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What your flight attendants know that you should too, Part 2

media_114;right;thumbHelpful tips from some anonymous friends in the skies - who have, trust us, seen it all. The tips we got for preparation and airport terminal survival were fantastic.  We're looking for how-to-ask-for-help stories next…

A couple of great on-the-plane survival tips:

  • After boarding, and before takeoff, avoid letting the kids turn on music, dvds or anything electronic. This way they won't be upset when they have to turn them off until it is safe to turn them on in the air.

  • Sit the children, if possible, next to the window and not the aisle.  It gives them a great view, and keeps their extremities out of the aisle when we are coming through with the galley cart, especially because many smaller kids fall asleep during flight, and we avoid bothering them.

Top 5 Places To Go in Greece

Outside of Athens, there are a lot of cool destinations in Greece.  For the mainland sites, it may be most convenient to book a [...]More

Ascending the Acropolis

Here's what you do:  You take the Athens metro to the Monastiraki station (at night, if possible).  When you exit, the Acropolis is [...]More

Toddlers on Ice

My dearest girl: you who skate in your socks on our front hallway floor and run outside after an ice storm to see how far [...]More

Carlsbad Caverns

I have yet to take my son to Carlsbad Caverns, which are about an hour from


Is Business Class Worth It?

media_114;right;thumbI had the opportunity to [...]More

Going Public


The Kindness of Strangers

When my son was 14 months old, he and I took the following trip: Greece -> Germany -> Washington DC (stay overnight) -> [...]More

Bubble, Bubble

Just about anyone will tell you that admission to an aquarium is a hefty price to pay just to watch air shoot up a [...]More

The National Museum of the American Indian

It's often hard to separate how worthwhile a destination is from how difficult it is with a toddler in tow, and that is certainly the [...]More

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