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Anti-Cootie ARSENAL for Travelers of All Ages Cooties are a huge issue. I wipe down the tray and armrest with anti-bacterial wipes. I always bring an airline chair cover to cover the airplane seat. This washable fabric cover is a barrier between me and the filthy seat....

BREAKING NEWS: I am taking over Travel & Leisure’s Instagram and Twitter feed over the Holidays! My task? To create a docu-diary of my family trip to Miami spotlighting what to see, do, eat and experience in this South Florida paradise. A Miami native, I have...

STAR STYLE AS YOU SCHLEP ACROSS THE COUNTRY The holidays =travel. And the siren song of comfy (but dowdy) sweatpants is often tough to resist. How can you trek across the nation and channel the effortless glam of Victoria Beckham, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston? It’s...

A FAB ROUND UP FROM THE EXPERTS OF FOUR SEASONS MAGAZINE Read full story here ...

Forget charging for bags. Airlines can profit big time from customers’ boorishness. How?  By issuing in flight etiquette citations for bad behavior. To make the travel experience more tolerable, we recommend a bag of tricks--rescue remedies--that can make getting from A to B slightly less chaotic...

ONE DAY IN BUDAPEST: FAMILY CULTURE-BLITZ VACATION You really need a week for a family vacation to fairy tale-esque Budapest, Hungary. But if you’ve only got one day, here’s how to delve into the incredible European culture, cuisine and castles with the kids. READ FULL STORY HERE ...

Packing is a pain. To do it efficiently takes time and focus. With each extended trip I take with my family, I challenge myself to halve what I think we need.  Fashion decisions are the most difficult. I want to take all of my frocks...

HOW TO MAXIMIZE FUN FACTOR & MINIMIZE MISHAPS I had so much fun shooting a segment with Mark and Christina for Hallmark Channel's Home & Family last week. The topic? How to focus on family fun and minimize mishaps by preparing for every conceivable (in-transit) situation. WATCH VIDEO HERE! BEAUTY Flying...

It’s no secret. I have wanderlust. My grandparents ignited my passion with a quickie Paris/London tour when I was 15. The next year, I headed to Spain for a summer exchange program. After college, I Euro-railed through Europe for two months delighted to lodge at...

Overwhelmed by planning your family vacation this summer? Join me for a Twitter chat this Wednesday at 8pm EST to chat travel resources, budget friendly destinations and my strategies for nipping in-transit chaos in the bud #travelrewards   Twitter Party Giveaway Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to enter....