Recently we visited Amsterdam. While there are things I love about Albania (cheap great food, good friends, nice work life balance), there are not the same quality of child friendly educational experiences here. Amsterdam was amazing in terms of offerings for kids and Little Elephant certainly appreciated that fact. Her favorite stop was “the experiments … More Nemo
Flying home, we boarded a Lufthansa flight from Munich to DC. As the rest of the 300+ passengers boarded, I quickly installed the Cares Child Airplane Harness, this overpriced device is effective and also the only one approved by the FAA for use during flights. Basically, it turns the airplane’s seat belt into a four … More Irate 18th century feminist
Living where I do (Albania), coming from where I do (US), married to someone from where that person is (Chile), I spend a lot of time in airplanes and airports. I have Gold Status on multiple airlines. And, I have never, ever, enjoyed a safety video as much as I did this one. I also, … More Fly away with me: I❤ Virgin Air now
Yesterday I posted 10 tips for flying with a toddler. Today, I want to make a confession: our last flight from Rome to Atlanta was a disaster. It was actually a flight from Albania to Wisconsin, but the long-haul was the issue. First, we were picked up to leave for the airport at 4am. This, … More She is two. What is your excuse?
In her two years and two months, my daughter has flown to Kazakhstan, Thailand, Chile, Albania, and Italy. That includes over a dozen between continent, long-haul flights. At this point, I don’t consider myself an expert, but I sure do have a lot of experience with the two and under crowd on long-haul flights. We … More 10 Tips for Long-Haul Flights with Toddlers
A while back, I promised an update on our trip to Venice. The truth is: I travel a lot and find myself rarely impressed with new cities. Its not that I don’t love visiting place, wandering through the corners of unknown places, breathing in the difference and the similarities, and sampling the cuisine. But, most places, … More Trip to Venice
My mother loves to tell the story of riding in the Cablecar over Cerro San Cristobal in Chile in 1996, how my father and I bruised her hand and arm by holding on so hard. How she tried and tried to explain to us that she had no magical powers and if the cable line … More Tirana’s Cablecar