Victoria Schneider

Why We Chose To Travel With Our Baby

After we left San Diego, we spent a day driving up the coast to Malibu. Traffic was a beast, and when you’ve got a baby crying in the backseat, it can make things feel ten times worse. After an hour or two, we made it to El Matador Beach. I fell in love with this place when we went to Malibu two years ago, so I knew it would lift everyone’s spirits that day. It was overcast, but the sun started peaking through the clouds when we got there, which made it even more magical. Cove was so happy and kept…

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San Diego Zoo – La Jolla – Scripps Pier

For the last half of our stay in San Diego, we decided to spend it at the San Diego Zoo and exploring the beaches nearby. We were so excited to take the boys to the zoo. The San Diego Zoo was also celebrating 100 years and was rated the best zoo in America. I was so impressed with it. We saw a grizzly bear fight, elephants up close & personal and the boys were in love with the polar bear that played in front of them. If you haven’t been and you are in the area, I highly recommend it,…

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San Diego – Balboa Park, Old Town & La Jolla

We just got home from my happy place, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about all the great memories we made taking Cove there for the first time. I plan on giving you guys a full tour guide with our top food and must sees for all our SoCal favorites, but for now, I thought I would highlight some of our days. I have always loved San Diego since my family took me as little girl. We didn’t get to see a ton in 2014 when we flew in, but we knew with all it’s family attractions, we definitely…

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First Halloween Part II | Baby Shark

I was so excited when I realized we would be celebrating Cove’s first Halloween in Laguna Beach! I am all about homemade costumes, which you can see from my previous post and Cove’s other Halloween costume, but I found this shark outfit and knew we had to let him be a little shark flapping around on the beach. When we tried it on at the store he was grinning from ear to ear. When we took him to the beach this time, he was so afraid of the sand. It was crazy because in Charleston he loved it. But hey…

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Franklin | Pilgrimage Music Festival

You may have read about out recent weekend getaway to Franklin, TN. While we were there, the city was hosting the second annual Pilgrimage Festival, showcasing amazing artists and local vendors. It was one of the nicest festivals we have ever been to. You could even ride your canoe or horse to the festival. How cool is that?! I think one of the biggest and most helpful features of the festival for us was that it was very family friendly. There were tons of families there and lots of options for people with kids. They even have a Little Pilgrims stage that…

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Franklin, TN | Travel Guide

It’s really hard to put into words how much we loved this city right outside of Nashville. I had a pretty good idea that Ian and I would enjoy our stay, but we didn’t realize just how much we would fall in love with the town and people. We headed up through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee on a Thursday morning, on the first day of fall. It was a perfect way to kick off the season. Tennessee’s rolling hills are unlike any other state. When we made it to our B&B, the Tin Roof Cottage, we instantly felt at home.…

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Mini Road Trips and Our Top Car Seat Picks

I honestly believe that fresh air and being outside can change your entire mood. Now that the weather is cooling down, we will be outside a lot more than just the evenings. This past weekend, we packed up the car and headed just north of our house to visit the lake. We didn’t have a lot of time since we had obligations that night, but just sitting by the water really calmed all three of us. One of the quickest ways to calm Cove when he is fussy is to strap him in the stroller and just take him outside for…

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San Diego Guys Trip

Some of my favorite trips are the last minute, spontaneous ones because we have to buckle down and get all the logistics planned quickly, then we’re off while still on the high / excitement of planning the trip. Now I love planned trips too (we typically have two trips a year that are planned months out), but there’s just something about jumping on a plane a few days later and throwing yourself into the flow of whatever happens, happens. It was just Jimmy and I for this trip though. You’ve seen him, Jen and their little guy on this blog…

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Atlanta Staycation Part III | Fernbank

On the last day of our staycation we headed to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It is such a beautiful gem in Atlanta. When you walk in the museums great hall, you are surrounded by a recreation of the world’s largest dinosaurs which is stunning. The rest of the museum has a variation of different exhibits as well as a permanent exhibit on  Georgia’s History. One of the main attractions is the museums IMAX theatre, where it shows a variation of films on the planet and its beauty.

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Atlanta Staycation Part II | Georgia Aquarium

I think this had to be my favorite day of our staycation! Days with a baby under one are pretty unpredictable, so I have learned to not have very many expectations when we go out to do something. Some days can go insanely smooth, and others can end in massive blowouts, meltdowns and who knows what else. But in this case, Cove’s reaction to the aquarium far surpassed the small expectations I had. He was absolutely mesmerized. We could have sat at each exhibit forever letting him watch the creatures and fish swim around. The Georgia Aquarium is one of the…

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Atlanta Staycation Part I | Zoo Atlanta

We were so excited to take a few days off for a little staycation in the place we call home. CityPASS hooked us up with some amazing passes to Atlanta’s greatest attractions. I was so excited to take Cove to some of the places I hadn’t been since I was a child. First on our list was Zoo Atlanta. Ian and I had both not been in about a decade. We had the best time going through and looking at all the animals. Ian joked that I was just as excited as some of the kids, and I really was! I loved seeing all the…

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Beach Baby Essentials

It’s sweet summertime and everyone is headed to the beach! I had a few people reach out to me about how we managed a baby at the beach. (Cove was just four months old when we took him to meet the ocean – which you can see here) So I thought I would share just a few of the things that made taking Cove to the beach so much easier.

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Charleston | Isle of Palms | Spring Vacation

I was so excited to escape for a little getaway with our family. I was even more excited to take Cove to the beach for the first time. If you didn’t already know, our family loves the beach. We were really hoping Cove would too, and he did! He loved watching the waves and feeling the sand between his toes. It was such a relaxing time for us, and was much needed alone time. There is something so rejuvenating about being near the water. For me, its the sense of how vast and big it is. It reminds you that…

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Salty Air Memories

This past week, we were able to get away for some much needed family time. It was such an amazing experience to be able to bring him to one of our favorite places – the beach! He absolutely loved the water and was so mesmerized by the ocean. We had wonderful weather, and the salty air was good for our spirits. Cove has just hit four months, and has started some major drooling/teething. It has been a little bit rough for him, but I came across Martina’s and have been sold every since. These baltic amber teething necklaces and bracelets…

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A Night Under The Sea

I was so excited when the Georgia Aquarium asked Ian and I to preview its new exhibits and celebrate its 10th Anniversary. When Ian and I first started dating around 7 years ago, we went to the aquarium for a date day. I hadn’t been back since. It was such a fun date night and exactly what we needed to break up our busy week. The new Sea Lion show (opening March 31st) was incredibly entertaining and a lot of fun. It brought back many memories of our trip to San Fransisco where we sat staring at the Sea Lions at Pier 225 for…

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