Travel Tips: How To Pack and Fly Like a Pro

After I wrote about our travel snacks and how airline travel has changed, it made me think about how I prepare for my trips. I mostly fly for work trips. If my husband and I are traveling for pleasure, we drive unless we have the opportunity to turn a work trip into a vacation like we did in San Francisco. While I was sitting at dinner tonight, I thought about the tips I use to keep myself sane while traveling on airlines. ...more
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Traveling with Baby

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Protect Online Data When Traveling Abroad: Lesson Learned!

Last summer, my mom’s high school (for their reunion) sponsored a trip to China. It was an amazing experience for her – she got to see the Great Wall and some of the sites of the 2008 Olympics , she got to learn about other cultures and even picked up a few words in Mandarin, and she also got to find out first-hand about some of the hassles of traveling to a high-risk location!...more
polyestherbunny Thank you! It's all based on a horrible experience, so I hope these tips do ...more

Healthy Travel 101: Packing for success

Us folks with our allergies, special diets, and just an interest in eating healthy can be faced with some challenges when we journey away from our homes....more

7 of the Most Family Friendly Cities in Europe

Some parents worry about taking their children abroad. They're concerned the trip will be too expensive or that the kids won't be able to appreciate the experience. Despite these arguments, it's important to introduce your kids to different cultures and instill an interest in travel at a young age.If you're thinking about visiting places that have a deep history and culture – and are friendly to families – try these seven cities. ...more

Traveling to a Different Country? Here is a List of Mistakes You Should Not Make

Each year millions of people travel to different countries other than their native ones to explore new culture, life and scenery. With the increase of foreign tourists, international travel became comparatively easier and hassle free. Here is a list of mistakes you should avoid while traveling to a different country....more

Lazy Sunday in Shanghai

Happiest discovery of the day was that "my" subway line, the #9, goes right to Tianzifang Alley, my fav place to shop.  How did I not know this before??  It's the little things that make me happy.  Pathetic.  If you come to Shanghai, you absolutely must shop there.  Quaint and photogenic, the crowded alleyways are lined with interesting stuff.  One place even had Cronuts, the croissant/donut that is so hot in NYC right now.  Trendy!...more

Evening Stroll in Shanghai

The culture here, especially in warmer months, is to enjoy the outdoors and stroll with friends, family and pets.  I'm all about walking and having adventures so I embraced this tradition and took a walk last night along the Huangpu River in Pudong near our apartment.  It was hot and humid with the AQI in the 160+ "Unhealthy" range, which in Shanghai means a lovely evening, so everyone was out enjoying themselves.  Without Thom, it's not as much fun but he will be home soon, so in the meantime, I had to get out and enjoy some unhealthy air all by my lonesome.&n...more

The Critical Question: To Shoot or not to Shoot

    Travellers and tourists love to take pictures to document their travels and take back memories of the richness of their experiences and share them with their families, friends and audiences. The more I travel, the more I see examples of insensitivity in click-happy tourists. Sure, we all have our moments of absolute certainty that we could be the next National Geographic photographers, and so we absolutely must take that one ‘heart warming’ picture....more