Airline travel

Reading Runaway Ralph outside Charles de Gaulle Airport

Family travel tips: How to pack only carry-on bags for air travel

There comes a time in the life of every blogger when they are forced to reveal something about themselves that they've never done publicly. I'm no exception. So here it is: Hi, my name is Mara, and I am a heavy packer. For years the fact that I …

Teddy at the Sheraton Four Points Philadelphia

The return of Lovey Bear or where to stay at the Philadelphia Airport

I had already been planning to write a post recommending the Sheraton Four Points Philadelphia as a great place to stay if you're flying in or out of the Philadelphia Airport. For one thing, it's incredibly convenient and very close to the airport – …

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Mondays are for dreaming: Flying fearlessly

When you travel a lot with kids, and especially when you write about it, it is always family airline travel that elicits the greatest wonder and concern from parents who are less experienced. It's true that flying with kids can be challenging, for …

In the Jet Blue Terminal at JFK Airport

Where to stay (and put your car) at JFK Airport

One of the things I've learned about traveling with kids is that it's very important to do a thorough cost-benefit analysis when making decisions about things like whether to pay extra for the hotel suite where you are separated from your children …

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Trip planning: Consider the smaller airports

Living in the corridor between New York and Washington D.C. has some advantages, one of them being that I live a reasonable drive from the Philadelphia and Baltimore airports (with Newark being just a little farther away). Philadelphia is the …