Parenthood and Passports - Long flight with a toddler

What a long flight with a toddler is really like

How our first long flight with a toddler began A blowout… Clear up the back and all over her clothes. That is how our toddler’s first long-haul flight from the United States to Europe officially started. Before we were even taxiing to the runway, our 18-month-old was stripped down to just a diaper. We had…

Parenthood and Passports - Tikal with a baby or toddler

Visiting Tikal with a baby or toddler

Tikal is a phenomenal park, but for many families with small children visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site seems intimidating. Perhaps it’s the sheer amount of walking and climbing. Maybe it’s the journey into Guatemala. Or possibly the thought of spending hours in the hot Central American sun with a little one in tow. But,…

moms' trip dinner

Eight different moms you find on a Moms’ Trip

This weekend, something more rare than a full night’s sleep with a newborn occurred. Seven of my closest friends and I left our kids and husbands at home for a much needed, well-deserved moms’ trip away. Granted, “away” was only 15 minutes up the road in a hotel downtown, but it still counts. Since joining…

Parenthood and Passports - Choosing the Right Airline for you

Choosing the right airline for you

Figuring out which airline is the right airline for you can be difficult. In fact, it is a lot more political in the states than I thought. ¬† I’m one of those guys who will fly the airline that gets me to my destination when I want it to. But a recent conversation I saw…

Parenthood and Passports - Local Markets

The local market: a look at real life everywhere

Every time we visit a new country I try to get a feel for what life is really like for the people who live there. Maybe it’s a natural curiosity or a desire to break out of that tourist stereotype, but I’ve found there is always one sure fire way to get an honest perspective…