On the day of New Year’s Eve, it’s time to make some resolutions for 2015. I’ve got plenty to change, but let’s focus on the family travel aspects for now. Many people say that the adjustment from one to two children is harder than zero to one. For day to day living, no way. But […]
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In a few days, I’ll be flying for the first time with two children! It will be the baby’s first flight. Sure I’m a seasoned traveler, but I’d be lying to say I wasn’t a little nervous. The flight is the least of what I’m worried about. I’m concerned about the hassle of packing, leaving […]
I had a fantastic time in Edinburgh in August 2010, so I was excited to get this guest post about exploring the city on the cheap. It brought back such special memories. I do wish I had made that hike to Arthur’s Seat though. Bonnie Edinburgh is a thriving Scottish city that’s just made for sightseeing on a […]
I tend to talk a lot but when someone asks me whether I liked my HomeAway.com vacation rental in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I can actually give a concise answer. For once. I can tell them that I loved our townhouse at Corolla Light Resort, because it was spacious (3 floors!) and a […]
It was an amazing evening of spätzle, strudel and no shortage of Gemütlichkeit. In other words, it was a true Austrian dinner party, starting with Grüner Veltliner Sekt poured into Riedel glassware to accompany foie-gras cones and Wiener Schnitzel canapés and ending with Zweigelt Eiswein and Sacher Torte, the legendary chocolate cake from Hotel Sacher in Vienna. We sat around a table […]
Throughout the last decade, a major technological advance has made long flights with young children seem shorter: the arrival of the tablet. If you have the right apps loaded onto your tablet (and we recently tested out the Samsung Galaxy), then your trips will fly by. I recently shared my favorite apps for two-year-olds, but my […]
Washington, DC, is a very special place to my husband and me – it’s where we met! We were both there (separately) on business for just a few days, and met in Union Station just minutes before we boarded the train to New York City. So we knew that our first trip to the nation’s capital as a family had to be amazing! The easiest way to insure a fantastic visit? Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, for family-friendly luxury in the city’s most beautiful and vibrant neighborhood.
If you’re considering spending some time in The Outer Banks, here are five essential things you should know about these barrier islands off of North Carolina. I just learned all of these firsthand on my trip to Corolla last week. Number one is the most important: you will love The Outer Banks! So stop […]
How did parents travel with your children before tablets? Thankfully, I have no idea because I had my son in 2010 and my daughter in 2014! Fun and educational apps on our Samsung Galaxy tablet have gotten us through long (and short!) plane rides, restaurant meals and downtime in hotel room and vacation rentals, where there are never enough toys. The Samsung tablet is an invaluable traveling companion when it’s loaded with stellar apps for kids. Here are my picks for the best apps (all $.99 or free) for traveling two-year-olds:
Is the French Riviera too chic for a toddler? Emphatically non! This is the major vacation destination for the French, who are very family oriented. Families with small children are everywhere, except in a few small pockets where the vibe is too chic for les petits.