The Planning Process

The Planning Process

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  • Stop staring at my screaming child on the plane

    July 16, 2014

    The following occurred on a flight from Florida to Seattle in May. The events are real. The tears were real. The wine was delicious.  Tears were pooling and threatened to spill. Ugh. I tilted my head back hoping they wouldn’t. I don’t think I could handle the added looks of pity if I began to […]

  • Flying with children: get seated together on your next flight

    July 14, 2014

    All to often a family will get on a plane and realize that they are not seated together. It’s frustrating, because really, if you booked your seats at the same time, shouldn’t the airline naturally seat you together? Oh, and you booked child tickets, which designate your kids as being under the age of 12 […]

  • Grindelwald, more than skis: a perfect day trip from Bern, Switzerland

    June 9, 2014

    Grindelwald is a ski and snowboard haven. Nestled in the Swiss Alps in the shadow of the peaks reaching above 13,000 feet, this playground for downhill and mountaineering enthusiasts is a vision in white. But it’s also stunning in the green of spring and summer. One thing that Switzerland, a country smaller than New York, […]

  • 45 Questions to ask before you book vacation rentals

    May 12, 2014

    Something was wrong, very wrong. The booking engine wouldn’t work. The cancellation policy was ridiculous, and I wasn’t hearing back from the site owners. Signs were pointing towards a bad experience, and my gut was telling me to pull out quickly. This is the experience I had when I was booking one of many vacation […]

  • Places to visit in New York: Battery Park City and Tribeca with kids

    May 7, 2014

    Planning a visit to New York can be daunting, even more so with kids in tow. Where do you even begin when there is so much to see? You can visit the classic tourist destinations like Times Square or the iconic Empire State Building, but the real fun is learning what the locals do; where […]

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