5, A good camera – I’m currently lusting after this beauty. It’s true that an iPhone can take a mighty good photo these days, but sometimes it’s nice to ramp up the resolution (in case you want to print a large scale version of a photo you shot as I plan on doing for Father’s Day this year – pat-on-back-to-myself). I recently made myself a promise that I would bring my SLR camera with me every time I go out with the kids so I can get in the habit of capturing our daily life – instead of just our travels.
Don’t want to miss a day from Instagram (even though you probably should!!), you can purchase an international SIM card (like trpprmobile – www.trpprmobile.com) so you can stay connected (with unlimited texting and data) without spending a fortune on international roaming fees. You can use it to navigate to a local park, pediatrician or just to read restaurant reviews to ensure that adorable local bistro you spied will be welcoming/accommodating to children.
Juggling a young family, entrepreneurial pursuits and an insatiable appetite for travel and adventure, Amanda Blakley documents the unknown, unseen, and untouched for readers of The Huffington Post, The Tig and others. You can also catch up with her, and her chief adventurers at: www.theadventuresofatticus.tumblr.com and check out her heymama profile here.