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Don't play with safety during your summer travel plans this year. Follow these tips to prevent losing your child in a public place.

I lost my son at the beach: tips to prevent losing your child in a public place

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Ah, lovely summer! The holidays are in full swing, with road trips, visits to grandma’s house, and days spent poolside and at the beach. In my latest article for Travel Mamas, I go back in time nine years, to the gorgeous summer day that we lost sight of our son on a crowded beach. While it’s a scary story – every parent’s nightmare – it had a happy ending, thank goodness. The experience taught us a few things about safety in public…

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Planning holiday travel? Ten tips for how to get through security faster during the holidays with your family | thetravellingmom.ca

How to get through airport security faster during holidays

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Travelling for Christmas? During the holidays, thousands take to the skies to celebrate with friends and family. It’s the time of year to give gifts to our loved ones. That being said, there are some restrictions on what can be brought on board a plane. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few simple tips on how to get through airport security fast and hassle-free during the holidays. Avoid wrapping presents: officers may have to unwrap them for control purposes. Wait…

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Grab your favorite hot beverage and the kids; it’s time to head south to Seattle and explore all the Christmas fun they have to offer this holiday season. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Favorite Holiday Events in Seattle

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Grab your favorite hot beverage and the kids; it’s time to head south to Seattle and explore all the Christmas mayhem they have to offer this holiday season. Our family loves to dive right into the holiday cheer popping up around the city. Whether it be walking through a forest of lights or falling down on the ice, you can bet we will be having a great time together. If only the Christmas season lasted more than a month; we…

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Traveling with baby can be a challenge. With good planning and these nine tips, you can enjoy a better travel experience with your wee one.

Motherly Advice about Traveling with Baby

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My friend and fellow travelling mom Isabel recently returned from a trip to Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia with her husband and 8-month old baby. It was a wonderful trip, but it wasn’t without its challenges and trying moments along the way. Isabel has some very good advice for other moms travelling or thinking about traveling with baby, and I’m pleased to share her thoughts with you. Motherly Advice about Traveling with Baby 1. The quality of jarred baby food in Europe is amazing. Delicious, fresh tasting…

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The only way to travel by air is with carry on luggage that fits under the seat or in the overhead bin.

Travel with Carry-on Luggage: the Only Way to Fly

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When I was a child, my brother and I were each responsible for our own suitcase, a brown, vinyl ten-pound (empty!) monster with no wheels for carrying comfort. Suitcases today are a marvel of engineering. Lightweight – under 5 lbs – with high-tech rolling wheels and in many cool designs to fit every style and budget. It’s got to be lightweight, and able to roll down a cobble-stone street without losing a single wheel! Why Carry-on Luggage The inconveniences, delays…

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