My husband and I decided to take a quick trip to San Francisco with our daughter. This was pretty significant due to it being our first trip on a plane together. Once I wrapped my head around the one hour flight with a potty-trained nearly three year old, it was full steam ahead.
If you haven't guessed by now- I'm a thinker. I have to stop myself from over-thinking, analyzing and being too type-A. So this family first was bound to be the ultimate test.
I considered the basic traveling questions-weather, transportation and lodging. Then added the car seat, stroller, and entertainment components. Luckily, there are some great options on the market that made my planning easy.
I researched the gate check options for our existing car seat - Safety 1st - Elite 80 Air Plus (which is no longer available but a phenomenal seat) & stroller by Britax, B-Agile. Both are great for daily use but considered bulky in the travel world. So I weighed my options for renting a car seat upon arrival and purchasing an umbrella stroller.
3 reasons to use my gear:
Once we decided to take our gear, which was free to check on Southwest Airlines, everything fell into place. I ordered two travel bags (see below), reviewed a list of family excursions and prepared for an adventure.
Big questions: Did the bags rip? NO. Wheels break? NO. Were they useful? Both were superb! Stood the up to the test with ease.
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