Queen Mary 2 – Embarkation Day with Kids

Day 1: Embarkation Day Well done Cunard! I applaud the speed and efficiency of your embarkation procedures. We are in no way cruise experts. Jeff and I have been on a few cruises together before we had kids: Western Caribbean on Carnival, Alaska & Baja Mexico on Princess Cruises. I also cruised in the Caribbean […]

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Books In My Bag: Transatlantic Crossing

That’s right! I’m currently under the illusion that I will be doing some reading on my upcoming Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2. Yes. We are bringing the littles. I’m counting on some long naps, early nights, well timed Auntie time and the success of the on board British Nannies. So I’ve just loaded […]

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New York City Travel Apps

  One of the things I do before a big trip is load up the iPhone with specialty Apps. Here is what I’ve loaded for NYC. Embark NYC. I love using public transit, but I’m intimidated by the NYC system. Embark Apps simplify the process and do not require internet or cell service to work. […]

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Ironing Out The Kinks. 

The day before our two-week relocation trip. My one-year old woke up fussy with snot dripping out of his nose. He wanted me to hold him. Only me! Right there and then I should have known how the day was going to go. The bulk of the packing was complete but the day was still dominated […]

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Instagram Travel Thursday: Queen Mary 2

I should be packing. Instead I’m trolling Instagram for photos of the Queen Mary 2. There is shockingly little out there about traveling as a family on board. There are plenty of pictures though to get me excited.  I thought I would highlight it as part of  #igTravelThursday. In addition to distracting me from packing, […]

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Gear for Eating on the Go

When we travel we eat in many different places. Our top choice is usually to spread out a blanket and go for a picnic. We just as often end up eating in people’s homes and restaurants. It is always nice to be prepared. Our travel high chair is on its way to the Netherlands ahead […]

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Review of GoGo Kidz Travel Wheels

We usually travel with our car seat. Getting it through the airport became a bit complicated when we welcomed little O and had to transport two car seats. A friend recommended the “Go-Go Wheels” as she called them. The Go-Go Babz Travelmate Wheels allow you to roll your car seat through the airport like it was […]

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Review of phil&teds Traveler Crib

  The phil&teds traveler crib ranks as one of my all time favorite kid travel accessories. Although both our kids have gone through co-sleeping phases, we always like to have a “safe” place to put them available. Traveling with an infant was easy! We’ve always used the bassinet for our baby jogger, city-select stroller when […]

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