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Entries from August 27th, 2008

Don’t break down and eat at McDonalds…except in Halifax

August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Don’t break down and eat at McDonalds…except in Halifax · Destinations, Experience






When kids get out of sorts while traveling, resist all urges to take them to Mickey Dee’s and stuff them with comfort food. Unless, you are in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or other parts of the Maritimes. Skip the Happy Meal and head for the McLobster meal.






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How to eat out with a toddler.

August 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on How to eat out with a toddler. · Tips & Tricks






One of the joys of travel for me is food. Each town, country, culture, and environs, has unique cuisine which not only reflects the local culture, but can taste darn good. However, going out to eat with a toddler is hell challenging. I am lucky to get five minutes of Mirielle’s time at a table […]






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Take-off and Landing: Managing infant ear pressure on airplanes.

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Take-off and Landing: Managing infant ear pressure on airplanes. · Tips & Tricks






A few days ago I read a piece from Antonia Malchik at the Perceptive Travel Blog called “Have baby. Will travel. But how? Here’s some free, highly prejudiced advice” where she highlighted how the standard advice on travel with infants falls short. The first canned advice in any how-to is: 1. Nurse or bottle-feed during […]






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Just Do It! Plan your “family” trip today.

August 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Just Do It! Plan your “family” trip today. · Experience






Traveling with young children is tough. But, so is living with and caring for them. Why should travel be different? If you have not stopped living with and caring for your child, you should not stop traveling. As parents, we are more than capable, qualified and deserving of a trip. In fact start planning your […]






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