New Book: A Kid’s Guide to Flying

This summer could end up being one of the busiest travel periods since the global coronavirus pandemic began. The vaccine rollout is going as planned and infections and hospitalizations seem to be on the decline. Everyone is excited at the idea of hopping on a plane again.  Even the…

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Life in Quarantine in Mongolia

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 When we last left off we were waiting on a bus in the hotel parking lot for an hour. Our hotel is downtown, in the heart of the city which is surprising because I expected to be more remote and isolated. The hotel…

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Bring Wired Headphones

There was once a time when airplanes had a large screen at the front of each seating section. Movies were projected onto that screen and you had no choice over what you could watch. You probably watched the movie anyway. But if you wanted to listen to the movie…

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Losing our Luggage

One of the things I advise people traveling with children to do is check their luggage. Yes, luggage fees are each way and can quickly add up and become cost prohibitive but there are a few ways to avoid these fees such as getting the airline's credit card (usually…

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Wearing a Mask for Long Periods of Time

Most businesses have made wearing a mask mandatory. Airlines are no exception. Enough time has passed that most people are already used to wearing a mask whenever they are out in public. But many people only wear them for short shopping trips. What happens when you wear a mask…

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Read more about the article Taking our 5 month old to Vietnam
Just a friendly robot in the Incheon Airport.

Taking our 5 month old to Vietnam

Just over a year ago, in March of 2019, we decided to go to Vietnam for spring break. We have 3 children, then aged 8 years old, 4 years old, and 5 months old. The two older ones had both traveled internationally from 6 months old so my wife…

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Airlines have Started to Make Mask Wearing Mandatory

In the past 2 weeks there have been several reports of passengers being removed from flights and banned from flying on those airlines. As I mentioned last month, airlines had already begun to ask passengers to wear masks. Until recently, enforcement had been spotty and many passengers were able…

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Traveling With a Stroller

Traveling with children can present many different challenges. You'll have to do some extra planning and one thing you will have to think about is bringing a stroller. If you have just one child (and they can sit up by themselves) an umbrella stroller will be easiest to travel…

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