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Travel Tips For Flying with a Baby or Toddler

These days, air travel is stressful enough…harder still when you add a fussy, demanding, sleep-deprived toddler into the mix.My husband and I traveled extensively (through Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Italy and Canada) with our first baby and are now planning some fun trips now that Baby #2 has arrived. While I’ll admit travel is [...]

Top 20 Life Changing Adventures To Add to Your Bucket List

When I was a kid, I spent an inordinate amount of time spinning my desk globe, selecting with the touch of one finger where I hoped to travel to someday as an adult. The world had so many far flung exotic destinations that peeked my childhood curiosity. Flash forward a decade or two … that [...]

Road Trip through Provence France with Baby

A scenic region in the southeast, the classic French countryside of Provence boasts sleepy villages, Roman ruins, unparalleled wine tasting, spectacular dining and a rich history of inspiring artists like Cézanne, Picasso and Gauguin. From Cannes, the Mediterranean mecca for moviemakers, to the markets of Marseille, to Saint Rémy de Provence (where Van Gogh painted [...]

How to Turn a Staycation Into An Adventure

When you think about the term ‘adventure’ some extreme images may come to mind: Daredevils base jumping from jagged cliff faces, hurling themselves into the air. Thrill seekers rafting down torrential foaming rivers, darting danger at every bend. Risk takers, with a need for speed, sand boarding down dunes on a quest for their next [...]

Best Thing to Do in Greenland: Dog Sledding

As if to welcome our tour group, a thousand wolf-like canines, chained and fierce, howled hauntingly. Pairs of multi-colored eyes (one blue, one brown) calculated our every move. It was a Stephen King novel, Arctic style. There I was in Illusiat, an isolated coastal city in the Western part of Greenland, preparing for my first dog [...]

Best Spa and Wellness Retreat in Gold Coast Australia

I was recently invited by the Australian Tourism Board to experience the best of Australia. One of my first stops was a visit to Gwingana Lifestyle Retreat – one of the best spas and wellness retreats in Australia –  for a few days of relaxation and rejuvenation. As a new mom, I was desperate for some self [...]