Protecting the parent, ignoring the child’s safety needs.

When we were in Thailand on our world tour, it was common to see entire families (including infants and children) riding together on one motorbike. Below is a photo of […]

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Keep child passengers safe: Focus on driving – not the smartphone, coffee, work day, etc.

It’s National Child Passenger Safety Week. Child passenger safety normally involves a lot of talk about car seats, booster seats, FAA Approved harness and seats, and the proper use of seat belts. […]

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Top rated booster seats Insurance Institute Highway Safety (IIHS)

I recently wrote about the challenges we have faced in our family with my 9-year old son appearing “too old” to still use a booster seat. It’s true he is […]

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He’s too old for a booster seat! Why age doesn’t matter as much as size…

“Isn’t he too old for that?”  My son has finally reached the age where other parents and kids (and my husband) are now questioning his use of a booster seat.  […]

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Front seats to car seats: education and law

This week is National Child Passenger Safety week. When I was an infant, my mother would hold me in her arms in the front seat of the car! The photo above […]

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Expedia sweepstakes: support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and win trip!

Expedia is making it really easy, exciting, and fun for travelers to support the amazing work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – by entering a sweepstakes to win fantastic […]

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10 tips for Bubble Bum booster seat use

We used the lightweight (1lb.) BubbleBum car booster seat worldwide on our 8+ month JetWithKids World Tour – and loved the convenience and comfort of this inflatable booster seat! If kids are […]

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BubbleBum booster seat is Product Worth Packing when traveling with kids

Looking for a lightweight, safe, booster seat that travels well, is easy to use in taxis and rental cars, and packs well when not in use? I found one! (Thanks […]

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Travel with a sick child (traveling with unexpected illness)

Traveling in winter also means “cold and flu season” travel and increased exposure to illness along the way. As an adult, traveling with unexpected illness is difficult but is nothing […]

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Practical tips to enjoy family travel

Family travel leads to lifelong memories, joyful reunions, much needed holiday breaks, relaxation, and exploration of beautiful, fun destinations. When the family travel involves airports and airplanes, a calm attitude and […]

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Jet with Kids boy meets “Singapore Girl” on first Singapore Airlines flight

On our amazing 8+month tour around the world, I was delighted to accomplish a life-long goal to fly with Singapore Airlines. Consistently ranked as one of the best airlines in […]

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Vomit on airplanes: locate air sick bag before it’s needed

When traveling with kids, it’s better to be prepared than to be caught off guard- especially when it comes to vomit. Air pressure changes, excitement, junk food, sudden illness, and […]

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Kids need basic play time even when in exotic locations

Young travelers need basic play time- especially in stimulating environments. Travel preparations, air travel, and new surroundings are a lot to process for young minds. Play time is essential to […]

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7 tips to enjoy family travel days

7 tips to enjoy family travel days: *Smile, breathe, and be realistic… Take time to actually enjoy the family- appreciate travel day is still family day. Focus on interaction with traveling […]

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Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Airport, Germany: Hotel Review

International Stop #2 on our 8 month world tour: Deutschland! We were delighted to be back in Germany, yet tired from a late night flight into Frankfurt from Iceland. It […]

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Icelandair: Experiencing Iceland: stopover in Reykjavik

First international stop on our 8 month world tour: Reykjavik, Iceland! Icelandair is the face and spirit of Iceland and a stopover in Reykjavik allows a glimpse into the soul […]

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Pardon the Interruption! ESPN Studio in Washington D.C.

First stop on our 8 month world tour was Washington D.C., a great family destination filled with loads of history, interesting people, fantastic restaurants, a great metro system, and an […]

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NTSB Nora Marshall, Chief of Survival Factors: Aviation Safety

It was a great honor to meet Nora Marshall, NTSB Chief of Survival Factors in Aviation Safety, on my visit to Washington D.C.. Ms. Marshall came to the NTSB with […]

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NTSB Chairman Deb Hersman

The first stop of our 8 month trip around the world was Washington D.C. I was honored and delighted to have the opportunity to meet with National Transportation Safety Board […]

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Books to prepare kids for travel destination

While visiting the Air and Space Museum gift shop in Washington D.C., I noticed a few books worth noting when traveling with kids. What better way to prepare children for […]

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