Category Archives: Flying

Hong Kong–Flying WITHOUT a toddler (and in first class!)

If you are a parent who chooses to travel with their young children, flying becomes something you dread, knowing the trip will become of blur of some mixture of the following… dragging equipment (and children) through the airport, sweating from … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane…

Tomorrow morning we leave for a luxurious 5 day 4 night CHILD-FREE vacation in Hong Kong. I’m both excited and frustrated.  Frustrated because it doesn’t seem as though HK is easily transversed in the wheelchair, but perhaps if we go … Continue reading

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Book Review: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase by Betty N Thesky

You’re probably going to see a number of book reviews as I’m not going out to experience “life in Singapore” much at the moment.   Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase is a compilation of facts and funny stories … Continue reading

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Changi–World’s Best Airport

Recently named the “World’s Best Airport”–this writer spent 24 hours at Changi.  Read here. Not mentioned in the article–the lack of air con overnight, which makes for a stifling return at 5am when your plane is delayed 5 hours out … Continue reading

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Travels with toddlers–flying

This past trip to the US was notable not just because Elanor and I each gained a status level with United, but also because it marks the first time I have flown solo with a toddler. Flying solo with a … Continue reading

Posted in Flying, headdesk moments, Singapore, Travel, US

Back in Singapore

Longer post later, but we are back…and I’m surprised by how happy I am to be back. If you’d asked me five weeks ago what my reaction would be to getting on a plane to go back to Singapore, I … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Shock, Flying, Singapore, Travel, US

My laptop is dead / Quick thoughts on being home

Every writer’s worst nightmare happened to me on the 14 hour flight from Hong Kong to Chicago…I opened my laptop only to find it suddenly, distressingly unable to boot.  Luckily, I have an “AppleCare” protection plan, so getting my baby … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

Longer post to follow once I’ve recovered. Flying 30 hours congested, alone with a toddler, and without sleep is probably not going to make my list of “10 coolest things ever” but we survived.  Elanor was a total trooper and … Continue reading

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Guest POV-Entering the US for the first time…

I have a few more tales of Thailand, but Ravi and I received the following email over the weekend from Ravi’s dad and I thought it would be a shame if I didn’t share it with everyone. We are back … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Shock, Flying, Guest POV, Travel

Thailand, Part 1

Getting to Thailand was fairly uneventful.  The flight was on time, our luggage arrived without problem, we got local sim cards for our cellphones at the airport, and were picked up by the scheduled transportation.  It was about an hour … Continue reading

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