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Packing Tips for Travel with Toddlers

July 21, 2014

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After more than 20 international and domestic trips with my toddler, I have almost perfected our list of what to take with us, no matter where we are going, San Francisco, Ireland or India. Much of our travel to this point has been to developing countries, therefore many of my recommendations are based on that.  However, […]

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Travel Activities for Kids Without Using Electronics

July 3, 2014

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We are not an electronic free family, but for much of our travel, our son has not been very interested in watching movies or playing on the iPad. This has meant coming up with lots of ideas on how to keep him entertained on our long trans-atlantic flights or our 7 hour car journey between […]

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Packing List for a Toddler’s Travel Bag

June 21, 2014

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When we travel I always follow the same packing list for my son’s travel bag. It contains all of the things that he will need during the flight (car, bus or train journey). I refresh the bag with supplies as needed for each of the major legs of our trip. By packing the same things every […]

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California Adventure with Toddlers – Ride & Entertainment Guide

May 28, 2014

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Updated 8/2015 This is my pick for a toddler’s first visit to a Disney theme park. This park is much smaller than Disneyland and feels much more manageable to do with a toddler. The rides are mellow and have less ‘scary’ characters and the park feels more spread out which helps with children who get […]

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Disneyland with Toddlers – Ride & Entertainment Guide

May 22, 2014

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Going to Disneyland (and California Adventure) with toddlers is exhausting and overwhelming for many. This is even further exaggerated if you have limited time at the parks. Our Disneyland with toddlers rides and entertainment guide with where to beat the heat, rest your tired feet and what to do with kids who don’t like the […]

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland with Toddlers

May 16, 2014

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Planning a trip to Disneyland with toddlers can be overwhelming. After several years of attending as season pass holders, we have learned the ins and outs on how to get the most out of a visit. When To Go The best time of year to go to Disneyland (or California Adventure) is in either late January, […]

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What to Expect: Avoiding Culture Shock in India

May 21, 2013

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What to Expect: Avoiding Culture Shock in India You have dreamed of going to India for years, you have seen all of the movies, you have read the books, you feel like you KNOW what it will be like. Nope. Forget all that you think you know and read below for what to really expect […]

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Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers

May 18, 2013

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I am constantly peppered with questions on how to travel with a toddler. Our son has been on over 30 flights in his first 2.5 years, so he is already a seasoned traveler  but it didn’t come without some trials along the way. Here are our top tips for flying with a toddler (short or long […]

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Packing Essentials: Developing Countries

May 9, 2013

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After 8+ years of living and many more years of traveling in developing countries, I have developed a pretty good packing list. I know exactly what to take versus what to buy at my destination.  I try to always pack light and leave room for souvenirs.  I take the exact same amount of stuff if I […]

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