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4 Essential Smartphone Apps for Families with Kids in Tow

4 Essential Smartphone Apps for Families with Kids in Tow

January 10, 2013 No Comments Mobile technology and its subsequent and scalable apps continue to revolutionize every aspect of life, travel included. With so much to see and so little time, these following travel apps help with everything from tracking down wayward Wi-Fi to uncovering the hidden gems of foreign countries. Families with kids in tow and tech-savvy travelers, take ...

 

Get Your Family Through the Airport With These Five Tips

Get Your Family Through the Airport With These Five Tips

August 17, 2012 No Comments Between early morning wake-ups, multiple suitcases, bickering siblings and crying toddlers, family trips through the airport can be enough to make parents wonder why they decided to travel in the first place. Unfortunately, some aspects of airport travel — like surprise pat downs and flight delays — are completely out of your hands. However, if ...

 

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Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

Which Form of Transportation Works Best on your Family Trip?

September 18, 2011 No Comments On our recent multi-generational family trip to the East Coast – combined with my daughters first East Coast Music tour – we took planes, trains, automobiles, cabs, subways, and our own feet all around the eastern seaboard. Which form of transportation will work best for you? Traveling with kids is often easiest by car – ...

 

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Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

September 8, 2011 No Comments Our family recently completed a seventeen day trip from the Los Angeles area to the east coast. The purpose: a hybrid between supporting and facilitating my daughter’s burgeoning music career (you can find some of her tunes at www.nicolelexidavis.com) and a family vacation highlighting historic stops, urban delights, and finishing up at the beach, allowing fun ...

 

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Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

July 16, 2011 No Comments Traveling with children can be a challenge whether it is by airplane or car. A little planning can make the difference between a dream vacation and a travel disaster. Here are some tips to make it go more smoothly. Plan Ahead with a List Make a list and check it twice (or thrice). Jot down ...

 

Nutrition When Travelling: Eating Healthy in Unfamiliar Destinations

Nutrition When Travelling: Eating Healthy in Unfamiliar Destinations

February 1, 2011 No Comments Travel is fraught with opportunities to completely blow your family’s diet. Fast food restaurants and greasy spoons beckon hungry road trippers, while many airlines have cut back the in-flight options to stale potato chips or high-sugar candy. The good news is that it is entirely possible to make healthy dining options during your trip. The ...

 

Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

December 7, 2010 No Comments   Possibly the two most important elements of any trip – with or without children – are what you’ll eat and what essential but sometimes forgotten items you’ll bring on your journey.  Let’s start with a look at mealtime. Not exactly a news flash, is it? When you get hungry, you get cranky. Small children ...

 

Preparing Children for the New TSA Procedures

Preparing Children for the New TSA Procedures

November 27, 2010 1 Comment As the holiday travel season ramps up, families are facing controversial new procedures at airport security checkpoints. The debate on the new procedures has become a firestorm of controversy, but the TSA is holding fast to its belief that the new procedures are necessary for everyone’s safety. Some families are actually choosing to avoid flying ...

 

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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, ...

 

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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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