November 2015 archive

PHEW! Got Ev’s passport back!

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People write about getting sick, they write about tummy trouble, they write about having to wait for a bus. They write about waiting. They write three pages about how long it took them to get a visa. I’m not interested in the boring parts. Everyone has tummy trouble. Everyone waits in line. I don’t want […] Read more…

3 easy things to do with a toddler in Tokyo

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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…

Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea

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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…

5 Ways: To entertain your kids in Singapore

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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…

Gear Review: Wally inflatable bed rail by The Shrunks

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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…

Gear Review: Kids Fly Safe CARES Harness

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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 about Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport

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Sea-Tac Airport gets around 34 million air passengers a year and the facility doesn’t discriminate against its junior jet setters and their adult companions. The airport has a handful of kid-friendly amenities including 13 family restrooms, a family lane at TSA check points and drinking fountains that make cool gurgling sounds. Here are five more […] Read more…