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No More Free Flights for You, Baby

Birthdays are all big deals, but I suppose some are slightly bigger deals than others. In the family travel world I’m not sure there is a bigger birthday than the infamous second birthday. As you probably know, this is the firm line in the sand where you go from having a little one that can fly for free in your lap, to one that absolutely requires their own seat and ticket. If you have kept them as a lap infant…

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The Day My Baby Earned Her First Miles

I’m not good at tracking and logging the flights we have taken, so I can’t tell you for sure how many flights my 23-month-old tiny traveler has taken. If I had to guess I would say 30-ish, but what I can tell you with absolute certainty was that her most recent flight over the weekend from Houston to Boston was the first one where she earned flown miles. This was not the original plan, and in fact it wasn’t the plan…

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A Lump in My Throat and a Flight With My Oldest

For nineteen months and five days I was with my youngest baby at least part of every day, and together under the same roof every single night. This means if I traveled, she traveled. And it also meant if she didn’t travel, I didn’t travel. We canceled, changed, delayed, or scaled back almost as many trips as we took in those months when my over-ambition or life’s unexpected surprises met with face to face with ego-busting reality of caring for a…

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First Trip Without Baby: Leaving an Instruction Manual

Whether you first leave your baby for an overnight trip away when they are five weeks old, five months old, or five years old, it is probably going to be a little tough. Even if you are beyond ready for a little kid-free time, or even just time with your other kids, it is still an unquestionably huge transition for you and them. I’m about to go through this transition for the first time with my second daughter, and while I…

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7 Things to Look Forward to on a Trip With Just the Big Kid

I can’t remember the last trip I took without at least one kiddo along for the ride. I mean, I had a same day turn around flight for work about 5 months ago without any kiddos, but I truly can’t remember the last real trip without kids. I think it was about two years ago, but there have been a lot of practically sleepless nights between then and now, so I’m not sure. However, I can remember my last trip…

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Time to Re-Think “No Kids Allowed”

I’m going to say something unintentionally divisive…children, even little babies, are real people that should be equally welcomed in many, if not most, places that other older people are allowed. They aren’t pets. They aren’t some alien species. They aren’t monsters. They aren’t second class citizens to be locked away until they can do Algebra and discuss literature. They are full fledged people who just happen to be smaller and younger than most adults. They are also still learning and developing at…

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Beach Front Luxury at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Miami and SPG Points Giveaway!

Every summer I am drawn to experiencing a family beach trip at least once. It doesn’t have to be a far flung adventure around the world just to dip our toes in the water, but I have found that we seem to enjoy the white sands and blue water of the beaches that are a little too far from home to easily reach by car. With a one year old along for the ride, we really didn’t want to venture too far from…

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One Full Trip Around the Sun

As parents already know, first birthdays are big deals. This day may not be a big deal for the little one who is turning one, but for the parents the day is unquestionably and undeniably a BIG DEAL. It is a time to reflect and look back at all the firsts already marked in the baby book, and a time to peer ahead at what is quickly to come as the transition to toddlerhood is completed in the coming months.…

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How to Rent a Full Sized Crib and More for Trips!

Our adorable and fun-loving Baby S just turned 9 months old, and while we are beyond thrilled with all the fun things she is learning and exploring at this great age, we are less than thrilled that her sleep schedule is still as choppy (bad/horrible/borderline intolerable) as a newborn. I mean, it is really, really bad despite all of our best efforts. It is so bad that we have earned quite a few miles and points hiring a sleep specialist and…

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Cool Freebies and Discounts for New Parents

Since I’m in my 30’s I have lots of Facebook friends around my same age who are having babies…often their second or third by now. You know, #mompros. As a result, lots of baby related deals that they share pop up in my Facebook feed. These aren’t usually specifically travel related, but a dollar saved is a dollar saved. Some are great and I jump on them, others seem too good to be true and I pass. For example, last…

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