31Oct

A Luxury Solo Trip to Ireland

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I recently spent eight days in Ireland…on my own. Yes, I left my kids and husband at home and trekked all the way there. On my way I slept intermittantly, read a book and drank a glass of wine. For six hours, I was able to focus on myself, not something that's easy to do when we travel as a family. To clarify, my kids are naturally born travelers, but our trips tend to revolve around them. Solo trips bring out the best of me and pushes me beyond my comfort zone. Don't think that I'm alone. Taking a solo holiday isn’t strictly for the single women Read More

04Jun

Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been

Since I last wrote a piece on where I've been, I've certainly fed into my strong, evergrowing wanderlust. I've circled the globe and have visited ah-mazing, breathtaking places like Hawaii, Mexico and Iceland. And I've managed to hold down a job, raise a family  and write A LOT: Huffington Post 10 Places You Must Visit with Kids Skip the Crowds: Peak Days to Avoid Disney World (and When to Go!) Today's Mama A Family-Friendly Film and TV Bus Tour of NYC Five NYC Hotels That Are a Favorite Among Celebrities Four Affordable Hotels in Read More

23Jan

Wanderlust is My Drug

Wanderlust. It's like a drug.  I encountered my first dose while living abroad at age 18 when I was introduced to a completely different culture, language, cuisine and fell in love.  That was a crazy year and it opened me up to everything and made me realize how much the world had to offer me.  I would spend the next 10 years exploring as much of the world as I could, spending a year in London, traveling around Europe, living in Israel and ending up in NYC. And then I had kids.  And believe me, having kids has not deterred my love of travel.  We've Read More

24Jun

The Quest for Passport Stamps

(This was an original New York City Moms blog posted on March 9, 2010). Tonight we took my husband to JFK International Airport so he could catch a flight.  The topic of why we travel came up into our conversation.  In this case, my husband is going home to see his family, but usually we travel for a variety of reasons and we started talking about them.   We talked about experiencing different food, languages, architecture, art, meeting new people and more.  I felt such a sense of pride when my 5 year-old son turned to my nearly 7 year-old daughter Read More