TRAVEL MUSIC: Mother Goose Rocks CD

I have been a fan of this series since discovering them a few years ago. After all, I’m a music industry vet whose life revolved around contemporary tuneage for so many years. OK I’ll say it- I’m a music snob. So finding nursery rhyme tunes for our son to enjoy that won’t make mommy’s head explode is imperative. Mother Goose Rocks is a collection of … Continue reading TRAVEL MUSIC: Mother Goose Rocks CD

SPECIAL REPORT: What to do (& NOT do) When Stranded at the Airport

As we publish this report, the East Coast is experiencing a blizzard of record-breaking proportions. Should you be unfortunate enough to be stuck here half way through a journey with your family, there are a few tips you should know and some added advice. Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: What to do (& NOT do) When Stranded at the Airport

TRAVEL TIP: Save Your Spot at the Airport NOW

Believe it or not, you can reserve a parking spot for yourself at a number of American airports. You may also consider validated parking if you don’t mind the investment (convenience can get very costly). Since many of the parking lots will be sold out in about a week, we recommend that you reserve a spot now (if you’re so lucky as to be using … Continue reading TRAVEL TIP: Save Your Spot at the Airport NOW

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