Family Travel, General

Take tots to Europe? Absolutely

Kids in Italy

Published On Sat Jun 24 2006 in The Toronto Star By Heather Greenwood Davis Search the Internet for advice on taking a vacation in Europe with kids under the age of five and you’re likely to find three words: Don’t do it. Article after article will tell you how hard it will be and that you should wait until they are “old enough.” And in a lot of ways they are right. Simply traveling with an infant from home to the neighbour can require more bags than a solo trip to the most remote part of the Outback. But let’s face it, outside of the playroom at McDonald’s and the babysitter’s place, there are few places in the world that are easy to bring your toddlers. “So,” Amie O’Shaughnessy asks, “why not Italy? O’Shaughnessy is one of the few yay-sayers on the Web. After taking her own son on a vacation to Europe as a toddler she saw the need for a travel planner who could offer specific insights into how to make the trip work with young children in tow. After an initial scouting trip to Italy on her own in 2003, she took her then 13-month-old son Devon…

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