One Suitcase, Four Kids! Backpacking Across Europe

One Suitcase, Four Kids! Backpacking Across Europe


(upbeat music) – Morning, everyone. Christopher and I are
backpacking across Europe with our four small children,
it’s a great idea, eh? And I figured I’d show you how
we’re gonna make this happen. We don’t actually know
that it’s going to work, but we’re gonna show you what our plan is. I’m going to unpack my
backpack, this is it. This is an Osprey backpack.
– How heavy is it? – It’s really light.
(both laughing) The reason I really went for these packs is because they have a lifetime guarantee that has just, like, no questions asked, and I love that about backpacks. I actually have my own
junior high backpack that we still use as, like,
our Disneyland backpack. I can’t remember what
it is, maybe JanSport? I think it’s JanSport. We’ve replaced it, like, three times. I think it’s something pack?
Eastpak. – Is it?
– I can’t remember, but they deserve that promo,
but they’re not gonna get it. (both laughing) – They get an unsure promo.
– Oh, might be Eastpak. They have replaced it
for me so many times. So, I recommend looking
in to lifetime guarantees on backpacks ’cause they’re kinda awesome, and I think not that many people actually use them, but they are awesome. We are going to London, Paris, Rome, and some places around Rome. It will vary in temperature. London’s gonna be a little cooler, might have some rain showers. We’re gonna be, like, smokin’ hot in Rome and Paris from what I have heard. We’re tryin’ to pack according to that. We are also going to have a
couple professional engagements where–
– Doing like, meet and greets. – Yeah, you wanna look nice
for those photos, right? – And the Vatican, you have to not show your knees or your shoulders. – So the churches in
Italy, you have to have your knees fully covered, and
your shoulders full covered. So, those are the things I’m keeping in mind as we pack our things. First of all, I have a Puffer jacket. All of the kids have one of these. This unfolds and becomes
a giant, big, warm jacket. It is not fully, fully rainproof, but I’m not expecting downpours. This is for cold evenings, this is for, if it rains, but it’s not
like, downpour, serious rain. This, I love, I think it’s
Petunia Pickle Bottom. I got it as like a, yeah.
(laughs) – That’s the name of a company? – That’s a thing.
– Petunia? – Yeah, and their diaper bags
are a little too cumbersome and heavy for me, so far,
from what I’ve tried, I know people will argue me on that, but this little container thing I love. It’s a really nice, stain
proof, solid material, and I just really, really like it. I use this for kind of travel
diaper necessity things. I have two diapers in
here which is not enough for the whole plane ride or a full day, but it’s good as a backup and
car rides and some of the day, like if you’re going out for a half day. A container of wipes, and
then it has a little pocket where I keep teething gel and a little, tiny, mini diaper rash cream. Christopher’s backpack has
our main diaper supplies for while we travel, but
I think it’s nice for us to both have access to some
sort of diapering just in case. These are our London Passes,
and there’s a dining pass, and inside of here we have Oyster cards. This is for getting around
London and experiencing things in London, I had to pre-order it. I don’t know if you
actually really have them. I’m sure they’ll sell it to
you once you’re in London. The London Pass has access
to a ton of different places in London, and it gives
you kind of fast passes through the line, and it
gives you free experiences to those, but I mean, you have to pay. You have to pay for these. And then we also added Oyster cards. The Oyster cards will
get us around London. We are planning on completely
traveling by tube and metro, with the exception of a couple flights, but we aren’t planning
on getting into any cars. We are not bringing a car seat. We are also not bringing a stroller. The kids can ride for free with us, so I didn’t have to get them Oyster cards. And, I thought that was really cool, and I’m really glad I
looked that up ’cause I was going to buy some for the
kids and I don’t need to. I’m planning on finding similar
passes like that for Paris. Rome, we’ve pretty much
accounted for all of our stuff because we’ll be doing
that with a tour company that we’re really excited
about, and more on that soon. Okay so now let’s get down to
business with these backpacks. All right, I have a hairbrush. This is super lightweight, it’s a wet-dry. It’s got hair nets, so I’m kinda embarrassingly pulling it down here. So this is a wet-dry hairbrush. I thought it was the name of the company. But, it says Wet Brush Pro. This is a brush that works
for all of my kids’ heads where they don’t really complain too much about it hurting when I brush their hair. So, I could use a stronger bristle, but this packs well,
it’s really lightweight, it works for everybody in the family. This is a Turkish towel. This is the only towel
that we are bringing. So, if our family needs a towel, which we probably, maybe,
won’t even need one, but if we do we will have this
guy and we’re gonna share it. It dries really fast,
it’s also soft enough that we’re having it
double as a baby blanket. So this is also the only little
blanket that we’re bringing. They have microfiber
towels that are really tiny and great for travel, but in our family, we have some sensitivity to microfiber. So, we don’t do a lot of
microfiber because he doesn’t like the way that if feels
on his skin, I think. – My skin sticks to it, and
it makes me uncomfortable. It probably looks strange
to you that I disappeared and then reappeared with a baby. That’s the magic of editing. – They just keep appearing
out of nowhere in our house. – Do you want–
– Poof, baby! – Do you want us to stay here or… – Yeah, you can stay here.
