Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

With most of the United States in a freeze, what can you and your family do that doesn’t require being outside? Well, lots actually. Here are our Top Ten things to do when the weather outside is frightful. 1. Visit a Museum. Just admit it– there is at least one museum in your city that you have never been to. Believe me, this is more … Continue reading Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

UPDATE: Swine Flu & Holiday Travel

My earlier report about the swine flu and traveling this holiday season got a lot of interest. So here is the latest work from the CDC and the FAA regarding travels and the H1N1 virus this winter. First some relatively good news. Doctors are reporting a downturn in swine flu this month. This despite the roughly 3900 who have died from the disease in the … Continue reading UPDATE: Swine Flu & Holiday Travel

TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

Sippy cups are great for kids, but when you’re driving, they often become something more like slippy cups. Enter these cute Travel Cups for kids by Contigo. They have a proprietary technology they call AUTOSEAL®, and even if name says it all, I’d be remiss if I didn’t try to explain how it works. Each time your child finishes taking a sip, the cup automatically … Continue reading TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

Thanksgiving weekend, November 2009, turned out to be a bit of a turkey, actually. In fact, according to the AAA,  2.3 million Americans flew over the holiday weekend. Now compare that to the year 2000 (which was a banner year for the economy BTW), it’s a big drop —  62 percent ! That’s right, in 2000 three times, or almost  6.2 million people flew. AAA … Continue reading UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

2009 Holiday Travel & Swine Flu

UPDATE: Here’s the official word from the CDC on H1N1 virus & travel. Current Situation Due to the circulation of 2009 H1N1 influenza in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some foreign countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Many other countries, including Japan and China, are screening arriving passengers for symptoms of the flu. If you are sick with … Continue reading 2009 Holiday Travel & Swine Flu

TRAVEL GEAR: The Trunki Suitcase and Toy in One

Oh. My. Gosh. This is pretty clever if I say so myself… and I don’t see super clever stuff everyday. Trunki is a company that makes luggage for the wee ones. Only it’s not just luggage- it doubles as a toy. It’s very well made (think back to those old commercials where the gorilla is tossing the suitcase around- well, that would be the case … Continue reading TRAVEL GEAR: The Trunki Suitcase and Toy in One

2009 Holiday Travel- Hikes at the Pump

Like many Americans, you won’t be electing to fly this holiday, but don’t expect gas prices to be your friend. The American Automobile Association is reporting the price of gas will increase for the third straight year this year. They are saying gas prices will be about 70 cents a gallon more this year than this time last Thanksgiving. Still, most people (inclusing this writer) … Continue reading 2009 Holiday Travel- Hikes at the Pump