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Archive for April, 2008

Things to do with an airline air sick bag

The humble air sick bag makes a great toy for bored kids on a flight.

Guide for planning a great family vacation

by: CindyB
Family trips offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the world around you. Planning a family trip in advance is really important and tricky task. The key to an ideal vacation is a great plan. To get your family vacation planned properly, you should try to plan it as […]

Preparing Your Vacation With Children

Ideas and tips that can make travel and taking a family vacation with children pleasant and enjoyable for everyone - even the car ride can be fun.

Vacation in comfort with kids

Freelance writer David Leonhardt offers ideas to travel in comfort with the kids.
Three ways to reduce the stress and relax while away from home It takes a special person to travel with kids – a parent. Children have their own needs. Their idea of a vacation is more “adventurous” than […]

Zip lock bags

I’ve already written about plastic shopping bags, which can come in handy during a flight for various purposes. Now I’m going to tell you about another plastic bag which is an invaluable packing tool - the humble ziploc bag.

Cabin Bag Essentials: The plastic shopping bag

If you have read any of my other articles on what to pack in your cabin luggage then you will be familiar with the plastic shopping bag. You may be wondering why I recommend this. There is a simple reason - it’s a very versatile and useful thing to have at your disposal during a flight.

Infant meals

Some airlines provide infant meals - mostly on international routes. Quality and appropriateness vary between airlines and even on different legs of the flight.

TIP - just because you buy an infant ticket doesn’t mean that a meal is ordered automatically. Make sure you order an infant meal when booking your tickets. Double check that your […]

Other people and your baby

Watch people’s faces as you board a plane with a baby. Most people will have a look of panic and you can almost hear them chanting “please don’t sit next to me!”.Babies have a bad reputation. Nearly everyone has a bad baby story and you just need to take a look at any business traveller […]

Changing baby on a plane

The baby change facilities in most aircraft are basic and inadequate.
A change table is often not available in every toilet (some smaller aircraft don’t even have a change table on the entire plane) so this may mean waiting in the inevitable toilet queues - and don’t expect people to let you in front of them […]

Airline safety card

I went through a stage of being a really nervous flyer. Nervous to the extent of almost throwing up before boarding a plane and sitting in my seat praying that the plane wouldn’t crash. Unfortunately this phase coincided with the round-the-world trip that my husband and I took in 1998. In a one month period […]