– Okay. – Are you enjoying this? Wanna see how we’re packing for Europe? – Are you ready for Europe? You are, okay, he’s all packed. – This is my clothing
for basically the month. Not including my underwear
and socks, actually, I did pack a little separate
cube, but this is it. This is a compression cube,
so it’s like a regular packing cube, if you’ve seen one of those. If you go like this and
zip all the way around, it decompresses, see? So, it’s like that size,
which is what a cube’s like, and we can make it even smaller
with this second zipper. See how there’s this
normal packing zipper here? You can squish this down and
compress what you’re bringing. But, what is in this teeny, tiny cube of supposed clothes that I’ll
be wearing for a long time? All right, we have two quick dry shirts. They’re not gonna be my cutest moments, they look like athletic
gear, they’re lightweight, less wrinkly, and they will dry quickly if we’re washing things by hand. So, this is a tank top
which will go underneath or on it’s own, and it
has a little bra included, so, that’s nice. These are some Wal-Mart
jeggings, I love these so much. They are super soft, they look
kinda like jeans pretty much, I like to think they
totally look like jeans, and they’re going to be going with those shirts that you saw a second ago. – These are actually
pretty good for traveling ’cause denim is super heavy,
– Yeah. – And these roll up tighter so they take up less space and are less heavy. – They’re very lightweight,
but they still are versatile enough to go with most of my things. I am the only one not
bringing quick dry pants. Everybody else the family
has quick dry pants and I’ll show you that soon. – Otherwise we’d all be in jeggings, too. – Yeah, they wish they had my jeggings. – This is a dress. This dress is LuLaRoe, I
actually buy a lot of LuLaRoe things because they travel really well. They don’t wrinkle on me, at least the fabrics that I choose. You have with LuLaRoe
because some of the fabrics vary greatly, but once you
find a fabric that works, you’re gonna, like, yeah, that’s the one. This is my dress for meet and greets. It’s also LuLaRoe, it’s
also a non wrinkle material. It’s actually a different material, but this one will quick dry faster. I think its very polyester spandexy. But, it looks really nice,
I really like this dress. You watch any of our camping vlogs, I’m basically wearing
this dress at all times. It’s really cozy, basically
feels like pajamas for me. And, it’s made of their legging material, so it’s super stretchy and cozy. And, I saw somebody post on our vlog, “You wear dresses even when camping?” And, this is more comfortable to me than putting on heavy jeans or, I don’t feel really comfortable in shorts. So, this is cozy and airy,
and I just feel so good in it. So, this is just what
I prefer comfort wise. This is another tank top. We’ll just be wearing underwear and shirts and things like that to bed, we are not that picky about pajamas. They don’t have to be labeled pajamas for them to be pajamas. So, I rolled up my clothes
into here, and now I’m compressing it, which isn’t
always a pretty process. But, it does work, I double checked. There ya go. I love that these have a handle on the top ’cause you can just kinda
pull them in and out of your backpack, so I thought
that was a really nice touch. All right, I also packed
one fancy, like, bam-o bra, and that’s for my dresses
and when I’m doing things like the meet and greet. And then I packed a sports
bra because I figured that that would be nice for a day on the go and feel a little more cozy. And then we’ll be doing
a lot of hand washing. I don’t know if I mentioned that, but we are gonna be hand washing, maybe using laundry if
we have it available, but a lot of hand washing. For the flight, I’m going
to be wearing my jeggings, a shirt, a tank top, and my fancy bra because this takes up a lot of space. I have some walking/tennis shoes. These I will wear on the plane, as well. The one downside is having
to take them off at security, it’s a little bit more of a hassle, but overall, this takes up a lot of space and I’d rather wear the onto the plane than have to carry them around. There’s a little pocket in
here which I have not yet used. That’s the main compartment of my bag. There’s some space, there’s
some pockets I haven’t used. This area unzips all
the way and goes flat. And, it has my laptop and my underwear. I’ve packed some lightweight socks that are supposed to dry quickly, I’ve got my sports bra, and
