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Airport Scavenger Hunt: Entertainment for a Long Layover or Flight Delay

Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post!  As always, all opinions are my own. Have you ever been stuck with your kids in an airport for an extended period of time thanks to a long layover or flight delay?  Keeping your kids and yourself entertained is essential to avoid succumbing to boredom.  You can …

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The Most Important Air Travel Rule of All

After flying more than 100 flights with my kids, everyone always asks me what my air travel secret is.   How do I survive and thrive in busy airports and in tight economy class airplane seats with a toddler and a kindergartner in tow? First things first: it’s definitely not as easy as it looks.  Our family …

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How Southwest Almost Totally Screwed Up My Last Flight then Totally Redeemed Itself

As any frequent traveler will tell you, even the best of airlines can have a bad day.  Sometimes, the weather gods conspire or a rogue employee’s bad attitude turns an ordinary trip into a painful delay or a poor customer service experience. I write often about how much I love Southwest Airlines for family travel.  During my Presidents …

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Lessons Learned from Flying with Two Kids for the First Time

My husband and I just returned from our first flight with Baby #2, which was also our first trip with our entire family of four.  We took our 4 1/2 month old son and our almost 5 year old daughter to visit my grandmother in North Carolina to celebrate her 92nd birthday.  The trip turned …

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Coping with a Cancellation or Flight Delay with Kids

A few weeks ago, I was returning from the Big Island of Hawaii with my husband, parents, and daughter, and one of our dreaded travel fears arose – a flight cancellation. We were in a fairly remote airport (KOA) flying an airline that only has one flight a day back to the San Francisco Bay …

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