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Travel Planning: Checklists for Travel

February 2, 2017

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Throughout this series, I have covered the basics of how to add more travel into your life, how to research for a trip and where and how to book the trip. For the final step of travel planning, depending on what type of trip you are taking, I have put together some timelines, checklists for […]

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Travel Planning: A Resource Guide

January 27, 2017

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Last week, we talked about researching where to go, but we didn’t delve into the nitty gritty of where to research flights, accommodation and things to do. This is an extension of research, but also begins to get into the logistics of travel planning. Logistics is another thing that I love about travel planning. Details, […]

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Travel Planning: Researching A Trip

January 20, 2017

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Last week I wrote about how you can add more travel into your life, but for many people, it’s the travel planning that is a huge barrier to actually getting out the door. Being a researcher at heart (and through training, I have a Masters in Research Psychology), this is one of my favorite parts […]

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Top Tips on How to Travel More

January 13, 2017

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I often get asked how I am able to travel so much with my son. Do you homeschool? Are you loaded? Is your travel free? All valid questions. Traveling with a family is difficult once children are in school and have limited time off, but it is not impossible. Travel is also much more expensive than […]

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Tips on Celebrating Holi in India

March 21, 2016

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One of our all time favorite holidays in India is the Festival of Colors, better known as Holi. After 9 years of celebrating it in the streets of India (and 4 in Los Angeles), we have become experts on how to celebrate it safely and to maximum effect! (more…)

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My Top 7 Travel Essentials

October 6, 2015

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As I began packing for my next trip I realized that I have a few essentials that go with me regardless of my destination. Many of these items, in some form, have been coming with me for the last 15 years! If they are this essential to me, perhaps you will also find them useful in your travels. […]

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Tips on Traveling with Other Families

August 3, 2015

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We recently returned from our yearly joint family summer trip. Three children. Five adults. Three Generations. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about our trip this year. Last year we stayed in the gorgeous Yosemite Valley for 4 days. Short and sweet. It was amazing. Everyone had a blast. We were ready to try another year of co-family travel. […]

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How to Fly with Spirit Airlines

May 14, 2015

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I have survived my first Spirit flight! And you know what, it wasn’t so bad. Flying Spirit is not for everyone, but for the budget conscious it is fantastic option. Without the low fares available on Spirit Airlines, it would not have been possible for our family to go away for a quick Mother’s Day weekend. I […]

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Insider’s Guide: Where to Shop in Mumbai

April 15, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Baby’s First Flight: Carry-on Essentials

April 13, 2015

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Your first flight with a baby is daunting and exciting. Preparing and packing carry-on essentials is one of the most important aspects for your baby’s first flight. This travel or flight bag will hold all of your child’s necessary items for the flights and/or travel along the way. I find that it’s best to keep this bag […]

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Preparing for Baby’s First Flight

April 6, 2015

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Preparing for your baby’s first flight is daunting and nerve wracking. I remember it well. My son was born in India where we lived as expats. As you can imagine, the grandparents were chomping at the bit to see him. India not being the easiest country to pop into meant that we had to do […]

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Insider’s Guide: Mumbai Local Trains

January 25, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Insider’s Guide: Where to Eat in Mumbai

January 21, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Insider’s Guide: Where to Stay in Mumbai

January 13, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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What are kid friendly destinations?

December 24, 2014

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One of my fellow family travel bloggers posted a question on their Facebook page a while back asking where people thought of when they thought of kid friendly destinations. My initial response was Costa Rica, mostly because we were in the midst of planning a trip there. But then I realized that every place is kid friendly […]

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How to Travel to India with Kids

November 21, 2014

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Travel to India without children seems daunting to most people, much less with small kids in tow. However, it can be a rich and rewarding experience for the entire family. Yes, it can be difficult, but I have to say that it is not that much harder than a trip to Europe. On any trip you […]

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Family Friendly Hikes: Palm Springs Indian Canyons

November 17, 2014

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A trip to Palm Springs for most people means sitting by the pool soaking up the sun, doing some shopping and maybe visiting a few kid friendly attractions (if you have kids). For us, it means driving back and forth to Joshua Tree (or Joshman Tree as my preschooler says) to explore. My son is […]

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Family Fun: The National Park’s Junior Ranger Program

November 6, 2014

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One of the coolest and maybe least known activities at many national and state parks is the Junior Ranger Program. I don’t know why the National Park Service doesn’t market this more, because it is an amazing program for children and families. It is a perfect way to get your kids interested in the world […]

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Travel Gear Review: BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat

November 5, 2014

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On our recent trip to India, I discovered my new favorite travel accessory for my son – the BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat. I bought this not so we would have a car seat in India, but so that we could take Uber to the airport and save a ton of money on parking and taxis. We have recently […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite with Kids

August 13, 2014

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A family trip to Yosemite National Park is the quintessential American summer holiday. Camping (or glamping as it is for us!), getting dirty, splashing through rivers, and spending time with friends and family – what else can you ask for in a vacation?  Here is our ultimate guide to exploring Yosemite Valley with kids to […]

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