Bumbleride Adventures with Tessa Byars

“Our kids have more impressive travel logs than many adults. In just the first two years of her life our daughter had traveled by plane, train, car, bike, skis, ferry, raft, and canoe and had been to over a dozen states and Canada. We never intended to be on the go so much, but work trips, weddings, family reunions and vacations kept us heading to the airport or packing the car every few weeks. Each time we went somewhere, we became more comfortable and confident traveling with our kids.

The first road trip we took was when my daughter was eight weeks old. We both were fortunate to have some time off work, so we set out on a winter road trip from our home in Ventura, California to our old stomping grounds in Jackson, Wyoming with our fingers crossed. As expected with an infant, there was plenty of screaming and many freezing cold, side of the road diaper changes and nursing, but we made it and we loved the experience. That was true with each subsequent adventure—there were always bumps in the road or turbulence in the air—but getting through them and figuring things out together was incredibly satisfying.

One of the keys to success traveling with two kids was having the right gear. We have a tendency to bring everything including the kitchen sink, so this was (and still is) always a challenge for us. By the time we took our second big road trip, we were well-traveled and knew that we just needed the essentials. We have found that the best gear, especially with kids involved, is durable, lightweight, multi-functional, simple, eco-friendly and of course it has to look good too. With our daughter, we took our Bumbleride stroller with us everywhere we went, and when our son was born we upgraded to a double. It certainly served as a stroller, but just as importantly as a luggage carrier, beach cart and instrument caddy—when there weren’t any kids in it.

I always imagined that with two children we would stay home more, invite family and friends to visit us and avoid flying at all costs, but when our son was eight weeks old, we set out on a 45-day road trip through California and Oregon. We had learned a few things from the first trip two years before, so we kept our travel plans simple, open-ended and planned to drive no more than about 200 miles every few days. We made more space in the minivan by adding cargo boxes to the roof, a bike rack on the hitch, and made sure the diaper bag, a change of clothes, food, and the stroller were easily accessible. Even though people told us we were crazy, and there were certainly times we wondered if that was true, overall it was such a fun adventure and the sweetest time bonding with the newest member of our family.” – Tessa

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Adventuring with Bumbleride – Honeywild

Jumping for joy - Honeywild using Bumbleride Indie Twin in Oregon

“We recently received this beautiful double stroller for all of our hiking/outdoor adventures that are too much for baby wearing, and oh my goodness… we are in love! The tires are truly all-terrain and make even the rockiest trails feel smooth. Mabel falls asleep for almost every walk we do in this stroller. Nora loves being able to see Mabel; she can just look right over and there’s her bff smiling at her! I never thought I’d want/need a side-by-side but it’s been amazing!”

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller at the lake on gravel with Dad

“The handle is pivot height-adjustable, and the seats can both recline fully or sit upright. With a magnetic window opening, it’s easy to peek on the girls while they snooze/snack/chat away while taking in our scenery. The large canopy is seriously one of the best I’ve seen/used. It’s already pretty big, then two extra panels fold out so they can truly be protected from the sun, but with the mesh window, still having plenty of air.”

Loading Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller into car

Fistbumps for best all terrain double stroller

“Fist bumps because best jogger/all-terrain/side-by-side stroller ever! 😉 I truly LOVE the simplicity of this stroller. I feel like double strollers (especially side-by-sides) are usually really bulky and just have too much going on. The minimalist design, colors, and all-around structure is what first attracted me to this stroller, the safety, smooth rides, materials used, and the list goes on is what made us want it for our lifestyle. We’ve gone running/jogging, rocky trails, steep hill hikes… and it aces the test every time.”

“All in all we are extremely pleased with this stroller. It meets our needs and exceeded our expectations. Oh! And it fits through doorways, ha! I’ve taken it both to Target, the Zoo, the grocery store with zero issues and don’t feel like a semi-truck walking around with it either. It’s a beautiful stroller and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to use and review it!”

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