Arriving at your destination is exciting! However, there are a few things to remember.

  1. Travel is tiring. We took an overnight bus to NYC, then an overnight flight to France, then we had to get our leased car and drive several hours to Loire Valley. Phew!! Exhausting for the driver as well as all the travelers, especially little people.
  2. Time differences are no joke. Take a nap if you need one. Don’t push it and have a miserable day. Better to make fewer good memories than a bunch of bad ones. We are trying to create family moments here!
  3. Enjoy your hotel, BNB or apartment. You paid money to rent this space. Just like you pay at an all inclusive resort to sit and relax at the beach, you are paying for this space. Enjoy it!
  4. Simple memories are what your children will remember. They aren’t going to remember all the history, but they will remember the taste of the cherries they picked from the yard!!

Here are some photos from our first day at our apartment in Loire Valley, France.