“Make sure you take a babymoon” is what I kept hearing while I was pregnant.

What the heck was a babymoon? I had to google it. According to the internet, it’s a vacation taken by a couple soon before their baby is born.

I guess that makes sense. But what was all the panic about? We had taken lots of vacations. According to my Mother, my whole life is a vacation. Did I really need a specific holiday just because a baby was coming?

We already had a vacation planned, and I happened to be pregnant, so I guess it was going to be our babymoon.

The main part of our trip was to Croatia, but from there we planned on renting a car and visiting some of the surrounding areas.

My husband, always the lifelong learner, suggests we drive to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He tries to sell it to me by explaining that it has a rich history and complex geopolitics. That’s right, I said ‘complex geopolitics.’ This is what I was dealing with.

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Lisa is the author behind the blog Canadian Expat Mom. She lives in the South of France with her husband and their two French-born daughters. When her family isn’t in the land of wine and cheese, they can be found exploring the globe with far too much luggage. Lisa is currently working on her first novel; a humerous memoir about her adventures in France that will leave you feeling like you just shared a bottle of Bordeaux with your best girlfriend. Follow Lisa on Facebook for more stories of travel and life in France.

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