then I did something special. Travel underwear, what is that? Well, it’s underwear that quick dries and it’s supposed to be moisture-wicking and it’s supposed to travel really easy and pack up light and wash really easily. So, I only purchased, I
think, three of those. So, going along with the
hand washing concept, I have some laundry detergent. Like, six packets, which
I’m really excited about. This is a laundry bag, so I put it inside this little tiny bag and
then it looks like this. Sometimes, when we’re suitcase packing, I usually put it back
in a spot in a suitcase and I love that, but since we’re gonna be doing it a little differently,
I made sure to pack this bag. I also have a clothesline, it’s got clips, it’s gonna hang up near
the bathtub, or whatever. That’s our whole laundry
system in this area. In this zone, I have sunglasses,
I have a portable charger. I love this one, I have it in pink, too, and it’s really cute but I don’t
know where it is right now. It has this thing right
here, and I don’t have to carry as many cords, it also converts. You still need a little cord
to charge it that’s separate, but usually with these
portable changes I feel like you’re always looking for a cord and you can’t charge the
thing you wanted to charge because you can’t find your cord. So, I like that this is a
mophie, here’s another area here. There’s also, if you do have another cord, there’s a spot right
here, and you can charge two phones at the same
time, so I really like this, it works very well for our family. Toiletries, so I have hair ties, this is a shower cap
because I love a shower cap, because I like to take a
shower but keep my hair nice. Toothpaste, this is a Tide Stain Remover, I feel like we’re gonna need that a lot. This is Visine but it’s
for itchiness in your eyes, and I get kinda itchy, I
think, from some allergies. I have some little travel
brushes from Sephora. And then, this is an eyebrow pencil from, it’s Anastasia Beverly Hills, and then it also has a little
thingy here so I can… And then I have blush,
deodorant, and foundation. A beauty blender, this
is LipSense lip gloss. This is kind of a lot
of space for lip gloss, but each one, I apply
it and it lasts all day, so that’s really awesome for me. I packed three of my favorite colors. I love LipSense products, they’re kind of weird and chemicaly, but
once you get past that part, they’re awesome, and they do
work, and I really like them. I like the colors. That’s all I’m bringing for makeup. Those are my toiletries. In here, I have headphones,
and a little splitter in case the kids wanna listen
to something on my computer and they can’t all plug in
and I want them in headphones, if we’re maybe on a train or something. Then I have Wet Wipes and a
hand and surface sanitizer. This is my toothbrush, it’s
an electric toothbrush. It’s so tiny and compact and
it’s called something sonic? Pencil, pens, gum for the
kids when they’re freaking out about their ears being in horrible pain when the plane takes off and lands. Okay, this is my favorite travel hack. Looks a hot mess, but these are, I think, dog poop bags, maybe? I got this bag of just a
huge amount of disposable plastic bags when Duncan was
born to dispose of his diapers, and it goes inside of our diaper bag. We also use this, it’s my
favorite hack of all time. It’s gonna sound so simple,
but it’s so important. I use it for trash bags
while I’m on the airplane. If you’ve ever flown on an
airplane, you might be aware of the fact that it
takes a really long time for the trash to come
by, sometimes you need to throw things away, especially
if you have four kids, and the four kids are
eating a million things, making a million different messes, and all that stuff ends up landing on me. And, it used to just really
get me very anxious and tense, and I’d have a trash pile on my tray, I’d be, “Where’s the
person with the trash bag?” “Where’s the person with the trash bag?” And, I’d just be eagerly awaiting for the trash bag to come along? I don’t know if this is
really relatable content. This could be just an issue that I have, but it is very important to me. So, I figured out that I can
bring my own little trash bag, and now what I do is they
come by, and every time, I hand over a very full bag of trash. I’m just like, “Here ya go!” I keep it down by my feet
and I just fill it with trash as the flight goes, and it’s so amazing, and I can use my tray for my drinks. Makes me very happy.
That is it for my bag. We are a family, so some of the things that I’m going to need
that weren’t in this bag, are going to be found
in Christopher’s bag, and even in some of the kids’ bags. – Okay, this is my bag. The front pouch has diapers
and wipes because I’m going to need to access those
frequently, I feel like. A cool feature about this
that Jess pointed out before is that it opens up all the way, so, apparently you can have
your laptop right here and as long as there’s
nothing on top of it, it can go through the security thing open, and you don’t have to
take your laptop out? Thought that was pretty cool.
The charger is right here. I’ve got a folder that we’ve made with all of the information that we’re gonna need while we’re in Europe. Up top here there’s a little compartment. In here, I have headphones
and my reading glasses. This compartment I’m using
mainly for electrical stuff. So, I’ve got a camera right
here, this is the camera that we’re gonna be making
all of our videos with. I have another camera that’s just like it that’s gonna go in right here,
it’s not in here right now, but we have two cameras
just in case one breaks or we have something
happen, which has happened in the past before and
we’re left without a camera. This way we’ve always got a backup. Inside here is all of our charging cables for our watches, our
phones, and I recommend getting the shorter ones
if you are traveling. They make these shorter
ones, and that way, it doesn’t take up as much space, they don’t get tangled as
easily while you’re traveling. Inside here I have a hard drive. These are LaCie hard drives,
they’re really durable, and they are padded so if they fall or stuff, these are great, I love these. This setup here is an adapter cable, so this will plug into the wall, and it’ll give us two American
outlets and four USB ports. This comes with five different adapters that you can swap out. We’re only going to three countries, and yes, all three have
their own style of plug, so this one’s for France,
this one’s for Italy, and it plugs in like
that, and then this one is for the U.K., and it
also plugs in like that. It not only changes the shape of the plug, but it also changes the
wattage which is safer for the outlet as well
as for our appliances. I also have two of these. These are chargers for
our camera batteries. We also like to scrapbook
while we’re traveling, so there is a scrapbook in here. I’ll show it to you in a second, but this is where I’m keeping
all of the supplies for that. I’ve got a glue stick, I’ve got an eraser, I’ve got pencils and
pens, and this is also where I’m keeping my toothbrush. It’s the same kind of
toothbrush Jessica has, and I put it in upside
down so when I take it out, it’s ready to use, but
when I put it back in, it’s going back into
it’s little tube thing. It just holds it there, I
thought that was pretty cool. Also on the side here, I’m
keeping this little thing. We use this a lot when we travel. It’s kind of like a little tripod. You can also hold it like this so you can talk to the camera like this. It’s not a selfie stick,
it’s like a selfie handle. I have this which is all
of the medicalish stuff that we carry with us. So, in here we have things like Advil, and a little first aid kit
with Band-Aids and Neosporin. We also have stuff like nose
sprays and eyedrops and stuff. We also have some melatonin
and magnesium supplement in here which will help us to sort of adjust to the new time zones. This is my jacket, I don’t
have one of those cool, flip it inside out jackets
like Jessica and the kids have, but I do have just a
regular jacket in here and I used one of these compression
things to keep it small. And then all my clothes are in here. In here I have two quick dry shirts, a dress shirt, quick dry
pants, quick dry underwear, and socks, and quick dry shorts. And the last thing I
have here is our journal. This is very similar to
the one Jessica and I brought to Europe on our honeymoon. Here are all of the kids’ backpacks. This is Parker’s, Bailey’s, Jacob’s. These actual backpacks
totally fold up and compress. So, if for some reason, we get to a point where we don’t need the actual pack, we can fold them up and hide
them in one of our backpacks. So, I’m just gonna go
over these very quickly. You’ll see they’re not as stuffed as me and Christopher’s, we try to keep them lighter for the kids. Bailey has a little
sunscreen, her toothbrush. I got a three pack of little journals for the kids, so they
each have one of these, and they all look pretty much the same. This is their main entertainment, so we’re not packing them
books or anything else. We’re really encouraging
them to write and to draw and to glue things into this that they collect on our
journey, and this is it. We’ll see how it goes. Bailey’s also in charge of our Rick Steves French, Italian, and German phrase book. She’s already gotten
really excited about this, and she has little times
where she sits down and tries to teach all of us how to say different things in these languages. I’m so glad that they had
French, Italian, and German. We shouldn’t be needing
German on this trip, but we need exactly French and Italian. So, how cool that it’s in one little book. You can get language translations online. This is kind of extra, but I
feel like it helps the kids because they’re trying to learn languages. So, I felt like this was an
important part of our journey. Bailey has her headphones in here. She prefers the large
ones because they don’t hurt her ears like the ones bother her, so she has some room in her backpack. I was like, “Fine.”
I didn’t wanna at first but then I was like, “Okay, that’s fine.” And, you don’t want to be
on a plane or somewhere where you need headphones and then don’t have headphones, we have been there. It’s gonna be a long flight and we want access to the movies. Wow, look at how empty her
bag looks, this is so cool. Her clothes are right here. This is her jacket, almost the
same as all of her clothes. Here are her pens for journaling. She’s going to be sharing
these with Parker and Jacob. When the kids have really good
behavior and we’re traveling, I will give them little
cookies on occasion, it’s like their little treat. Bailey really made sure
that I brought those. I’m gonna show you a couple
things in Bailey’s clothing bag, and I don’t think I’m
gonna need to show you anything else for the
boys because I’m gonna kinda cover it with Bailey’s things, but, she also got quick dry underwear. I really went with the
the theme with quick dry, stain repellent type
clothes for everything, and I wanted it to fold
down really compact, and also not wrinkle. That was my goal when packing and ordering things for
the kids for this trip. Each kid got one of these. These are super
lightweight, quick dry pants that convert in to shorts,
so you can unzip them at the knee, they become shorts. I think we’re gonna mostly need shorts, but this is so that they
can go to the Vatican, and any other church in Italy, and be able to get in and be respectful. This was a hard purchase
for me, because I was, “Oh, man, these are so expensive,” but I think they’re gonna be really valuable for us just over time. We’re only getting one,
and hopefully they last. You might have noticed Bailey wearing these outfits in our vlogs this summer. These are from Gymboree
and Bailey loves them, and I love them because
they’re super convenient for all of our traveling and the various activities that we do. They look like a dress,
like a decent summer dress, but they’re kind of like
a swimsuit material, so Bailey actually wears these swimming, and they’re quick dry,
and it’s kinda harder for girls to find quick dry clothes. I feel like it’s really
easy in the boys area to find, just, all these quick dry, cool, like sportsy sort of things. It’s really hard for Bailey because she doesn’t have as much quick dry stuff, and that was what we really searched for for her with this trip. And this is my favorite one, I was like, “You have to bring this one,”
’cause I think it’s so cute, and underneath there are
actually shorts built in, as well, so she doesn’t have to worry about her underwear
showing, she can just play. And she loves these so I’m really glad that Gymboree has them, and one more of those sort of active
dress swimsuit things. The kids also have a water bottle. We love these water bottles, we’ve been using them for years. This is from a company called AVEX. There aren’t any extra parts to clean. So, there’s not straw going
down through the water bottle. If you have children and
you need to get a straw that detaches and always gets lost, you kinda know what I mean
when you’re avoiding straws. It’s pretty leak proof,
we’ve obviously had our days. It has this handle which
the kids like using. They’re gonna put it in here. They can also have it
lopped through a carabiner, but they’ll be putting
it in these pockets. I can also see all the mechanics in here, so I’m not worried about mold, and it’s all dishwasher safe. These water bottles check off every box that I’ve got as a mom. So, these bags all came
with little carabiners, and Parker found his and was very excited. He was, “What can we put on it?” And, he found this ruler. He’s so excited about his ruler. He’s like, “I’m gonna walk
around and measure things.” And then he started measuring things all over the house with his
ruler and he was so excited. So, I’m gonna have to break
it to him at some point that this really isn’t practical to backpack around Europe with. I don’t even know, it makes
me sad to think about it. I thought it was really cute, though. He’s also gonna have his water bottle. Parker’s bag has the
kids’ toothpaste in it. Probably end up buying more
toothpaste, but Christopher and I have toothpaste,
too, so we’ll all share. Sunglasses, his journal,
here are Parker’s clothes. Pretty much the same thing as Bailey’s, just quick dry everything and some of those pants that turn in to shorts. He has a bag for his Puffer jacket, and then Parker is in charge of carrying the snacks and the baby
food, so this is mostly for the airplane and
for when we’re waiting for the plane, and then
we might have extra snacks that we definitely use throughout our trip whenever we are starving
and can’t find food. We’re gonna need a lot of baby food for the airplane ’cause
