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Be Prepared for Longer Airport Security Lines and Additional Checks

Be Prepared for Long Lines due to New Airport Security RulesThe U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has been rolling out new rules over the summer at various airports globally as well as domestically. My friends who have been traveling out of Orlando have already been reporting long security lines and we haven’t even hit the holiday travel season yet. At my home airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor, I have yet to notice long lines, but I have noticed some changes to what they are screening in the carry on bags. Here’s what you need to know before your next flight. Continue reading

Keeping Little Ones Occupied on an Airplane

Little boy traveling in an airplane

Since it’s the middle of summer vacation season, I thought it’d be a great time to repost these tips! Hope you’re having happy travels!

I’ve done a 4-hour flight with a two month old, a 6-hour flight with a 2-year-old, and even traveled with a 6-year-old from Phoenix to DC to Dakar, Senegal to Johannesburg, South Africa to Lusaka, Zambia (over 36 hours of travel). Not only did we survive our travels, we actually had relatively peaceful trips. While every child is different, I wanted to share a few things we did to make our travels easier. Continue reading

Keeping Little Ones Occupied on an Airplane

Little boy traveling in an airplaneI’ve done a 4-hour flight with a two month old, a 6-hour flight with a 2-year-old, and even traveled with a 6-year-old from Phoenix to DC to Dakar, Senegal to Johannesburg, South Africa to Lusaka, Zambia (over 36 hours of travel). Not only did we survive our travels, we actually had relatively peaceful trips. While every child is different, I wanted to share a few things we did to make our travels easier. Continue reading