Posts tagged "Travel"

Wearing high heels through airport security: Why you still need to take off your shoes in TSA PreCheck

It’s hard for me to suppress the laughing smile on my face whenever I walk by the huge TSA PreCheck advertisement in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The sign hangs right along the path that beckons travelers towards the TSA PreCheck line at the far end of Terminal 1. It encourages travelers to sign up for... Read more »

Perfume in Rome: How one scent instantly transports me back to the Italian capital

Today, when I think of Rome, I think of one very distinctive, utterly forgettable scent. Not the scent of a steaming slice of pizza. Not the scent of a perfectly crafted macchiato. Not the scent of tourists traipsing over ruins. But, the scent of the perfume that wafted up the stairway of the apartment where... Read more »

Travel: Should you pay in the local or your home currency?

Purchasing souvenirs is always a big part of my travels. Not a day goes by that I don’t catch a glimpse of an Italian print, a Dutch magnet, a British mug and a famous French tower that, together, make up a gallery of travel experiences inside our home. And, each time I went to purchase those... Read more »
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Five reasons why Rome is a great city to visit with kids

Rome will always be special to me and my husband. We went there on our first international trip together as newlyweds. We went there on our last international trip before we had our first child. We went there with our two sons during our first trip to Italy as a family. Each time was simply... Read more »

Pizza with French fries in Venice

Have you ever had a pizza with French fries on it? My family hadn’t until my husband accidently ordered it in Venice – and probably became the oldest person there to ever do so! While in Rome over the winter holiday last year, my family ate a lot of pizza. When I say a lot,... Read more »

I travel around the world every day - thanks to families across the globe

Do you want to know how I usually start my day? I travel around the world. Yes, I do. And, a large part of my virtual travels are thanks to the Multicultural Kid Blogs bloggers who routinely post photos on Instagram. Thanks to this fantastic group of bloggers from around the world, I can catch real-time images of daily life as it unfolds... Read more »
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Making the most of a layover in Munich, Germany

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to join my husband in Europe. He was finishing up a week of business travel – and I was anxious to see him, spend time with him, and explore a new destination with him. After looking at potential travel options for us, we decided on Prague – a city... Read more »

Buying milk in a bag in Israel – and remembering when I first realized the beauty of travel

“Mom, in Israel, people drink chocolate milk out of a bag!” That one statement, excitedly yelled by my younger son as he got off the camp bus just a few weeks ago, triggered a memory I had long forgotten. And, instantly, I was mentally transported back to when I was a student participating in a... Read more »

Peanut butter and Paris: Or, why I’ll never look at a small jar of Skippy peanut butter the same way again

Is there one food you can’t cook, taste or smell without thinking of a certain place or time in your lives? For me, it’s peanut butter. In Paris. I know, it almost sounds sacrilegious to even say that the one food that reminds me of Paris is peanut butter. But, it’s true. For me, it... Read more »
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Travel gear favorites: Four great items to pack for your next trip

As an avid traveler, I love to find items that make planning, packing and touring a little bit easier. And, as a traveling mom, I appreciate anything that helps lighten my load, free up my hands, and better savor and remember each precious memory. I recently picked up a few new travel items to test out during our family’s recent adventures abroad and... Read more »