Tag Archives: travel with kids

Top 3: Apps for Traveling Tots

7 Dec

Travel with KidsI recently posted a “Top 3” about blogs for moms, and my friend Christa (talented author of the Lexy Cooper Videogame Mysteries, I might add) asked me to feature my Top 3 kids’ apps.

The category is rather broad (from age to interest), so I’ve narrowed it down to my picks for traveling with a toddler. I figure they might come in handy for many of you traveling with kids in tow this season.

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Packing Toys for Flying With Kids

8 Aug

Travel with KidsKids on a plane. Not to be confused with Snakes on a Plane—though you may find both prospects equally terrifying.

We’ve traveled a lot with our toddler (read my guest “manifesto” on TheEverywhereist.com), and my mom friends are always asking me for tips.

These are my four “rules” for packing toys for airplane travel with kids:

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San Juan Islands

30 Jul
Lummi Island Happy Hour

Sue was a big fan of the SanJuans … and happy hour. 

If you live around Seattle, chances are you’re well aware of the San Juan Islands. If you’re not or live elsewhere, it’s a collection of islands off the Washington coast, north of Seattle and south of Vancouver, Canada.

There are mountains, state parks, whales, yachts, bald eagles, farms, ferns, oysters, orchards, honor-system farm stands, and evergreens as far as the eye can see. And did I mention whales?

An out-of-town friend recently saw my posts about it on Facebook and requested I feature some travel tips for families. And so …

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St. John Souvenirs

30 Jan

Mentally, I returned with a mixed bag of St. John souvenirs. Most are them are happy, unforgettable, illuminating … but a teeny tiny one is sad.

I’ve been building up this pilgrimage,  and now that it’s complete, it’s left me a little adrift, so to speak. I’m no shrink, but I’m guessing it has to do with the fact that we made this trip for Sue, and it has passed, just as she has passed. It makes me feel even farther away from her.

Again though, this “teeny tiny sad” is just one souvenir of my trip.

The most useful souvenir

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St. John Tips and Photos

26 Jan

The Sun Sets on St. John

Need a little sunshine on this dreary winter Thursday? Check out these pictures from our recent trip to St. John USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands).

That’s right, U.S. So if you’re traveling from the States:

  • You don’t need a passport.
  • Most of your phones will work there (check with your carrier).
  • You don’t need to transfer your cash to a foreign currency.

See if these pictures inspire you to go. And if so, here’s what you need to know …

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