How to: Fly with a baby

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I’m a mom. I like to travel. Until recently I had not combined these two aspects of my life; and, like many -a-new-mom, I was nervous about taking my 6-month-old baby on a plane. An inconsolable baby screaming, passengers making snide comments about my parenting skills and a flight attendant asking me to disembark – these visions […] Read more…

Gear Review: Phil & Ted’s Traveller travel crib (pre-2013)

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Product Description: The Phil & Ted’s Traveller travel crib is a lightweight and compact portacrib. It weighs just about 7 lbs without the inflatable mattress. Features a front zip-down panel (as shown in the picture above) as well as a top zip-off panel. Can be used for kids up to 45 lbs. Optional add-ons include a […] Read more…

Gear Review: Deuter Kid Comfort II child carrier

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Product Description: The Deuter Kid Comfort II child carrier is a 6-lb, 1-oz backpack with a five point harness, waist strap, aluminum frame, foldout stand and storage. Can be used for kids up to 48.5 lbs. Optional add-ons include sun/rain cover (USD$39) and camel back (around USD$33). Note: We have been using this pack for travel and […] Read more…

Some of our favorite family travel blogs:

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Before each trip I scour the internet for inspiration, tips, new tricks for traveling with kids and babies, and location specific information. In all this searching I have come across maaany a blog. Here are some of my favorite family focused travel blogs: An Emerald City Life – A fun travel & Seattle lifestyle blog covering local outings […] Read more…

Preparing your children to be expats

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Moving house is stressful, moving country can be doubly so – especially when kids are involved. Start introducing aspects of your future home’s culture before you begin boxing up your belongings and remind your child or children that your family is in this adventure together -demonstrating this by involving them in big decisions and prep work […] Read more…

How to be a happy expat

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New job, new house, new language, new country… expats make new lives for themselves wherever they go – use these tips to ease your transition. 1. Make new friends – local and expat. John Lennon said it best – “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Building a new community of friends takes time, and […] Read more…

Gear Review: Sit Seat Travel Harness

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Product Description: The Sit Seat Baby Travel Harness is a multipurpose travel chair. It is made to attach to a chair (as a highchair), to YOU (on a plane, bus or train, etc.), or to a shopping cart. It can be used for kids 5 months up to 37 lbs. Cost: USD$39.95. Can be purchased at One Step Ahead. […] Read more…

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