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Kids Watching Their Plane Land

After a day of packing, cleaning, and watching the San Francisco Giants beat the Phillies in the playoff game, we loaded the car with luggage and kids, and took off for the Hyatt Airport Hotel. Staying for one night at the hotel equaled ten days of free parking and a free shuttle to and from […]

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A previous trip with our toddler Ada showed us that traveling with children, while challenging, could still be fun and we were eager to do it again. Then I got pregnant with twin boys. While overwhelmed raising a toddler and two demanding babies, I believed my days of international travel were over. As they grew […]

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Aaron and Ada in the Alfa Romeo

We gathered our bags, ate a quick breakfast and waited for our taxi, which would take us to the EuroCar rental office located in the underground parking lot underneath the Borghese Gardens. Our driver was the first Italian we met who didn’t speak English. We showed him our destination on the map and he said […]

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The most feared part of traveling with a child: the plane. I dreaded the irritated glares from fellow passengers watching me carry my toddler onto their ten hour flight. I needed a plan to keep my daughter (and us) comfortable. I chose a flight near her bedtime, brought lots of new little toys, snacks and most […]

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I was a restless stay-at-home Mom. I enjoyed my daily routine of nursing, changing diapers and stroller rides around town. But the repetitiveness of the everyday began to overwhelm the joy. I needed something more, something exciting. I had a growing, insistent urge to break-out of my new, kid-centered life and reconnect with the real […]

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