How to fly with a toddler in tow

I keep having this dream where I’m on a plane. I’m alone in first class. The lights are dimmed and my seat is reclined. I’m watching a romantic comedy. Something by Nora Ephron. I have a stack of magazines next to me, but none of them are TIME or anything with hard journalism. The flight attendant comes […]

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Five things to love about Vienna

Since becoming a parent it feels as though time is zooming by — whoosh — it’s almost Christmas and we have a crawling eight-month-old. These days it feels as though he’s determined to find every sharp, dirty, electrified thing within reach. Parenting has become a full-body workout. With my time and energy at a premium, I’m […]

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On flying solo… with a baby

I’ll admit it. There are moments in my life when I’ve been pretty proud of myself. College graduation. A tennis championship. Making a soufflé that looked like the photo in the cookbook. But one of my proudest moments was last week when I flew cross-country alone with a four-month-old baby on my lap. Minutes after […]

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Travel Rewind: Koh Samui

This time last year we were on what I consider one of the most memorable vacations of a lifetime–Thailand! We were already on cloud nine having received the news that we were expecting our sweet baby boy when we landed in paradise: The Intercontinental Koh Samui. This year we are somewhere a little less exotic–the […]

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Paris with bébé: A how-to

I hemmed and hawed for weeks over whether I’d join my husband on a business trip to Paris. Normally I would never turn down an opportunity to spend a few days in the city of lights, but I kept imagining all of my favorite sights with a side of screaming baby. Running out of Musée […]

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My five favorite baby travel products

  The Skip Hop Pronto! Baby Changing Station This snazzy clutch turns any surface into a diaper changing station and goes absolutely everywhere the baby goes. It has gotten us out of some pretty tight jams… such as that diaper explosion at the upscale denim store in Paris. Yikes. Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller I’m going to […]

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Traveling with a bump: Should you?

We discovered we were expecting a baby about three weeks before leaving on our planned trip to Thailand, which gave me just enough time to question every part of our itinerary–including whether we should go to Thailand at all. I felt a weightiness in our decision like I had never experienced before. I now realize […]

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