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Train Travel With Kids

Train Travel With Kids

October 17, 2010 No Comments Throughout much of the world, train travel is an efficient and vital link in the public transportation system. In the United States, however, trains can seem slow and inefficient. Many city pairs are not easily connected by train, forcing would-be rail travelers to make ridiculous connections.  An example is the former Orlando to New Orleans ...

 

Cruising for Families

Cruising for Families

October 13, 2010 1 Comment Cruising is a seemingly ideal vacation, allowing families to relax and recharge. Cruising is a particularly excellent choice for family reunions and large group get-togethers, as cruises truly offer something for everyone. Yet stories of accidents and illnesses at sea are all too common. Like any vacation, advance planning and preparation is the key to ...

 

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The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

October 3, 2010 2 Comments Before my husband and I had children packing was easy; even last minute trips took a half an hour to pack for. We’d simply throw our clothes and a few toiletries into a suitcase and off we’d go. Life changed a bit with the arrival of our son. Suddenly there were strollers, car seats, diapers, ...

 

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

October 3, 2010 2 Comments   As children, my sister and I would watch our mother slowly lose her mind in the week or so leading up to a vacation.  Her insanity would start harmlessly enough with something small like dragging out the suitcases.  A few days before our departure it would progress to an obsessive need to keep every ...

 

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Road Trip Essentials for Children, Activities and Food to Entertain

Road Trip Essentials for Children, Activities and Food to Entertain

September 26, 2010 No Comments While there are the many now “standard” things to keep kids occupied such as traveling DVD players and gameboys, there are still some classic things that can help you keep your sanity while on a lengthy road trip with young kids. It can be fun to disconnect for part of the trip, but if the ...

 

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Flying With a Disability: What Parents Should Know Before Arriving at the Airport

Flying With a Disability: What Parents Should Know Before Arriving at the Airport

September 20, 2010 3 Comments Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, air travel has become increasingly challenging for everyone. Taking off your shoes, undergoing random pat-downs and packing your liquids to comply with regulations can be annoying at best, particularly when traveling with children. If your child has a disability, the process may seem overwhelming. Make a detailed ...

 

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Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg: Traditions of the Past

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg: Traditions of the Past

September 19, 2010 1 Comment While it may feel like our Christmas traditions have existed since time began, this is far from reality. Modern American traditions are a hodgepodge of rituals brought to our shores by settlers from other lands. For example, Christmas trees were common in Germany by the 1500s, but were not popularized in the United States until ...

 

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Youth Hostels: A Budget Option, But Is It Right for Kids?

Youth Hostels: A Budget Option, But Is It Right for Kids?

September 19, 2010 3 Comments Long popular in Europe, youth hostels have gained some traction in larger American cities. The concept is simple: rather than being isolated in an entirely separate hotel room, you can share space with other travelers from around the world. Despite the name, youth hostels are generally open to travelers of all ages. You can rent ...

 

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First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

September 16, 2010 1 Comment I was at the park with our 14-month old son one day when he suddenly toddled off the sidewalk and into a pile of particularly malicious woodchips. (By the way, why cities decide to use woodchips around playground equipment is beyond me. They not only cut, scratch, and leave splinters but they’re also extremely tempting ...

 

Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

September 14, 2010 4 Comments Our holiday in Vail, Colorado was by far one of the best skiing vacations we have enjoyed yet. It was mid January 2009 and we flew non-stop into Vail’s Eagle County Regional Airport from Los Angeles where our shuttle driver was waiting to take us to the Lion Square Lodge in Lionshead Vail. Big Mountain ...

 

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