1. Baby steps. For his first trip, a short car ride was a good start. Baby always falls asleep in his car seat, so we had a peaceful ride and plenty of room to bring whatever he needed, plus privacy and the luxury of stopping anywhere/anytime; not to mention home was never too far away in case it all fell apart.
2. Travel on baby's terms and schedule. Baby is exclusively breastfed and does so about every two hours. The whole day revolved around that fact, with nursing and diaper-changing breaks every couple of hours to keep him happy.
3. Be prepared. Snacks, water and comfy shoes for the adults, loaded diaper bag for baby. We opted for not purchasing a stroller and instead registered for two baby carriers, which we love for making our lives easier and our baby happier.
5. Keep your cool. Although this was a very successful trip, it was by no means a complete breeze. We were exhausted by the end of the day, but I was so proud for getting out of the house, out of my comfort zone and back to nature with my family.