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make your honeymoons special 0

Posted on October 21, 2007 by dorisch


Honeymoons are a time to remember! Memories are created that last a lifetime and can be cherished by the entire family. Listen to older people, such as the grandparents and see what they have to say on their honeymoon. Some of the stories are quite exciting and humorous. I once heard an elderly couple who went hunting for tattoo designs on their 50th honeymoon!

Your honeymoon will be unique no matter where you both go. Only the two of you will be actively participating unless you have children. Taking children on your honeymoon, does sound a bit unusual and is actually quite common.

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eating out with children 0

Posted on October 20, 2007 by dorisch

Eating out when traveling with children can be an experience. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always interesting. If you plan carefully, your family can have a pleasant dining experience without ruining the wait staff’s day.

First, try to plan restaurant visits during less busy times. Waiting in long lines for a table, slow service and harried wait staff do not make for a pleasant meal for anyone. Small children get bored easily and a bored, hungry child is an unhappy child.

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entertain your kids with a portable DVD player 0

Posted on October 19, 2007 by dorisch

Planning on a weekend trip with the family? Long rides aboard buses or trains with children can be especially challenging. Even the best behaved children will struggle with the monotony of being trapped in the same rail car or uncomfortable bus seat for hours. The simplest solution is to schedule the trip during the night, allowing the children to sleep during the trip; but that’s not always an option. It is always wise for parents to think ahead and be better prepared to deal with the challenges.


Thank God for technology. These days, the price of a high quality portable DVD player has dropped considerably. Mini CD players and hand-held video games will provide at least a few hours of entertainment for the kids (and peace and quiet for the parents). However, for those children too young for the gadgets, and for all children when the gadgets get boring or the batteries die, make sure to have other things on hand. But with a portable 10 inch DVD player, the 4-hours long lithium battery should do the job, otherwise, plug it into your cigarette lighter in the car. Nothing is more stressful than to be traveling with restless and tired kids so always get ready some good entertainment. Put in their favourite DVD or VCD and you are ready to go!

Packing For A Road Trip With Infants 0

Posted on October 17, 2007 by dorisch


When taking an infant along on a road trip, there are many things to consider. The most important thing here is to be prepared. Prepared parents will have a smoother trip, and a much happier baby.

First off, try to plan the trip during baby’s normal nap time. If you’re lucky, your little bundle will peacefully sleep the trip away and arrive at Grandma’s well rested and ready to play. Read the rest of this entry →

Ten safety tips when traveling with Children 0

Posted on October 15, 2007 by dorisch


Traveling abroad is a great learning experience for kids and parents. I can say this cos we have traveled with our boy since he was three months old! Here are 10 tips to help keep your family safe, and ensure everyone has a great time.

1. Fill out all emergency information on your passports. Make sure family members wear their passport on their body at all times. Children should carry the phone number and address of at least one trusted adult back home. Read the rest of this entry →

when you plan to start an online travel shopping store 0

Posted on October 13, 2007 by dorisch

With the proliferation of online businesses, the internet has served as an important tool for entrepreneurs and new business start ups. Even in the area of travel, there is a growth in travel resources, travel products and services being extended in the worldwide web. You can buy travel accessories online, travel luggages, book accommodations, cruises, vacation homes, activities, airline tickets…etc. Shopping for travel products has never been easier. Read the rest of this entry →

shopping in big japan 1 0

Posted on October 13, 2007 by dorisch


So whenever and wherever in Japan, don’t miss on any opportunity to shop until you drop because the best spots to shop in Japan are yours for the taking. But before you go on a shopping spree there are some basics of shopping in Japan which all visitors like you need to know. Read the rest of this entry →

“Shop Until You Drop” in Japan 0

Posted on October 11, 2007 by dorisch


Among the myriad of possibilities a visitor can do in Japan shopping will probably take the number one spot. Why not? Shopping will always be one of the most exciting activities one can indulge in a trip to a foreign land. What more with Japan? Hmmmmm, do you know that Japan is fast becoming a shoppers’ paradise, where they never run out of beautiful finds to purchase and excellent items to bring home with. Read the rest of this entry →

What to Wear in Barbados? 0

Posted on October 09, 2007 by dorisch


Since Barbados is a tropical country, it would help if the tourists would bring with them clothes that would fit for the tropical climate. Light clothing material like cotton works best in a sunny-filled days in Barbados. Thin formal wear like jacket will always suit up for a very special occasion. Slacks and shorts will do just fine when walking along the beach or just wandering around. Read the rest of this entry →

news in the web 0

Posted on October 07, 2007 by dorisch

I was surfing for more travel resources when I stumbled upon Smorty.

Smorty has been around for a while and ike several blog review programs in the web, Smorty connects bloggers with advertisers. Bloggers can submit their blogs for approval and once approved, they can start accepting reviews released by advertisers.

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