ADI’s Travel

We are a young family that loves to travel and go on adventures. When it was just the two of us — David and Iris — as college students we kept ourselves on a very tight budget. Now that we have our amazing daughter, Abigail, we've learned to go on family-friendly trips while still saving big. We love to go on all sorts of adventures, but most of all, we love cute chocolate shops, museums, and plays.

Adventures

A Concert of a Lifetime

A weekend day trip for Abby's favorite band!
April 2024

Boston Marathon with a Baby 🏃🏼‍♀️

Perfect weather, cheering the marathon runners on.
April 2024

93% Solar Eclipse in Boston

The heavens line up for something greater: a fun afternoon.
April 2024

Spring Break 2024 - A Family Adventure Through Ireland, London, and Paris

Our first time in Europe. A non-stop whirlwind tour to see all the highlights in 10 days of spring break.
March 2024

Cruise to Roatan, Cozumel, Costa Maya

8 days of pure relaxation!
January 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024 - Departure Day ✈️

Iris,

After eating breakfast, we were off to the airport with not a moment to spare. We took a black cab to Paddington Station, to hop on the Heathrow Express back to London Heathrow. I had forgotten to check-in earlier, but the app wouldn’t let us check-in for our flight from London to Dublin. So we have to check in at the counter, which wouldn’t typically be a problem, but our flight was leaving in an hour and we were worried about the security line. The lady at the check-in couldn’t check us in either and wanted us to talk to her supervisor, because they found our stroller, which at this point we didn’t care about and just wanted to make our flight home but they kept insisting and Abby was fussy because she was just sitting in her stroller. Finally, we get our tickets and get to the security line. Then we get through security, the same way we always do, I go ahead with the baby and the stroller and David brings the stuff. But this time, the metal detector goes off when the baby and I go through, which ends up setting off a cascade of security. I have to go through the big metal detector, and they have me take off the baby’s jacket and shoes and they swab her, which I did not like, like couldn’t we just wait for David to come to hold her when I step into the big metal detector machine. But it’s fine, it took five minutes. Then we got on our flight to Dublin, and we had so much stuff. It was mainly our big jackets (which we needed for Boston) that filled our hands, but we were excited to get to Dublin, especially on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Dublin Airport 🍀

When we got to Dublin airport, there was very clear signage for transfer to America in particular, so we just followed the sign there, which was a really small section to the airport. Pro Tip: I don’t know if it was because it was St. Patrick's Day or because it was the day before Spring Break was ending, but the lines for food at the airport were atrocious and everywhere we went it felt like they had run out of food. We literally had to resort to vending machine chips for lunch. It was almost traumatizing. Then we headed back home! Unfortunately, this plane was packed, and for some reason they didn’t get us the seats that allowed us to get a bassinet for Abby but it’s ok. There was an absolute angel that helped us bring our stuff on the plane and lucky enough her seat was right in front of us and she helped us entertain Abby. Abby was in heaven with all the games! Then we finally landed in Boston, relaxing after 10 days of adventure!