Usually the “getting there” part is the hardest and once you’re on your destination you can relax. But then again, it really depends on your travelling style and your plans, you could be going for a lazy vacation or a more intense cultural experience with lots of moving around. We’ve learned that a nice balance works best for us, we make a rough plan that includes a couple of more intense days, so we cover the things we’d love to see and do, but we also include a couple of slow days so we can all relax a bit. The key is to stay flexible and to not set your expectations too high. That way you can always shift things around as needed. That’s another reason we prefer to travel with a carrier, since it gives us more flexibility.
If your plans are of a more adventurous nature, you probably want to move around freely and experience as much as possible. Travelling with a stroller is great and it offers a different level of comfort, but it also means you’ll constantly need to look for an appropriate route, wait for the elevator, go around all the stairs or carry it up and down. We love the freedom a carrier offers in that way, and let’s not forget the napping and nursing on the go (which is a lifesaver).