our baby likes to eat. Again, his bag’s pretty empty. We can flex and put things from our bags in his bag if we ever need to, and his will empty out
as the snacks go down which will probably happen right away. Jacob’s bag, oh, he’s
got his big headphones. I forgot, Parker has some small headphones in there somewhere, too,
he’s okay with the small ones but Bailey and Jacob like the big ones. Jacob has the colored pencils. So, Bailey has markers,
Jacob has colored pencils. I asked him 15 times if this was enough, but he was good with this. He says he prefers colored pencils, so he’s in charge of
those, but the pencils and the markers will be
shared by all the kids. His jacket, Jacob’s
clothes, and then Jacob is in charge of the baby’s clothes. Just a little, tiny pouch. He has sleepers, one’s short sleeve, one’s long sleeve, one’s tank style, his little shark swimmy
outfit that he wore camping. I mostly packed that
because it’s really cool and lightweight, and it’ll clean up and wash up really fast and easily if we get into a situation,
which, knowing Duncan, we probably will get into a situation. We aren’t planning on swimming. None of the places we’re
staying in have pools, and I feel like we’re
gonna be more out and about than we will be lounging poolside. But, if we emergency
have to swim, or get into some sort of splash pad scenario, all the kids’ clothes are quick dry, Bailey’s dresses work as swimsuits, the boys’ pants could just
as easily be considered bathing suits, and Duncan will
have his little swim outfit. Jacob also has his little
allergy medication. It’s half an ounce so it’ll
go on the plane easily. We made sure that every liquid medication, anything that we brought on the plane, was only two and a half ounces because we wanted to make sure we
could bring it on the plane and not worry about checking any bags. So, another heavily debated topic, which I think we’ve come to an agreement that it was a really good idea, was the need to bring on
one roller carry-on bag. I really wanted to bring
one, Christopher was like, “No, we can do this with just backpacks.” I fought for it
(laughs) So, here’s our carry-on bag. This is our one piece of
luggage that we are bringing to take our family of six to Europe for three and a half
weeks, almost a full month. Right now, a lot of what this is filled with is a little excessive. This is the one baby item
that we are bringing. So, we’re not bringing a Pack ‘n Play, or stroller, or car seat, but I got this little travel chair. So, it’s kind of like one of
those camping travel chairs that you would use, but for babies. Unfolds like this, like
that, it has a clip, it has a little tray. The reason that I thought
that this was the necessity above all necessities is
because I just need a place sometimes where I can strap my baby. So, Christopher really didn’t
want to bring a stroller because a lot of traveling through Europe includes tons of stairs and cobblestones, and train transfers, and
things where he didn’t want to be constantly folding
and unfolding a stroller. If you turn around for a
minute in a hotel room, you wanna be able to
keep your baby situated in a spot for him to eat his food, for him to hang out with his siblings, for him to listen to a
story, just whatever. So, I wanted to bring this with us. We can also use it as a
highchair when we’re at our hotel and need a highchair in
the room or whatever. We can also use it as a highchair
when we’re out and about. I think it’s cool, I think it’ll be worthwhile. I could be wrong. I snuck in an extra dress for
myself at the last minute. Don’t tell Christopher. Everybody in the family is
bringing one pair of shoes, except for me, I need to
wear dresses to things. But, when you wear
tennis shoes and dresses, it doesn’t look cool. I still do it, a lot, but I
wanted to have some nice shoes so I brought my flats in a bag to keep the stank away from the rest of our stuff. They do pack flat, but those wouldn’t be that great for me for walking Rome all day or walking Paris all day,
so I do have a tennis shoe, and I have the flats,
and then everybody else has multifunctional shoes. So another complete excess
thing that we’re bringing is an instant camera and film. I love taking pictures, I love the idea of journaling and scrap booking. I’m not great about developing things. So this exists so that the
kids can see the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum, and
want to be in front of it or whatever, and take
the picture and stick it in their journal right
away, and we’re done. I love that, and I’m really bad about scrap booking after the fact. So, this is big and clunky
