5 things to make your life easier when traveling with a toddler
My kid has wracked up more airline miles than I did at her age. And recently I went traveling with my toddler BY MYSELF. So, my fellow toddler-minders: Learn from my mistakes. Here are some things that I’ve found that could make your life easier when traveling with a toddler.
Learn from my mistakes: Questions to ask before accepting a job teaching English abroad
I am just finishing a job teaching English in China. Unfortunately, it turns out that I was hired by a nightmare employer. I won’t go into all the details, but by reading my suggestions you can guess what kind of problems I ran into. I would like to make some suggestions so that you don’t make the same mistakes if you decide you would like to teach English in another country.
Here’s the Airbnb of lighthouses (yep, you can stay in a lighthouse!)
If you’ve ever dreamed of dancing on a lighthouse like Mickey Rooney in Pete’s Dragon, your dreams are about to come true. There’s a website that rents out lighthouses that are no longer used for their original purpose (which is most of them).
These spontaneous yurt honeymoon photos on Water Island are like firefly magic
I got a peek at one of the sweetest real life honeymoon photo shoots I’ve ever seen. It’s authentic, romantic, and spur-of-the-moment, which makes is all that much more interesting and special. Here’s how the totally unplanned Caribbean yurt photo shoot unfolded from photographer Kathleen of Parenthesis Photography who just happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture some epic love…
This German castle is what fantasy dreams are made of
I know y’all love some good fantasy real estate. So while this isn’t something you can buy (not that most of it is!), it IS something we all can ogle with glee. If you happen to find yourself in Wierschem, Germany add Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) to your list to step right back in time.
I can move anywhere! Where should I move that’s affordable and full of nature?
Any advice or resources for choosing a place to live for another Californian being priced out of her area? I feel like I’m ready for a change of scenery. I need a place with an affordable cost of living, and I’d really prefer a place that has lots of trees and hiking options, and isn’t filled with Trump supporters.
Does such a place exist?
Yep, there actually are cute laptop bags out there to carry all your crap
If you’ve found yourself on your first day at your big new job (or preparing for school in the fall!) with a hideous briefcase a la Andie in The Devil Wears Prada, worry not. There are tons of cute laptop bags from which to choose so that you can look chic and fully prepared at the same time.
Let’s find a new home for your goodies, lappies, and electronics…
This app gives you guided city walking tours by real locals (some famous!)
If you’re a traveler looking for a non-tourist’s view of your city of choice, the walking tours in the Detour app are perfect. The audio tours are available for tons of cities and are narrated by REAL locals who actually know the area and all the non-touristy places you’d never know about otherwise.
Best part? The tours are free until the end of May! Get on it…