take off tomorrow!

I’ve been super planning for our trip to Japan since the beginning. Researching things from the best metro pass to get, to how to pack 10 days worth of clothes into a carry on. Now take off is officially tomorrow and I feel as prepared as I can be. I’m packed and our luggage is…

japan an educational experience

In order to get my son excused from school for our trip to Japan I opted to request a excused absence for an “educational experience”.  I had heard from many that it can be hard to get these approved, so to help I added an extra couple details to my request. I actually typed up…

a test flight before japan

Since we just flew to Upstate NY to visit family, I had decided to view it as a test flight, before we go to Japan in November. Though my son has been flying since he was 3 months, being on a plane for 13 plus hours will definitely  be different. I saw this as a opportunity to…

tips for getting through airport security with kids

Getting through airport security with kids can either be quick and easy or a giant pain. Fortunately, traveling with kids young or old doesn’t have to be stressful. I may not know all the secrets, but here are a few things that have helped me get peacefully through security over the years. Before you even get to the airport,…

a tip or two for the road

Driving 8 hours can be dreadful for anyone but when your doing it by yourself with a child it can be a bit more challenging. You end up stopping to stretch your legs or use the restroom more then if it was just you. So a 8 hour trip can turn into 11 hours. Here are a couple…

things to do in new york city

Exploring New York City with a child can be an adventure, especially if your doing it by yourself. With a large number of things to do, it can be hard to narrow it down. Having visited the city many times with my son, we discover new things to do every time we go, along with visiting our favorite places . Here are a few…