but totally worth it. So, as I said before, we’re not bringing a stroller to Europe. I thought, when we planned this trip, that our baby would be walking. All my other kids were
walking around 13 months. Duncan is now 14 and a half months. He’s just starting to take
a first step here and there. Kinda threw us for a loop, it’s okay. Lots of babies don’t walk til now. I just kinda thought he would. So, we are bringing a baby carrier. I am not good at the baby carrier thing. While this is a great one, I
just don’t have the stamina and the endurance to carry
around my one year old all day. However, Christopher loves it. I was all about bringing a stroller. I was like, “We can do it,
it’ll be totally worth it.” But, he was like, “No, I’m gonna carry” “this baby all throughout
Europe, it’s gonna be awesome.” So, more power to him. I’m super impressed that he
can do that, and that he loves it so much, I think it’s just
awesome, he’s a great dad. It’s so sweet that he’ll do this, and this is how he’ll
put Duncan down for naps while we’re on the go, as well. So, that’s pretty much everything. We do have little piles of
clothes that we’ll put on to take our flight, I showed you mine. But, I don’t really need to go through everybody else’s things. However, I will show you the
shoes that I got for the kids. They are all Crocs, I know
that can be controversial fashion wise, but it’s what we do. The reason we are such big Crocs fans is because we travel
and we like to get wet, and we like to play, and
the kids like to walk, and they like to be
able to slip their shoes on and off really easily, and
they like to not wear socks. Parker got these new Crocs, they have super cute little edges. These look the most like typical Crocs. He really, really wanted
them, I was like, “Okay.” But, when we went to buy
their shoes for Europe, Bailey and Jacob got more of what I was expecting the kids to get. So, Jacob got these, they kinda look like tennis shoe, water shoe
things, which is what I wanted. Bailey totally won the
Crocs game this year. This is exactly what I wanted in shoes but my feet are too
wide to wear most shoes. Bailey lucked out, she’s
got normal human feet. These are just super
lightweight, look really cute, black so they match with
just about anything. I wish you could tell how
lightweight these are, they’re so lightweight. And then, this is kind
of like wetsuit material. So, the whole thing is a quick dry shoe so she can go and play and
splash if she has the opportunity but she doesn’t have to worry about being in soggy shoes all day. Some of you might know the
feeling of going to Disneyland, or a place where you walk a lot, but also has one water
ride, and you get on it and you’re so excited, but
then it splashes your shoes and your whole day is pretty much ruined. Well, that’s where these come in. You can do things like bring sandals, but we were really trying to
keep it to one shoe per person. So, these, especially,
are very versatile shoes. They kind of still look like normal shoes, but they can do all the cool
things that Crocs can do. And Parker is five and he’s
just livin’ his best life. So, this is everything
that we’re bringing with us to go to Europe for almost a month. We are a family of six, and we have a baby who’s one year old. This is the biggest trip we’ve ever taken together as a family,
and this might be the least amount of luggage
we’ve ever taken together as a family.
(laughs) Even for like a weekend trip
we usually pack more than this. So, we’ll see how it goes. This is gonna be quite the adventure. And, if you see us out
on the street somewhere, crying ’cause we don’t have
a stroller, just be nice. We’re going to be sharing
all of these adventures on our YouTube channel so
make sure that you subscribe and check out those videos,
they’re going to be so fun, so cool, and hopefully educational, too. We’ll also be posting on our
Instagrams and on our Twitters. All those social media links
are in the info box down below so just click and expand
and you’ll see it all there. There’s a lot! And we love when you guys share your experiences in the comments section. You can share tips to
help us, but you can also share tips to help everybody
else who’s watching this video so that they can
get ready for their traveling. Please, please, please
add to the comments, and just make this a discussion, and let’s educate and help each other out. Au revior!
(baby laughs) – We’re gonna build these
at the same time, I think. Bailey and I will work on this one, and you guys will work on that one. So, my goal with this is to make it kind of like a Muppim,
but with Legos and facts. Let’s not get our bags mixed
up, that would be a problem. (shouting) Oh, they’re off to a rough start!

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