Our “beta test site” was San Antonio beach within a reasonable one hour drive from Lima (traffic included). Not too far, and a safe and calm place to stay with the mini human. Grandparents came too, so we had helpful and motivated babysitters with us.
First thing I noticed as a difference of traveling with or without kid is the amount of luggage and equipment. Ay Dios mio how much stuff a small baby can need for just a few days! You need a pram, a baby cot (if there is none where you are going. We brought our Pack ’N Play), car seat, clothes, towels, diapers, blankets and so on. It all adds up and nicely fills the back of the car. Guess I have to start to learn packing light for myself to make some space.
I also noticed that although still very little, the baby seemed to understand that something unusual is going on as on that morning when I was packing she was particularly alert and made some excited sounds. She also likes to travel by car and stayed calm all the way.
Conclusion: we certainly will travel again with our baby!
By the way, Juan Martin, who likes to climb up to high places for scenery photos, climber up on the hills surrounding San Antonio and took this night scenery photo of the place: