Expectations and Realities of Expat Life in India

  • June 26, 2013

I left San Francisco ready for adventure, excitement, travel and days filled with amazingness. What I found on the other side included all of this, but also loneliness, disillusionment and hard work.  I had already traveled all over the world…

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Best Places to Visit in Delhi with Kids

  • May 23, 2013

India isn't probably the first destination you would think to take your kids, and the capital, the capital of India may not be an obvious choice but kids are warmly welcomed there and throughout the country.  Younger kids may find…

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Tips on Avoiding Culture Shock in India

  • May 21, 2013

  Are you planning on visiting India, but not sure what to expect? 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…

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Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers

  • May 18, 2013

Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers 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…

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Packing Essentials: Developing Countries

  • May 9, 2013

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…

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LA Live Steamers Railroad Museum

  • May 7, 2013

It is not easy to get in to see the LA Live Steamers model train and train ride in Griffith Park. They are only open on Sunday's from 10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. and with a toddler who still naps…

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Ireland to Morocco

  • May 6, 2013

I have been trying to plan a trip for us somewhere in the vicinity of Europe when we will be in Ireland for my father in law's 70th birthday. I can't pass up the opportunity to be across the pond and not go…

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Family Hike: Dante’s Peak, Griffith Park

  • April 11, 2013

Everyone outside of LA have these really negative mental images of what LA is all about - terrible traffic, lots of plastic surgery, expensive shops, totally fake people, strip mall central, etc. And yes a lot of that exists, but…

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Travel Addict

  • April 1, 2013

I have managed to give up all of my addictions through the years. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I don't drink caffeine (very often) and I don't eat meat (red or chicken). People say "WHAT?! But everyone MUST…

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