Packing Toys for Flying With Kids

Kids 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:

San Juan Islands

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 … More San Juan Islands

St. John Souvenirs

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 … More St. John Souvenirs