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Baby in the Lap of Luxury

Just to go along with our traveling with kids theme…

Aside from being the Honeymoon Guru at Classic Travel, I also have an 11 month old son.  I took him to Italy last year and some hotels really rolled out the red carpet!

The JK Place Capri  treated him like a true VIP. When we got to our room there was a wee-sized robe and slippers waiting for him, along with a complete bath set and penguin washcloth puppet that he still insists on using. His crib even got nightly turn down service and a small stuffed animal was waiting for him at bedtime.  When we checked out, he got an “I stayed at the JK Place Capri” bib.

The best of all was that Lorenzo, the manager of the restaurant, took a shine to him and carried Xavier around, giving my husband and me free hands to gorge ourselves on the delicious breakfast or quickly throw back a glass of rose.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference!

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Travel with Kids

Have kids but still want to travel?

It is easier than you might think. Conde Nast Traveler just did a piece on taking kids to Florence.  I took my son there last year and it was (almost) effortless.

We stayed at Villa La Massa (which is VERY good for kids – complete with outdoor play area on their beautiful, sprawling grounds) in a one bedroom suite. The suite was great because we could put the baby to sleep in the bedroom and my husband and I could drink wine in the living room and plan our activities for the next day.

I was initially worried such an old city wouldn’t be stroller friendly – but the cobblestone streets handled our city mini just fine. It made us feel like locals because they all had strollers too!

Everyone would approach us to tell us how beautiful the baby was – and the servers at restaurants went out of their way to make us comfortable.  I think we got better treatment than we ever would have without a baby.

We’re already planning his next getaway!


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