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Over the Moon: 5 Trending Travel Options from Bridal to Baby and Beyond! Part 3: Baby-Moon

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Hey there Social Butterflies! Rosalyn Cooper, here. If you've been keeping up with SBE, you probably already know that I work with couples, families, and groups of all sizes on planning dream romance and recreational trips, including destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversary trips, girls/guys trips, etc - you name it, I can help book it! Because I build strong and lasting connections with my clients, it’s not uncommon for me to be a long-term part of their journeys (both literally and figuratively speaking!) from the wedding to the honeymoon to family vacations and beyond.

Traditionally speaking, this path starts with the wedding itself (shout out to my Destination Brides!) or dreamy honeymoon, and then my clients head back to reality at home before the travel itch strikes again and we start planning their next trip. But as our “new normal” takes shape - complete with closed borders, travel advisories, and gathering restrictions - couples and families alike are forced to go back to the drawing board on their original plans and get creative with alternatives...and what we’ve seen emerge are modern new twists on traditional romance travel!

Now, we'll be giving you the low down on 5 of our favorite alternative travel trends over the coming weeks with our five-part Over the Moon series. If you're new to this series, start with Part 1: Mini-Moons here, or catch up with Part 2: Buddy-Moons here.

Step aside, honeymoon, SBE is over the moon for these alternative “moon” trips!

Part 3: Baby-Moon

We all know how the song goes.....First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage...So it's only fitting that Part 3 of our Over the Moon series is all about the Baby-Moon!

Baby-Moons are the latest trend for mothers-to-be opting to take one last trip with their partner before their new bundle of joy arrives. Now, this is a trip that is going to require a bit more careful consideration than typical travel, especially related to the destination you choose and when you choose to go.

Pregnancy symptoms and experiences vary by individual, but generally speaking, traveling domestically within your second trimester tends to work out best. Of course before you hit the book button, check in with your doctor to make sure that it's safe for you to travel, AND keep them on speed dial for the duration of your trip.

Pro Tip: Take extra precaution by researching the area you’ll be traveling to and writing down a list of hospitals near your hotel or vacation rental before you leave. You can share this information with your doctor before you leave, and make sure you and whoever you’re traveling with has easy access to your doctor’s contact info.

Now that you’ve been cleared to travel by your doctor, it's time to select a destination. This is the fun part! Road tripping tends to be a great option for pregnant travelers as it allows for you to stop as many times as needed along the way. Grab some extra pillows and blankets that you can use to make yourself comfortable during the ride, and of course, pack your favorite pregnancy munchies to snack on along the way! If you’re thinking of traveling by air, keep the flights short and look for direct flights to avoid layovers.

One of our favorite Baby-Moon destinations is The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina . This beautiful oceanfront hotel is only 21 miles from Charleston, SC, and honestly gives you the same vibe you’d get if you traveled internationally.

The Sanctuary is a totally fitting name, and they most definitely take care of the parents-to-be by offering a Babymoon package that includes a garden-view room, daily breakfast, a massage for the expecting mom and so much more.

It's important that couples enjoy this time together and create new memories that they can look back on, and The Sanctuary is the perfect environment for this sacred time together!

Pro Tip: Create special moments by doing a mini maternity photoshoot right on the beach or golf course!

If you want to get more information about booking a Baby-Moon at The Sanctuary, or want to get more ideas on the perfect Baby-Moon for you, get a quote or book a consultation - they're always complimentary and obligation free!

We'll be back next week with Part 4 in our Over the Moon series!

Social Butterfly Express specializes in 100% custom travel experiences including destination weddings, honeymoons, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversary trips, and more! Get your custom quote here, and let us help make your travel dreams a reality!

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