Travelling with small children – part VI – the flight part II

Another question that one may have about travelling with small children on a plane is whether to use a car seat.  As I mentioned in my last post, if your child is under one, you can use the basinet on the plane.  If your child is between one and two, I strongly recommend you bring…

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Travelling with small children – Part V – the flight

As you may imagine, travelling with one or more small children on an international flight takes some planning.  The first question you may have is how many seats to book.  The following are my suggestions based on taking an 11 month old to Italy and a 10 month old and 22 month old to Singapore….

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Travelling with small children – part IV strollers

So now you’ve figured out where you want to go.  It’s time to look at a stroller for your little one(s).  Since my son Eitan was born, we have owned three different double strollers and two different single strollers.  The following are the pros and cons of each with regards to travel. Single Strollers Travel…

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Travelling with small children – part III

In my last installment I discussed considering travelling abroad.  I will now discuss what countries you should consider when travelling with small children.  There are several prerequisites I have when choosing to travel abroad. 1) The country must be politically stable – though this should be obvious 2) The child should not need any shots…

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Travelling with small children – part II

When travelling with small children, your first decision obviously needs to be “where should I go?”. Having travelled with our children in both the US and abroad, it may sound strange, but it is much easier for us to travel abroad with them than in the US.  The following are what we have found. 1)…

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Travelling with small children – part I

It often annoys me when people consider the birth of a child as the end of their life.  Too often I hear ‘I want to get a chance to travel before having children’ or I see people with children become complete recluses.  My wife and I currently have two children – ages two and one. …

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Off to the jungle!

Starting tomorrow I will be OOF for two weeks visiting the remote jungles of Peru.  You can read my itinerary here.  I will also spend some time seeing Macchu Picchu and Cuzco.  This trip was booked almost a year ago and some time ago I blogged about it.  The lodges I am staying at are…

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Speech Server and Katrina

Watching images from New Orleans, I am still having difficulties grasping what is going on there.  I think as an American it is hard to believe words like ‘refugee’ and ‘Americans’ in the same sentence.  Too often we are used to accepting them as a fact of life in the poorer countries of the world…

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Home Automation and HAL

As some of you may know (but I did not until recently), there is a software package out there that helps you automate your home by Automated Living.  Their product is called HAL and I found a length web page describing an implementation of it.  The system is voice operated, though the simplest way is to…

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Home Automation – the first start

In my previous post I outlined a ‘morning of the future’.  Obviously that is the end goal and will take quite a long time to become reality.  The issue really becomes tricky when wiring home appliances to the system.  What I will focus on first is the speech end of the application.  While I have read…

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