Travel Tips

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    Jet lag tip sheet – how to make jet lag easier on your kids ( & you!)

      Jet lag occurs when your internal clock is at odds with local time, which happens when crossing into new time zones. For a while my family was changing time zones every few months – there is a 2-hour time difference between Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. No biggie. I just had B skip a […] Read more…

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    Flying for two: A pregnant traveler’s checklist

    Whether you are planning the increasingly popular “babymoon” or have an important work trip to attend, flying while pregnant is no longer taboo. Most doctors will say that the safest time to fly is during the second trimester – when bouts with morning sickness have generally subsided and the risk of miscarriage is significantly lower. […] Read more…

Gear reviews

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    Gear Review: Wally inflatable bed rail by The Shrunks

    Product description: The Wally is an inflatable bed rail designed by The Shrunks Company. (They specialize in inflatable sleeping aids, from toddler beds to nap stations.) Once inflated the rail slips under the bed sheet and has a velour-like gripping feature on the bottom to keep from slipping. Meant for kids 3 and up. Comes with foot pump […] Read more…

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    Gear Review: Kids Fly Safe CARES Harness

    Product Description: The CARES (Child Aviation REstraint System) child restraint is a harness made for airplane travel. The plane’s lap belt feeds through the bottom of the harness, while the top loops around the back of the airplane seat. A chest buckle keeps it on, making it feel similar to car seat straps.  It’s designed for kids […] Read more…

5 things: to know, love, hate...

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    5 Things: To know about kids & sleep while traveling

    Kids thrive under routine, and traveling certainly shakes them out of theirs. This is troubling for many parents – myself included – but doesn’t have to be traumatic. My family frequently travels between time zones, but even if you won’t need to change your clocks, here are a few helpful things I’ve learned along the […] Read more…

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    5 Ways: To entertain your kids in Singapore

    Singapore is a city of contrast. The perfectly preserved shop houses of China Town and bustling streets of Little India back up against the cities ultra-modern architecture, creating an interesting juxtaposition of not only cultures, but also moments in time. Singapore is a city racing for the future, but glimpses of its romantic colonial past […] Read more…

Places

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    3 easy things to do with a toddler in Tokyo

    01. Take a train to Mount Fuji If you’re traveling with a toddler – it’ll be all about the train ride. But, if your kid is a bit older, they might just notice – and appreciate – the view. We took a trip to Chureito Pagoda to view the famous mountain. (About two hours away […] Read more…

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    Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea

    I admit, the city of Port Moresby lacks what one would call “tourism draws,” but I wouldn’t hesitate to take a visitor to Loloata Island… should we ever get a visitor here. Loloata is a small resort island off the coast of Port Moresby, accessible from town by a 20ish-minute car ride followed by a […] Read more…