Many new parents find the idea of traveling with young children, like infants and toddlers, intimidating, for many understandable reasons. But with a little preparation and anticipation, you can pack efficiently and effectively, and give yourself one big reason less to be stressed about traveling with little ones. We have done it many times, and have developed strategies for packing that have eased our burdens dramatically. The seemingly daunting challenge
On our recent trip to Dubai and Singapore, we needed a stroller for two kids, and hauling around our massive Britax B-ready stroller (which we love) was wildly impractical, so we set to work to find a decent stand-in for our trip to the other side of the planet. Via a simple search of umbrella strollers on Amazon and reading a few reviews there, we found this one, and pulled
Yesterday we took advantage of an empty day with no rain to explore a couple of islands south of the “mainland”. I had never been to any of these, and Trish had not been in many, many years, so off we went, in search of a nice, quiet area where the kids could roam around and explore at their leisure, but could not escape. Small, open islands fit the bill
I decided that during our time back here in Singapore, I want to explore a few nature-y places I have yet to visit, and see if hauling the kiddos with me as well is doable/practical/fun. I had the chance recently to check out a sliver of a nature reserve near VivoCity/Sentosa called Labrador Nature Reserve to see what kind of nature I could get myself into. I actually wasn’t expecting too much. Once
If you have but a few days in central Singapore with the kiddos, and you’ve exhausted all the traditional tourist haunts, sticking to central Singapore and still branching out and finding new experiences is quite possible. Here is a list of a few select places to take the young ‘uns and have some fun. Robertson Quay The three quays (Boat, Clarke, Robertson) all have their own distinct appeal and clientele.
I watched a documentary about Dubai when I was in high school, and I was instantly obsessed. Before that, I don’t think I had ever even heard of Dubai, but after one hour of a dramatic narrator over-selling Dubai’s list of ambitions and achievements, the city became my secular Mecca. I knew I must make a pilgrimage there someday. Having seen a comprehensive list of such shamelessly overwrought giant, flashy
First of all, let me just say that my wife is my friggin’ hero. To be able to handle a hyper-clingy, cranky, and sick baby for the entirety of a 13 hour flight and three subsequent days without snapping and punching the nearest living person shows more strength and patience than anyone I know. Certainly more than me. Men, I’m sure your wives are great, but they’re not Trish great. Sorry, they’re just
I’ve always been an avid traveler (64 countries and counting) and a pretty decent writer. It never even crossed my mind to put the two together until a magical epiphany about two months ago. Travel writer. I will become a professional travel writer. I had my epiphany while working on my book, Fortune, Folly, And A Thousand Fates. It’s a travel memoir from when my wife and I went on