Monthly Archives: April 2012

Travel with Kids: The harrowing return flight


The flight back home from Miami wasn’t actually as bad as I had imagined. Since it was a night flight, they were relatively tuckered out. My son slept across two seats. Since I had taken the window seat but behind … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Venetian Pool and Allen’s Drugstore


Once back from Naples, I took my son on his raincheck over to one of my childhood favorites: Venetian Pool in Coral Gables on De Soto Road. Now, granted it has changed over the years – the hole in the … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Everglades National Park and the Anhinga Trail


Today was a bit slower for the kids. A little pool-time, a good Cuban lunch (Mario’s Latino Café in Homestead – highly recommendable!) and a good nap in the morning. Naturally though, the day that they take a deep nap … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Rhythm and Blues


Rhythm is so critical to young kids and this trip has driven the point home. Actually, it is amazing how resilient my kids are to jet-lag on the trip west. They have had little issue with sleep since arriving in … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Return to the Miami Children’s Museum


Due to torrential rain, my initial plans of Venetian Pool with my son were curtailed and we fell back on the Miami Children’s Museum. Recalling that the food there was just a crowded and surprisingly unkid-friendly Sunway there, I Yelp’ed … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Crandon Park Beach


Today was Beach Day, we got off to a late start due to a few last minute things that had to be picked up or taken care of, plus there was loads of traffic, but got over to Key Biscayne … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: the new Miami Marlins Park


One of the things I miss dearly living abroad is baseball, and in particular going to see a game. I was lucky enough to be in Miami for the last game in a 3-day sweep that the Marlins had over … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Lion Country Safari


With the ‘rents and the kids, we drove up to Lion Country Safari today. It is quite a hike from Miami – a good 90 minutes or so. Is it worth it? Probably. It is certainly not cheap: $27 per … Continue reading

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Immersive parenting


This is my first time to travel alone with the kids. Ok, I have my mom and dad here, but still it is soooo intense to deal with every mealtime, bath time, changing time…anything but relaxing. Then there is the … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: The Trans-Atlantic flight


We barely made the the flight because of traffic and some seating issues, but we did make the flight. My two kids and I were just three rows behind the first economy class row. The wait for takeoff was an … Continue reading

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