Are you going somewhere this year?

I’m not speaking metaphorically about your New Year’s Resolutions, although mine is to meditate more (the ultimate destination, right?). I’m asking if you are literally going somewhere in 2019 because January is the best month to book flights, according to Skyscanner.com. The flight search engine website reported that from January to March of 2018, domestic flight […]

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Paris, encore

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Paris many times. In fact, it was the first place I saw outside of the U.S. It was the first big city I ever visited. I remember that car ride from the airport as if it were yesterday. Paris was noisy and glamorous and unpredictable. There was music on […]

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Five lessons I’ve learned flying with bébé

The first time we boarded a flight with baby in tow — from Switzerland to Washington, D.C. — he was only seven weeks old. I wrapped him up tightly and strapped him to my chest; effectively creating a human shield between the dirty, scary world and my most precious possession. I was a stressed-out, new […]

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Have you ever experienced travel burnout?

You’re probably thinking “first world problems,” right? Well, I’m not talking about being sick of flying or going to Paris or seeing new, exciting things. I’m talking about actually getting sick after traveling just too much. We returned to Switzerland on Thursday after a one-month stay in the United States. We weren’t visiting new places […]

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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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Joyeux Mardi Gras

Some day, when I am not one month out from having a baby, I will fly to Venice for Mardi Gras and discover what true Carnevale is all about. But that is not the case, so tonight I’ll make my favorite pancake recipe as is my family’s tradition every “Fat Tuesday.” Maybe we’ll go crazy […]

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Contest: Spend the night at Abbey Road Studios

If you are like me–not a child of the 60’s, but the daughter of a child of the 60’s–then The Beatles’ music holds a big place in your heart. When I close my eyes and listen to “Here Comes the Sun” I’m 16 and driving around town. “If I Needed Someone” and I’m nursing my first […]

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