While less than half of the general US population have a passport, it’s a required document for expat families. Expecting expats need to accumulate all the traditional baby gear, like a crib, diapers, clothes, blankets, car seat and more; however, you’ll also need an American passport for your American baby if you’re planning on venturing back ‘home’.
While you are here don’t forget to advantage of all the sightseeing the US has to offer. You will find traveling around the US is a bit like traveling around Europe in the sense that customs, dialect, food and music can change drastically from state to state. We lack the train system that makes traveling Europe so easy, but there are a lot of resources to help make a trip easy and fun.
If Malibu Beach comes to your mind first when you think about beach vacations in California, you should probably not venture out to the Lost Coast. But if you prefer Alaska to ‘Baywatch’, this is your spot. Even the road builders of the Wild West steered clear of this coast, steep and rugged as it is. All the better for us, as well as for sea lions, black bears and marijuana farmers who peacefully cohabit in this wilderness.
As promised in the California Outdoor Calendar we are going to present some of the greatest outdoor adventures in California on this blog to inspire your travel plans – first up, Death Valley. When hiking, climbing, biking or skiing you don’t make a lot of miles, but you take it all in. Slow-motion travels leave more impact on the mind than on the environment – and they definitely come with their own thrill.
How is your calendar filling up? Why not get out and enjoy the fantastic California outdoors? Here are some suggestions, one per month. While the times proposed here might be ideal for enjoyable weather and activities, this is, of course, flexible – and many destinations can even be combined in one great road trip.