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7 free beauty treatments at the airport

Here’s a twist: Wouldn’t it be great to arrive at the airport and be happy to lose your bags? You can if that means your under-eye bags, along with dull skin, lackluster makeup and scaly hands.     I recently discovered fantastic shortie beauty treatment that you can get at the airport and best of all, they are all complimentary. When you arrive at the airport a little flustered, having packed...

Child-free zone on planes? Heck, yeah!

  This week budget Indian airlines IndiGo announced child-free seating zones on all its planes. Some parents are in an uproar. I think it’s a great idea. I’ve been writing about travel for more than a decade, first in magazines and newspapers, now on this blog focusing on family travel. I remember what it was like as a young single woman in row 17 listening to the ear-piercing sounds of the infant...

The complete checklist for car journeys with kids

Being from Texas, I have a particular love for road trips; the journey is part of the experience, with the open road, good music on the car stereo, chat, everything you need packed inside. Once you have kids, that list definitely expands and changes, as it does as children grow up. Here, our list, honed over thousands of miles and hours spent in tailbacks.     Water — Better than sugary drinks or...

Review: Hollie & Harrie Sombrilla sun shade

I wouldn’t venture out for a day at the beach without major sun protection: a rashguard for my shoulders, surf shorts to protect my blue-white thighs, zinc oxide for my nose and my trusty cowboy hat. (What can I tell you? It’s a look.) Plus, when we hit the beach, we like to bed in, with sandwiches, fishing supplies, body boards and sand-castle tools (bucket, plastic fork). Sometimes we use a big,...

10 places you’re missing with sunscreen

Sunburn and sun damage are insidious, coming over you slowly, like the creeping realization that you’ve squandered your youth and abandoned your dreams. Luckily– at least with sun exposure– you can start all over again tomorrow, by looking after your skin and minimizing exposure to harmful, ageing rays. I recently talked with Abi Cleeve from UltraSun, which makes high-quality, non-greasy, full spectrum suncreams....

Jenography on Yahoo: The worst places to take children

We all love talking about the best places to take our families. Well, last week I had the opportunity to talk about the flip side: the worst places to take children. As it turns out, there are very few “terrible” places to take children, judging from the places mentioned by the other bloggers included in the piece, featured on Yahoo! Travel. It’s mostly down to bad timing — like at the...

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