Tag: Traveling with Kids

PARIS
Context Travel - Tours around Paris
This weekend we went for a little adventure around Paris -- the sun was out and it was the perfect day to discover Montmartre. It is ironic how, when you live in a city, you sometimes know less about it than all the tourists who visit! We were delighted when Context Travel invited us for a ...
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KIDS
Travel Kids - by Lalé and Babyccino Kids
Finally school is out for summer over here in France. Of course, we are sad not to see our friends for a couple of months, but seriously, the break is very welcome and needed! We have great plans, ranging from the kids flying on their own to Italy (!) as unaccompanied minors, to holidays in ...
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TRAVEL
Nosara Week Away Travel Guide
I called this post a Week Away Travel Guide as opposed to a Weekend Away Guide, as Nosara, Costa Rica is not the kind of place most of us can pop over for the weekend. But I can pretty much say with confidence that if I could pop over there quickly for a weekend, I ...
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KIDS
Off to the beach
It's almost summer time and I am starting to book our tickets for holidays! We are going to spend a week at the beach this summer – so far so good.... but this year it is not the Mediterranean we are going to be lounging around, but the West Coast of Ireland! Yikes! I have spent ...
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PLACES TO VISIT
Weekend Getaway: Munich
Courtney and I spent a hilarious weekend seven years ago (pre-children) at the October Fest in Munich. It was great fun: there was a lot of beer, schnapps, bretzels, German sausages, sleeping and card playing involved. I don't think we had ever seen so many people our age in lederhosen and dirndls. It was definitely ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Weekend Get-Away: Madrid
I love Spain -- the culture, the cities, the people and the great, great food. I have not been to Madrid in years (actually decades) and had no idea if it is a good place to visit with kids.  Luckily we got some local intel from the lovely Beatriz. Beatriz, a Spanish native, lives in ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
The sound of silence
When I flew to London with my three-year-old twins I was in a complete and total panic.  For weeks I would lie awake at night picturing nothing but six hours of high pitched screams and death stares. When I asked for advice on how to cope, one friend suggested that I flood the first class ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Packing tips!
This week over at Cookie mag's Going Places blog, they're featuring a week of packing tips from all the traveling experts. Of course we had to chime in... with all our traveling experience. So head on over to 'Going Places' to check out our tips... some of which were learned the hard way -- like ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
The perfect travel bag
Packing is hard; packing with kids around is doubly hard. There are so many things that need to be remembered. I am a bit of a scatter-brain, and the amount of times we have gone on holiday and suddenly noticed that we had forgotten nappies for the youngest or socks for the eldest are more ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Gift-wrapped little presents
Long-haul flights with kids are never, ever easy. No matter how prepared or organized I am, I always have a moment during the ten-hour flight to the U.S. where I swear I will never ever travel again... Unfortunately, we live far from our families and so we really can't avoid these super long flights, but ...
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BOOKS
Audio books
Traveling with children on long car journeys can be a bit of a challenge... We usually leave very early, so often our children sleep during the first hours of the trip. Afterwards, we try to keep them busy feeding them healthy snacks, singing songs, and playing games (I see something yellow!). And we like to ...
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FOOD
A little lollipop will go a LONG way...
Now I'm sure this will be frowned upon by some of my more patient peers, but a lollipop is a sure bet for keeping my boys happy (seated, quiet, belted) on an airplane, especially at those crucial moments like take-off and landing... Give your kids a wrapped lollipop and it will give you at least ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Stickers everywhere
Sometime the simplest things are best. What has turned out the be the best thing to keep my 2-year-old busy in trains, planes and automobiles? Stickers!! I would never in a million years have thought of it, but my friend Katja handed me a whole book full of Peppa Pig stickers for a car journey ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Traveling with (two) kids
We've already mentioned before how much we love the Phil&Teds double buggy, but as a mother of two little boys, I can tell you the importance of taking it with you on holiday... It's a must-have in airports when you need both your kids to sit still, or if you're in a hurry and you ...
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UNCATEGORIZED
Make it fun... and educational!
When our first son was born we thought it would be fun to buy him his own suitcase -- something small enough for him to be able to lug around when he was a bit older, and in a fun recognizable color. From the minute he was able to drag his suitcase behind him, he ...
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BABY
Familiar melodies
I've read that an unborn baby seems to be able to listen to a melody through his mother's belly, and after he's born he will recognize that familiar melody and feel more at home in his new surroundings. I decided to experiment with my last baby, and religiously held the Sigikid musical toy my mother-in-law ...
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BOOKS
Travel books for children
There are loads of benefits of traveling with your kids... you give them a broader perspective of the world, introduce them to different cultures and practices, prepare them for bigger things to come, etc. But sometimes I wonder just how much my kids are soaking up from all our traveling. Will they remember it? Will ...
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BABY
Roll 'n Go bibs
These Tommee Tippee Roll n Go bibs are great for traveling because they roll up perfectly and stay fastened. They're soft and light-weight so they're easy to tote around in your diaper bag, they have a scoop for catching spills, and they wipe off easily (and can even be put in the dishwasher). These bibs ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Eurostar
I have been traveling to and from London and Paris for years and years and it is some of the most relaxed traveling ever. The Eurostar leaves from the center of one capital and arrives a mere 2 hours and 15 minutes later bang in the middle of the other capital city. I would sometimes ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Kids and Jet Lag
Jet lag is, unfortunately, a huge, unavoidable inconvenience for my family. We travel from London to the west coast of America at least twice every year, which means we have to reckon with an 8-hour time difference each time we travel. My grandma has always said that it takes you as many days to get ...
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BABY
The perfect travel outfit
Michela has already raved before about the Petit Bateau reversible striped suit, but I thought it was worth mentioning again because it is my favorite travel outfit for babies (0-24 months). This all-in-one coverall is cozy enough to be used as pajamas, but cute enough to be worn during the day, outside of the house. ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Cash in the car
Car journeys are a trial for the whole family. I still remember sitting in the back of the car, being completely bored and knowing that there were still 7 hours of journey ahead of us... To make matters worse my mother had a policy against a tape player in the car as she thought it ...
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BABY
Traveling with kids!
It's mid July, and even though it has been raining the entire last week here in Amsterdam, it is supposed to be summer in this part of the world! School vacations have more or less started, and everybody is packing their bags, cars, minivans, private planes (I wish), etc. to relocate their families temporarily to ...
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Multiplication flowers! Get your kids to draw these pretty flowers and they will learn their math at the same time! A great creative activity.
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This is a fun and easy knitting project for kids. My mum taught this to me and my siblings and we used to knit our own slippers each winter. It’s a great project for beginner knitters, and easily adjustable for different sizes of feet.
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Use an egg carton to create a rainbow scavenger hunt for your toddler. All they have to do is find an object of the right colour!
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Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
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This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
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Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
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