Twenty years ago, when my darling husband and I were first in love, we lived in Manhattan. He spoke often of his wonderful childhood summers in nearby East Hampton, New York.
OMG, stay-cations are easier said than done. I thought I had a brilliant idea this summer to NOT travel, save some money and plan the festivities in house.
The biggest challenge isn't planning and using your imagination, but making the commitment to take REAL time off - which means no busy work and a tech break.
As I mentioned last week, I'm turning forty in a few days.
Sometimes a familiar place becomes one to cherish and remember. David and I took the kids to Vegas, yes kids can do Sin City!
We had the BEST time doing all the touristy stuff that we probably would have missed on our own. The kids had a blast! My sister and niece joined us. We all dreamed of swimming with dolphins, who would have thought our wish would be granted in Nevada!
These days, it's tough to be a parent with young kids in public spaces. Restaurants are banning kids under six, breastfeeding in public is still an issue (let’s move on people), and sometimes a simple task such as shopping with kids is frowned upon.
A cranky 3-year-old was kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight at Sea-Tac Airport when he refused to keep his seatbelt on.
Daniel Yanchuck was sitting with his father Mark on a red-eye flight bound for Miami when he started to fuss.
“He got a little bit cranky, started screaming, maybe yelling a little bit, crying,” Yanchuck told msnbc.com.
If you enjoyed our previous post, How to Fly Your Family First Class for (Almost) Free, you may be wondering how to save on the other major vacation cost - the hotel. This week we tackle how to get the best luxury hotel deals, so that you can save while enjoying the kind of pampering that only a 5-star hotel or resort can provide.
Planning any summer vacations that involve air travel?
If you want to sit with your kids on the flight, be prepared to fork over some extra cash for the privilege.
Several major airlines - including Delta, American and US Airways - have started charging more for window and aisle seats, meaning families will have to pay more to sit together.
Passengers who want to sit next to a spouse, child or friend will have to shell out upwards of $25 each way.
Do you ever dream about taking your family on an amazing family vacation in which you fly first class to London, Paris, or even further afield - perhaps a safari in Africa or snorkeling in the Maldives?
But then the reality of an expensive and harrowing long-haul flight in coach sinks in, and you sigh, starting to plan a trip to see relatives or a quick jaunt to Florida, the Caribbean or the West Coast.
A New Orleans woman who says a Southwest employee told her she was "too fat to fly" is suing the airline for discriminatory action towards obese people.
But Kenlie Tiggeman isn't suing for money, she's suing for information. She wants an industry standard to be put in place for flyers who have to buy a second seat, and she wants the airline to give a better definition of these rules at the point of purchase.
Last May, Tiggeman was traveling with her mother when a gate agent toward her she would not be allowed to fly due to her weight.