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About Caroline

I am a proud mother of two toddlers, living in Texas. I have been a globetrotter since childhood, and decided to continue with that despite all the hassle that comes with traveling with small kids. My opinion is that every kid benefits from exploring new cultures and seeing different places. So far, my passport has stamps from India, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France and Greece. When flying is not an option, me and my family take the car out for a road trip, exploring the adventurous USA.

Good news for air travelers

Some good new regulations for us hardworking people that has to pay the flight out of our own pockets. Now, the airlines have to make sure that we know what we pay for. If you see an ad with a … Continue reading

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving is approaching and all students – and their parents – in America is hooked up on various projects to complete. My first grader was to make a model of the Mayflower. And he would loose points if it … Continue reading

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New kids on the airplane

 

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When your teenager fly alone

I found an excellent article in New York Times for those of you who have teenagers that are about to fly by themselves. And, while on the topic, some voices about why to send or not send your teenager abroad … Continue reading

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Calling all globetrotters: Keep track of your adventures!

One thing I always regret is that I have not kept a good track on all my journeys. During my youth I traveled around most part of Europe, and in my 20′s I explored Asia and Northern Africa. But exactly … Continue reading

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Direct from the airplane – with fresh ideas for your next flight

I just got back from Europe with my two kids. You learn something new every flight, and this time I would like to start sharing the following : – Continental has great entertainment for kids (and I am NOT being … Continue reading

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Things that helps when flying with infants and kids

1. Gate check a stroller. Most companies allow you to gate check a stroller, depending on their regulations. This was a must for me when I traveled by myself with toddlers. I used a Mountain Buggy (Urban Jungle) and I … Continue reading

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9 Things You Need to Check With Your Airline Before Flying With Kids

Regulations when flying changes all the time. These are my top nine questions that I always make sure to ask before booking our tickets. – When are you suppose to show up at the airport and check in? – How … Continue reading

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Do Not Get Robbed While Flying

There has been reports in the media that people tweet and tell their facebook friends about their traveling plans, and by doing so get robbed. It is understandable that you would like to share what is happening, especially when it … Continue reading

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5 Things NOT to Do When Flying

1. Be late. This is a huge one, since your stress will affect not only your blood pressure, but also your child. Kids feel if you are stressed, and you are more likely to prone them into not liking flying. … Continue reading

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Unaccompanied Minor Flying

I know there are plenty of fellow parents that have to send their kids alone on an airplane, traveling as what is called unaccompanied minor flying. I recently read an article about it, which I would like to recommend to … Continue reading

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Simple Packing?

Today was a good day! I got time to hands on dig into the different things I would like to bring with me on our next trip. This is the proof – I start early sorting out which clothes I … Continue reading

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No More Black Bags

“Honey, is that black over there our bag?” After a couple of flights with kids you realize how smart people are that buys bag with unique prints on them. But you can still use that black, red or grey bag … Continue reading

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The Gift of Not Worrying

I have learned that there is one thing that can ruin everything. The worrying before the flight. As a parent, it is so easy to get into the mood where you think about everything that can go wrong on the … Continue reading

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Keep That Tummy Moving

Let’s be honest: long distance flights can slow down any stomach. All those pretzels combined with sitting still for hours – no wonder things get jammed. I always bring a bag of small carrots, and I make sure my boys … Continue reading

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Social Butterfly in the Sky?

Almost every flight I have been to, there has been other moms with kids. I once got stuck at Newark for a couple of hours, and it was a blessing to be able to share toys with another mom – … Continue reading

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Before You Buy the Ticket

I always try to fly on one of those least traveled days. Morning flights are the best when it comes to departing on time, while evening flights tend to get pretty full. Also, if you travel long-distance and international, it … Continue reading

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Flying with infants, part 3

Bring a small mirror when you pack your hand luggage. If there was something my boys loved doing, it was to look at themselves in the mirror. Could kill one hour or two.

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When the parent is the scared one

Let’s face it – even though the chances are like 1 in 11 million that something would happen, there are still those among us who are extremely scared of flying. I started flying before I was even able to hesitate, … Continue reading

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Flying With Infants

There are a few tricks that can make your flight easier. 1. Teething? Make sure to bring something you think he can out in his or her mouth to ease the pain. 2. Change the diaper before you enter the … Continue reading

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