Jan
16

What You Should Eat at an Indian Airport

yum

Eating airport food in India has never top on my list of promising meals. I’ll never forget the large swarm of flies that circled the pot of dal at the airport at Madras that quelled my appetite until we landed in Singapore. Lucky for me, our flight took off and we got out of there. But many people were forced to eat the food there, because—surprise, surprise— there are tons of delays there. Do you like being the first to know? If you enjoy always getting the best tips, deals and … More…

Jan
16

Want to feel like Your Next Family Vacation Doesn’t Cost a Thing?

hawaii for your next trip?

Well, Follow these five strategies then, I’m serious… A lot of you—me included—are already thinking about how to save on your next family vacation. Sure, it might be a buzz-kill, but trust me when I tell you it will make it so much more fun in the end. Experts say: Develop a plan, stick to it — and, yes,– involve your kids First things first. Come up with a plan. Where do you want to go? Well, I am going to Italy. Or maybe…if I had any say, Hawaii. I’m … More…

Jan
15

Let’s Be Miserables in Paris

victor hugo

Did you know Victor Hugo’s own life story was not so different from the main character of his film, Jean Valjean? Born the son of one of Napoleon’s republican officers, Hugo was brought up in Paris. He published the Hunchback of Notre Dame when he was only 29 and became  famous around Europe. Ironically, Hugo was very much a monarchist and supported the king. In other words, he was against the revolutionaries of the early 1830s. In fact, Hugo was so much part of the Royalist establishment that in 1841 … More…

Jan
15

Doing Berlin Bowie-Style

Mr. David Bowie

Yesterday was a big day. David Bowie released his first single in ten years. Ten years. When I listened to the song I cried. Just to hear that voice I’d been so obsessively in love with all of my life come back after such a long silence was epic. The DJ said that crying was common- his voice sounded older, more frail and tat was exactly as it should be. Bowie was too good to ever try to strap on a silly outfit, get a spray tan and try to … More…

Jan
12

The Cost of Family Skiing

family skiing

After returning from our family ski trip, I ran into another mother who’d also just come back. It went like this: “Happy New Year.” “Happy New Year to you to.” “We just got back from the best ski trip. The kids had so much fun. They learned to ski, my husband and I had time to ski together while they were booked up in the best ski school. The people were so nice.” “Us. Too.” I said. “Perfect.” Then she let it drop. “We could have gone to Fiji.” “What?” … More…

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