Passports - What to do if you leave something on a plane

What to do if you leave something on a plane

I know exactly how you’re feeling right now. You return home from a trip, start unpacking your luggage and carry-on bag and realize something is missing. Usually, it’s an iPad, a phone, or a camera; something relatively expensive and very important to you. Other times it is something important but not quite as valuable: your…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling together

A Quick Solution to America’s TSA Shortage

Too many travelers… Not enough TSA agents. Airports across the US are seeing extremely long lines at TSA checkpoints and wait times that we haven’t seen since the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Some airports, like Denver International, are advising airline passengers to arrive THREE HOURS early to ensure they make their flight. Denver…

Parenthood and Passports - plane tickets booked

Plane tickets booked!

You know that feeling you get when you finally book your plane tickets to somewhere you’ve never been? Sure, you may have been talking about your upcoming trip for weeks, or maybe even months, but it doesn’t actually become real until your plane tickets have been purchased and paid for. Once you get that confirmation…

Parenthood and Passports -Traveling with Kids when the world is scary

To the Mom on the Plane with the Screaming Kid

I don’t know you, but I’m sitting several rows back and can hear the high-pitched wail coming from your child just as clearly as if you were sitting right next to me. I don’t know what instigated the deafening scream that is resounding through the entire coach section of this moderate-sized aircraft.  Perhaps you took…

The illustrious family restroom

Before I had a child, it was the door to the unknown. It might as well have had a giant sign saying “Do Not Enter” or “Authorized Personnel Only Beyond This Point.” For all I knew there was a high-end lounge serving top shelf martinis and free hors d’oeuvres just on the other side of…