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Psi Bands

Full disclosure: Psi Bands could be old news but were new to me. As someone who has grown up with motion sickness of all kinds (be it trains, planes, boats, cars...)...

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L.L. Bean Hack

The L.L. Bean Boat and Tote is an American beach favorite--there is no doubt about it. It is big, durable, customizable, even stands up on its own, unlike its floppy...

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GPS Rant

I pride myself on my sense of direction. And I'm really good at reading maps. But somehow, since we have the GPS in our car, we have gotten lost more than ever....

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Happy Luggage

Recently we ran into Jenny Cooper (creative director of Crewcuts!) and her family at the airport, or rather, we spotted their awesome bright and cheery luggage,...

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Travel Angel

It's the little things that often carry a big impact—like when we arrived at the TSA area of the Tulsa airport, and there, right where you need to take off your...

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Fly By Baby

On a recent Seattle to New York flight I did a mid-air double take when I noticed this happy baby sitting on a tray table, staring intently at the surface below...

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Fairy Houses

On a recent trip to Maine, someone told me about this place called Mackworth Island, very close to Portland, where there are loads of fairy houses. Of course most...

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Bookmark This!

I know, the idea of travelling to Italy is a lofty one. But I think it's always important to have travel fantasies. I'm hoping that I can somehow get our family...

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Quickie Getaway

Between making 28 Valentines with your kid and the special treats you might also be sending along to school, maybe you didn't have the bandwidth to consider a present...

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Context Travel

When we were in London over Thanksgiving break, we had the privilege of having a kids tour with Context Travel, who cater tours for kids (and adults) in cities like...

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Boz Around

I'm very particular about travel, having covered family travel at Cookie for years, and working as a travel writer for a long time. So when I find someone that is...

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Summer Dreaming

My husband has a joke that I start planning every trip the minute we embark on the current one. And true to the cliche, it's funny because it's true. I have a running...

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Only In Sweden

I love that the Swedes have an amusement park where kids are encouraged to handle saws, nails, hammers, and wood that is so rough you'd get a splinter just looking...

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Paradise Found

I've always dreamed of spending a night in a teepee, so it was that when I found a last-minute opening at the Red Cone Retreat over the fourth of July, I jumped...

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Mom-chu Picchu

Macchu Picchu celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. With this in mind, I dragged my obliging mother, my two young daughters, and myself to a remote town in...

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Visiting NYC

Whenever we go to New York City (last year, I took my then three- and one-year-olds during spring break), we always choose to stay in a house or apartment.  New...

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Doing Disney

In the winter of 1979, when I was 8, my family set off from Boston for a vacation at Disney World. On our first day, when the monorail picked us up at our hotel,...


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