Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I am so excited to bring to you my next travel post in our family travel series, the Savannah travel guide with kids! We loved Savannah SO much and we would love to go back again! Savannah, Georgia was a great, kid friendly city that wasn’t too far too travel for us as a family (and with me being in my third trimester). In this post, I will briefly cover our trip, where we stayed and how we all keep our sanity during a family trip and make it fun along the way! I also compiled a beautiful PDF file which you can view here in the blog (at the end of this post) or you can download for future use!
View the PDF at the bottom of this post
I make sure to organize myself as much as possible before taking a trip with the girls. The most important bag I pack is the diaper bag that has all the necessities for the girls and for the both of us. I make sure to pack lots of snacks, activities, wallet (with birth certificates, especially for the lap child on the flight), diapers, wipes (disinfecting and baby wipes), sunglasses, change of clothing for each child, sippy cups, and gum! We only take one large suitcase and one medium suitcase with us and we check them both at the gate when we arrive. We also check our car seats since we have found that it is much easier to check our own then to rent them with the car. We have these EXTREMELY lightweight car seats here for only $47 and LOVE them for travel. We place them in these travel bags and they have survived pretty well in there!
Image by the talented, Callie Beale Photography (more to come)
Savannah was thankfully a quick flight for us and we managed to get by without any tantrums this time around (in California, we weren’t so lucky)! We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Savannah’s Historic District and it was such a perfect location! We were able to walk everywhere that we wanted to and they even had a great restaurant right on location. We had a queen bed suite, which was perfect because we were able to nap the girls in the bedroom and have a little quiet time in the “lounge” area of the suite. The first night was a bit rough and not much sleep occurred, but by the second night everyone was sleeping a lot better. We had a cot in front of the queen bed for Olivia and a crib on the side of the bed for Ellie! We would put them to bed in there first and then crawl in when we were ready for bed. It worked perfectly! The Holiday Inn was the perfect place to rest our heads at night and it’s extremely affordable as well, which is key. The entire hotel was recently built and it’s absolutely gorgeous inside. If you are looking for a great hotel to stay with as a family, I highly recommend this one!
We received so many great restaurant recommendations from all of you on Instagram (thank you) and I rounded up our favorite ones within the PDF magazine at the bottom of this post! I also included our favorite things to do and what we would do the next time we were to travel to Savannah, since we didn’t have time for everything! For our next big trip, we are thinking Europe next summer, with the three kids! Holy smokes, saying that out loud gives me just a tiny bit of anxiety! Ha! But I wouldn’t have it any other way and we are excited to be able to travel with our kids as much as we possibly can! If you have any places that you suggest is super kid friendly in Europe, we would love to know about them! We are thinking of putting a few cities on the list and going over for a few weeks, so any tips you have, would be wonderful!