It’s rare that I fly if I’m traveling in the US. And much more rare that I fly unaccompanied, with no children to squabble over who gets the window seat. As a matter of fact, I’m an aisle person. I don’t like being pressed against the side of the plane, the vibrations of the air […]
One of the best ways to prepare your child for a flight is by teaching them as much as possible about the experience. This is not always easy to do, but there are many resources that you can use to help you with the preparation. There are many books that have deal directly with airplanes […]
It wasn’t that long ago when flying was a joy, a relaxing journey to your destination. Nowadays the flight can seem like the most stressful part of your travels. I’ve created a little pre-flight checklist that I go through before each flight to make sure we have everything we need- and nothing we don’t. Check […]
I was looking for flights to Florida the other day – and having a rather rough time of it – when it dawned on me that the holidays are upon us. Which means busier airports, longer lines, and more people fighting for space on flights. If you’re part of that crowd I have a few […]
I thought this slideshow from Frommer’s was really interesting. Where I live the plane I am aboard most often is pictured below. Though small ( 3 seats across in a 1:2 pattern) it was not the worst- in fact Frommer’s looked favorably on the seating placement stating that singles could sit alone, couples could sit […]
Though I live within 30 minutes of our state’s “international” airport I find myself traveling out of state to catch a flight more and more often. Fewer flights out of my local airport means that costs are up rather significantly and, often, it costs less to drive, stay in a hotel and catch my flight […]
I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to turning on a DVD for my kids to watch during long drives. Or relying on the in-flight movies. Let’s face it… It’s easy. But it can also be quite mind numbing- as my kids have pointed out to me on a few occasions. Looking […]
My one BIG disappointment living in Iowa is the fact that our “international” airport really isn’t. I think the only reason we are allowed to call it international is because FedEx or UPS fly into Canada from here. It’s rare to get anywhere from here without a stop at someone’s hub: Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis… […]
If you’re planning to get away for the holidays I have all my best travel tips in one place for you: Travel Tips from Family Rambling. Be safe, have wonderful adventures and I’ll see you in the New Year!
Wishing you a Blessed season filled with wonder and joy.