I have been invited to a weekend away. My only fashion requirements are a bathing suit (yikes!), a bathing suit cover up (whew), a sundress for dinner out and a casual skirt for sightseeing. I pulled out all my clothing requirements with accessories and realized that I was going to need a bigger suitcase.
I resent having to pay to check luggage – and the wait to retrieve it at the carousel – and every other nickel and diming the airlines have had to resort to, especially when I’m just… Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on March 9, 2011 at 12:27pm —
Well, by now, I’m sure that each of us is subscribed to at least a few of the discount shopping sites à la Ideeli, Gilt, RueLaLa, etc… And then the Deal-of-the-Day sites, à la Groupon. Will we ever buy retail again?
Of course, all of these shopping platforms have been born to the Web, which has made it all possible. The latest shopping discount model? Online auctions that combine auctions with the…
Added by The Succulent Wife on February 15, 2011 at 12:43pm —
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I used to live in San Diego, California, quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in the world and without question the most beautiful place I have ever lived. My life then was lazy and chaotic, rocking Uggs and flip flops, exploring mountains and deserts and beaches. But the most central part of my casual life in SoCal…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on February 9, 2011 at 7:14pm —
In the past week I have read a few stories about traveling with kids and the disparity between those who travel with them and those who don’t. Of course the latter group is highly against the former being anywhere near them when they're traveling, especially flying . We parents know that most kid-less travelers wish our families would take a kids-only airline somewhere or better yet, stick to the back of the plane with a sound proof partition around us. We get it. They’re looking for a… Continue
Added by Tawanna Browne Smith on January 11, 2011 at 2:46pm —
Pa on his last day at the farm with Oma and his 16 grandkids
Two years ago I was pregnant with my sixth baby and boarded a 15 hour flight with my five small children. I was horrified to discover that the airline had put me beside a small child… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on January 3, 2011 at 1:00pm —
After my initial horrific solo mUm travel experience, I developed a strong 'fuck you' approach towards anyone who even dared look in my direction when Michael cried, however, on my recent international travels, again as solo mUm, my patience and language profanity ability were truly tested!
The story begins, again, as our 36-hour… Continue
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 3:12pm —
UPDATE: Dash is coming to Spain!
Dear Potential Servants,
I'm Dash - quite possibly the most remarkable, handsome and unusual cat that you're ever likely to have the privilege of meeting.
But I digress.
I'm writing this because mUm and Dad just confirmed that unless that whiney black fuzz ball… Continue
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 2:57pm —
I considered myself to be a pretty healthy eater until this past Tuesday when I attended a lecture called "Special Diets for Special Children." As if traveling and eating healthy wasn't hard enough, now I'm faced with traveling and supporting a special diet for my kids. Talk about pre-planning...
Read more here… Continue
Added by Tawanna Browne Smith on December 6, 2010 at 12:18am —
Yup, call me crazy but I did it. I booked myself a flight to the psych ward...well, not quite but.... I did do what some believe is the unthinkable. I booked myself and my two "toddler" daughters on a cross country (San Diego to Newark) trip for the holidays and am flying solo....meaning no hubs in sight.
Added by Megan Rebelo on December 4, 2010 at 1:15am —
Ahhhh, London, the city where… Continue
Added by Crystal Nicholls on November 23, 2010 at 8:07pm —
I’ve been a Disney Passporter
girl for at least a decade, faithfully purchasing a new guide book for each trip to get all the latest and greatest information, organize my plans and track our spending. But I hate, absolutely loathe carrying that guidebook around with me. As soon as I got my iPhone last year, I decided that I needed a way to put all that Itinerary information that I keep in my Passporter
into the… Continue
Added by Kristen Kirk on August 12, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Travelling of any sort is always a crap shoot for me. Aside from the logistics of 4 kidlets, (although, with everyone out of “babyhood”, I have finally become adept enough at packing that I can leave behind the kitchen sink!), the Griswold moniker is well earned…I seem to encounter “adventures” that fall outside of the typical. Moreover, MY typical usually falls within… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on August 3, 2010 at 2:22am —
Ummm, this Foodie Friday has nothing to do with food. And no, not yet celebrating ten years of blogging.
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Ten years ago today I married my… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 9, 2010 at 2:45pm —
June 1st, 2010
It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully…
Added by Heather on June 2, 2010 at 8:15am —
Now that I have gotten settled back in from MY incredible road trip, & have a moment or two before my own stolen towels need to be tossed in to the dryer, I know you’re all anxiously awaiting the results of my cheer weekend…right Cheryl??!! Surprisingly, despite living a mere 4 or 5 hours away from… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 31, 2010 at 12:34am —
Look familiar? Ah, yes, the paradoxical gird-iron (thin-as-toilet-paper)
curtain that separates the plane into 2 groups. I've been flying for 32
years & only once have I been on the other side of the curtain.
Admittedly, when I had that chance, I LOVED it! I felt like a princess.… Continue
Added by LeadHership on May 23, 2010 at 10:28am —
I don't know about you, but when I was a teenager, I couldn't wait until I could drive. My Dad taught me in my neighborhood before I took Driver's Education at school. He took the time to make sure I knew what I was doing behind the wheel
. As a matter of fact, I am one of the only women drivers I know to this day who can parallel park. That can be attributed directly to my Dad.
Now I hear that… Continue
Added by Marcy Watson on May 12, 2010 at 12:04pm —
For many of us, now that the sun is out, we start crafting our plans for spring break, weekend excursions and summer travel. Keeping the kiddos entertained during escapes (or just a long wait at the pediatrician) can always be a… Continue
Added by Ana Eiras on April 3, 2010 at 11:30am —
Do you remember the first time you found out you were pregnant? You probably experienced all sorts of emotions ranging from joy to fright. But then you had 40 weeks to adjust. Although some of those 40 weeks were probably laced with nausea, back pain and all other discomforts that accompany pregnancy, you were still in a peaceful environment, living a quiet life with your partner. Then the labor pains began (or in my case, the c-section was scheduled) and somehow you… Continue
Added by Caroline Schafer on March 9, 2010 at 12:36pm —
Simple tips to make travel more affordable. Don't pay what everyone else is paying. The money you save can be spent on trips to France, England, Italy. See how I did it...[read more HERE
Added by Amy Musing on February 22, 2010 at 9:21am —