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Top Ten Reasons to Bring Extra Socks to A Ballgame

Ah, boys of summer.  Ok you're all pretty adorable.  Especially when you do that home-run thing.  Our first professional baseball game with [...]More

Travel Papers and Apps

A few finds from this weekend - two flavors of Travel Bingo from the folks at Knock Knock (makers of my favorite "All out of" [...]More

Park Ranger - Junior Division

"Oh I've seen the Liberty Bell.  A lot of times." We're driving to school; I've just told her that [...]More

Emergency Room Tourist

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I guess the lessons here for traveling with children are:

1) You can never be too prepared

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Digital Distractions - iPhone Apps

We were helping a friend move last week and there was a lull right near the corner of dinnertime and "I'm Tired & Bored"… but [...]More

Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington DC

Each year, the cherry trees on the mall break forth in a riotous beauty that is loved by millions.  And nope, that isn't [...]More

How to Safety Hack a Hotel Room

[Welcome new travel guide Erika S.!]

Before I started traveling with my

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Notes to self: On going home for the holidays

Things to remember for next year:
  1. Shop for gifts at my destination.  I live in Tennessee,
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Five Works Well For A Ride In The Car (As Long As The Car Ride Isn't Too Far)

Living in New York City, we don't own a car.  The only times we rent one are for traveling, either up or down I-95 [...]More

The Blur of Kells

This post has taken me a long time to write, because it was a point of high expectation, that turned out quite differently than planned. [...]More

The more things (and diapers) change...

You'd think I would have learned by now.

When my son was about 5 months old, I had to drive from downtown Athens, Greece, [...]More

Swings and Superheroes

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Two recent articles, one from the SF Gate and one from the Washington Post are well worth your time!  Thanks to TWC readers far [...]More

How to get crayon off of a rental car

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So while we were driving the Ring of Beara in Ireland, we [...]More

Three to get ready...

Packing for a trip with a kid requires certain paranormal abilities, namely ability to predict the future and ability to bend the space-time continuum [...]More

Two For the Show...

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One for the Money...

We have a big trip in our future - to Ireland - and to get ready for it, we're using a lot of web tools.< [...]More

Clearwater Festival 2008

I offer this advice as a cautionary tale - when thinking of heading out for an all-day outdoor folk music festival with a toddler, take [...]More

Ya Dig?

Come June, and on through September, an odd thing happens along the shoreline of the more family oriented beaches of the eastern United States: [...]More

made in the shade part 2

With the paid-ahead umbrella setup, there's another bonus. No need to stake a primo spot on the sand. Already done for you. WIN. The cost [...]More

Made in the Shade, part 1

Which sounds better to you?

  • 1 adult, hauling 13 pounds of towels, chairs, umbrellas, beach bags, shovels, buckets, kites, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, juice,
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To the Lighthouse, To the Village

Bad weather at the beach is like sand in your swimsuit.  You can't do much to keep it from happening.

So [...]More

Checking the fine print

We just received a packet of info for an upcoming trip (more on [...]More

The World's Greatest Travel Game

When I was a kid, my family used to drive 18 hours straight from our home in Maryland to our summer cabin in Hilton Beach, [...]More

Postcards 05/08

So an interesting thing happened when a bunch of us got together to write postcards to our kids and to our moms for the mother's-day-postcard-all-in [...]More

Potty Training at 30,000 Feet

My daughter actually likes the airplane potty.  It's a chance to get out of her seat, walk down the aisle, smile at the

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To Stroll or Not To Stroll

So yesterday morning, grandma & grandkid were at point A, and wanted to go to point B, four blocks away.  It was raining.& [...]More

Traveling With Two

[Editor's note - A huge welcome to new TWC poster, Stephanie I, who really, really knows how to fly with kids.]& [...]More

Toll-Road Cookies

[editor's note: Welcome new TWC poster Lisa P! - first up:  a checklist of sorts for long Midwest roadtrips [...]More

Membership = Priceless*

"Think we're coming back here again?"  That's one of the first things we ask each other when we visit a museum or park [...]More

"... you missed it by 3 minutes!"

Remember that great public transportation system I was talking about a while [...]More

Going Public

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Deadlines and Decisions

One point of order in our family:  when it comes to finding travel deals, I'm usually the book-buying, link-clicking, early-bird.  My husband seems [...]More

The Wheels on the Car Go 'Round and 'Round

Like most every other person in the Northern Hemisphere, come January and February, I dream of travel. Preferably to some place with some warm weather, [...]More

Five February Possibilities

As the last of the winter months approaches, I find myself making lists of places we could go to shake the blahs without hitting the [...]More

How We Roll

A 3-hour in-car time limit is, for us, only part of the driving ritual on long trips. (After 3 hours, we have to stop and run [...]More

Interactive Family Activity Map of Great Britain

We love good maps.  Whether topographical, city, hiking, historical, nautical chart, or hand-drawn by a local on the back of an envelope, the best [...]More

Gotta Go Now!

One moment, you are strolling down a quaint cobblestone street.  The next, you are yanking at a locked door and begging for divine intervention.& [...]More
 
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