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The holidays are fast approaching and many of us have to travel a long way to get a taste of that turkey. If your family is preparing to journey to the ends of the Earth, in search of green bean casserole and gravy slathered mashed potatoes, you may want to check out myscenicdrives.com, a website dedicated to being a one-stop shop for all your US travel needs.
Would you ever consider using an inflatable booster seat as your child’s restraint system in the car? The idea of plopping your child on top of a balloon and going for a drive sounds questionable. When I first learned of the BubbleBum booster seat, I was sceptical. But as I learned more, I began to see its merits and, I think, it has won me over.
Imagine hot African days melting into cool desert nights, the aroma of jasmine wafting through the air, and camel tracks across the sand. Imagine losing yourself in a labyrinth of medieval alleyways, crowded with people and stalls selling silver, rugs and exotic spices. Imagine sailing down the Nile river, being dwarfed by the columns and statues of pharaonic temples and seeing the wonders of the ancient world with your own eyes.
Travel website, Skyscanner, recently posted the results of a poll in which almost 60 percent of the 2000 respondents agreed that they would like to see families relegated to a specific area on flights. Nearly 20 percent said they would like to see the creation of child-free flights.
Tomorrow, my family and I will embark on a road trip; a journey that will take us 16 hours north of our home outside Toronto, Ontario. I’m sure it goes without saying, but 16 hours is a long time for a three-year-old to sit in the car.
They say, “It’s not camping. It’s Kamping,” and I’m inclined to agree. I’ve heard people refer to camping as "roughing it," but you only have to stay with KOA once and you’ll start to see this past time in a whole new way.
Hiking, biking, fishing, camping, it’s summertime and summer was made for outdoor fun. But, outdoor adventure has a nasty foe. That foe’s name is Lyme disease. Superhero parents need to educate themselves on their nemesis so they can fight back and avert disaster.
The environment is near the top of everyone’s list of concerns these days. We all want to leave our children with a safe and beautiful world. Teaching by example, many parents choose to ‘go green’ whenever there is an opportunity.
Picking your life up and moving it to the woods is not without its challenges, and camping with young children can result in some ‘unique’ issues. There is no concierge to call upon when problems arise, but with a little planning you can head trouble off at the pass and enjoy your family getaway.
The Environmental Working Group’s annual report on sunscreen was released this week. Citing poor regulation, overstated claims and the possibility of increased cancer risk; the report is enough to leave parents wondering if it’s wise to slather their children in sun block, after all.