Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Hold Small Children on Your Lap on Airplanes


Don’t Hold Small Children on Your Lap on Airplanes Last month, Peter Greenberg and CBS This Morning hosted a very informative segment on the safety of small children on airplanes. They were joined by former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) director Deborah Hersman, who’s currently trying to change the FAA regulations that state that children under the […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Photos of the Kids


Bring Photos of the Kids Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Paul H. of Victoria, Australia, who says: “If you’re travelling with children, it’s a good idea to take a few photos of them before you leave home and keep them on […]

The Polar Express: Can You Hear The Bell Ring?

Polar Express

After weeks of anticipation and hours in a car filled with shouts of “Are we there yet?”,  we (my two girls 6 & 7 years old, grandma & grandpa, and myself and husband) arrived at The Polar Express.  The Polar Express, just like the story, is a train that departs from Williams, Arizona out of […]

Product of the Week: Easy Fold 3-in-1 Play Yard

Easy Fold 3-in-1 Play Yard

Even though I’m getting married in 10 days Natalie and I don’t have any baby plans for the near future. However, if we did have one (or two) we would probably get QuickSmart’s Easy Fold 3-in-1 Play Yard. That’s because Dr. Toy voted it Best Vacation Children’s Product for 2012 thanks to its revolutionary and […]

Product of the Week: Airplane Harness for Traveling Families

CARES Child Aviation Restraint System

I don’t have any kids so I don’t know firsthand how this works, but it sounds good as it’s the first and only harness-type Aviation Child Safety Device to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an alternative to a car seat. It’s designed specifically for aviation use for children age 1 and […]

Photo Montage: Lower Zambezi and Victoria Falls, Zambia

Michaela distracted this local from bath time.

Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Found of Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park:  Eight large platform tents with enclosed bathrooms (shower and a footed tub).  Each tent had a deck and outdoor shower.  Charging stations in room and mosquito nets over the beds.  No wifi.  Very good food and wine selection.  A small […]

Product of the Week: BubbleBum

BubbleBum booster seat for children

School is almost out which means time to travel! For those that don’t want to schlep a booster seat on their trips they can get a BubbleBum which is a portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11. It easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mothers can […]

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA

Krewe of Illusions Ball - mix of modern and traditional

Out of the Bubble So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider […]