Travel Guru Rick Steves, Ashley Steel & I talk flying with kids

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Travel Guru Rick Steves invited Author Ashley Steel and me to his Edmonds, Washington Travel Center studio to record a show about international travel with kids. At the end of the hour long interview, Rick commented with a smile that our expert content would actually be featured in two separate radio shows, since we had provided […]

See California & the world: JetWithKids now on Instagram

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Want to explore California (and the world) with JetWithKids? Join us on Instagram! ( We’ve enjoyed an amazing California tour already in just a few days – from San Francisco cable cars and the Golden Gate bridge to Malibu and Manhattan Beach all the way down to San Diego’s aircraft carrier. Today the boys are […]

Summer travel season in California – pack a jacket?

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It’s summer travel season! We’re starting it off as tourists in our home state of California hosting our Finnish friends. Because we are starting out in San Francisco, I advised our friends to pack a jacket and scarf. WHAT?!! June in California and packing a jacket? Yep – you read that right. A ferry trip […]

7 summer travel mistakes to avoid

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Don’t allow these common mistakes to ruin summer travel. 1. Avoid keeping the “get ready for the trip” to-do list in your head. The journey preparation is in high gear the week before a flight and checklists will eliminate a lot of stress. Take a moment right now to write down the To-Do’s circulating in […]

Happy 10th Birthday pediped®!

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pediped® footwear, a Product Worth Packing, is celebrating their 10th Birthday! In honor of this big birthday, I created this short video featuring my son comfortably wearing his pediped® shoes while globe-trotting. Congratulations pediped® founders Angela and Brian Edgeworth and co-owner Rudy Glocker! You have done an amazing job creating quality footwear for developing, active […]

Why kids kick airplane seats (may surprise you) & 3 tips to stop it

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You may be surprised why kids do it, but these 3 simple tips will help you prevent little legs from kicking seats on the airplane. (It’s simpler than you think!) Many people view kicked airplane seats as a behavior issue when often it’s a matter of positioning or natural leg motion for normally active kids. *Activity is a […]

Flight Pants (Pull up Diapers) for Flight Days

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  For recently potty trained (or in the process) kids, consider using pull up type training diapers on travel days and while in flight. Kids often have to pee at challenging times – standing in long airport security lines, when seat belt light is on, or in the car on the freeway! I actually recommend […]

Pediped giving away free shoes in celebration of 10 years anniversary!

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pediped® is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with ten weeks of amazing, super cute, high quality shoe giveaways! The ten week celebration will run from March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015, and will be hosted on the pediped® Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. For further contest details and how to enter, please visit  […]

Lufthansa’s Germanwings 4U9525 crash is opportunity to show support


Lufthansa’s Germanwings crash is tragic and sad on so many levels.  A German friend of mine is a supervisor at Germanwings, and as she communicated to me this morning, she is in disbelief and at a complete loss for words. Of course, nobody ever thought this could happen. My heart goes out to the families, […]