Toddlers can be like angry drunks at 35,000 feet. Here’s my list of material interventions.Read More
When your flight plans go sideways, here’s what you can do to swing the parent pendulum in your favor.Read More
When your flight plans go sideways, it’s no picnic, especially when you’re traveling with kids. So what should you do if your plane is canceled or is severely delayed? Here is your 10-point action plan, which keeps time-strapped parents in mind.Read More
‘Tis the season of packed airports, crowded planes, and weather-related cancelations.
As hard has holiday travel is on everyone, it’s particularly harrowing for families. Here’s what to do when things go wrong.
Let's not sugarcoat things. This could be the hardest flight of your life. These tips will make it easier.Read More
When it comes to planning a vacation, renting a car is about as exciting as buying a mattress. You know you need one—and you want it to be comfortable—but it can quickly eat up dollars you’d rather spend on dining and activities. Here are six ways your family can save.Read More
Most parents don’t want to lug a car seat on the plane, but are even more reluctant to rent one from a car rental agency. Should they be?
Traveling with twin babies is bonkers. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or one of those starry-eyed parents you should generally avoid. But while flying with twins is crazy, it's totally doable. And totally worth it, if for nothing else than the badge of honor. It just requires strategic planning coupled with Olympic levels of both inner and outer strength. Here are some key learnings from our first cross-country flight with our five-month-old boys.Read More
A play-by-play of how to prepare for your baby’s first flight.
Vacation rentals on sites like HomeAway and Airbnb often note they accept renters with young kids. But how family friendly are they?Read More
If you’re anxious about renting a child seat from a car rental agency, pick up the phone and call the agency you’re picking up from directly (not the toll-free number). Speak to someone that has their own kids, if possible (I mean, how much did you pay attention to car seats before you had to use one?) and ask these eight questions. You’ll quickly get a sense as to whether or not they take their car seat rentals seriously, or if they’re just an afterthought.Read More
Before you book your family’s vacation rental on a site like Vacasa or HomeAway, consider asking some of these questions as they apply to your kids’ ages and abilities. You’ll get a better sense of whether the property is right for your family.Read More