those times when I traveled without. At roughly 2am, two of the four members in the family come down with extremely high fevers, and because I carried no medical kit, I didn’t have a thermometer to know how high and I also didn’t have any fever reducing medicine on hand. The hotel we were staying at had nothing either for purchase that could help. It ended with one of the adults wandering along the Downtown streets in the mid morning hours in an unfamiliar city questioning every open bodega if they carried child sized fever reducing medicine. Don’t be caught without a medical kit like I did!