Luxury Family Travel Tips

7 Disney World Planning Tips for the Overwhelmed

7 Disney World Planning Tips for the Overwhelmed

Tackling a Disney World vacation for the first time is daunting. Everyone has Disney World tips, just like they have pregnancy advice. But if you’re like me, you want to know whose advice you are taking. I am not a theme park addict, and I don't choose to do Disney World on a budget. But I care about quality and ...

Managing Flying Anxiety in Families

Managing Flying Anxiety in Families

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The Fear of Flying Flying anxiety can really cramp a family's vacation fun. Lynn Lyons talks with Robin Hutson of Luxe Recess about how parents should manage a family's language around flying and traveling anxiety. Whether the parents or children exhibit fear of flying, parents must avoid catastrophic language when communicating with their children and never offer certainty for comfort. Lynn ...

Doona: The Infant Car Seat That Becomes A Stroller

Doona: The Infant Car Seat That Becomes A Stroller

Traveling with an infant just got easier. My prayers were answered in my lifetime, but not while my babies were young enough. The Doona markets itself as the next generation car seat. It’s no hype. This is an infant car seat that becomes a stroller. A good stroller. This is the infant car seat you can take your baby around ...

Breastfeeding on a Plane Like A Pro

Breastfeeding on a Plane Like A Pro

Social media was abuzz today about another mom who was harassed while nursing on a United flight from Costa Rica back to Vancouver. It doesn't boost confidence for all the moms about to take their babies on a plane the first time, especially if they do not nurse much outside the home. I have flown probably two hundred flights with my nursing babies, I ...

Babies, Sleep, and Travel: An Expert’s Guide

Babies, Sleep, and Travel: An Expert’s Guide

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Traveling across time zones can be very exciting, but if you are flying with a baby or toddler, it can also be filled with anxiety about changing nap and sleep schedules. A rested baby makes the vacation so much more enjoyable for parents. I have flown with my children frequently to see my family in Australia— where I grew up, and I have ...

Flying with a baby on long haul flights

Flying with a baby on long haul flights

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One of the world’s longest non-stop routes flown by a commercial aircraft travels between Hong Kong and JFK airport – a grueling 16-hour flight. In the first year and a half that my daughter was born, we had flown back and forth from Hong Kong to New York City on this particular flight five times. On most of these ...

The Luggage You Need

The Luggage You Need

I got my first TUMI pieces in 2010, and I didn't know one could really love luggage before that. There is one set I recommend for all mothers who travel. The TUMI Voyageur line Start with the Super-Léger International Carry On, pictured above. It comes in lots of great colors and holds up well. Then add one of the collection's carry-on bags ...

Flying with babies and kids while smiling

Flying with babies and kids while smiling

Traveling with babies, toddlers, and even kids can be tough, but I have learned to smile, smile, smile. After nearly a million miles flown under my belt, I became a mom flying with a baby. I was no longer a frequent business traveler in first class. Suddenly those perfectly warm smiles and greetings from the flight attendants became ...

The 5 Best Car Seats for Travel for ages 0-8

The 5 Best Car Seats for Travel for ages 0-8

I share with you the gear that took any amount of stress off flying with babies and getting them to grandma's house or the hotel. I was still a road warrior the first year of my daughter's life, and we traveled several times a month, often just the two of us. If you are waiting for your next flight lugging a ...

How to hire a hotel babysitter

How to hire a hotel babysitter

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Hiring a hotel babysitter is something every traveling, working mom must do at least once. And babysitters can certainly be a wonderful resource on vacations, too. Each of my children traveled with me for the first 10 months of their lives because I refused to sacrifice my career or the opportunity to breastfeed.   My kids view traveling as part ...