Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
Head over to Universal Studios Hollywood for 2 new rides and an expanded Studio Tour! It’s a perfect mmer Vacation Idea.
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
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We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip.
In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within each idea, there [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
I thought it was only fitting to write a post for Traveling Mom while I'm at 32,000 feet in the air. Ah, the magic of wi-fi! As part of my national book tour for See Mom Run, presented by Swiffer WetJet, I've been traveling across the country visiting the cities where all our contributors reside. Over the next four days, we'll be hitting Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle and along the way, we're going to be sharing all our favorite sites with the readers of Traveling Mom.
For now, what I can tell you is that over the past two weeks I've flown on two different air carriers - US Airways and American Airlines and while I normally prefer high tech planes from Jet Blue and Virgin America, there is something to be said about service.
Let me preface this by saying, the flight I took from Charlotte to New York was an unpleasant one - the flight attendants had obviously had a bad day and unfortunately, they took out their frustrations on the passengers - telling us to hurry up or we wouldn't take off on time; and sighing heavily when on unsuspecting traveler didn't have her seat upright when the plane wasn't taking off.
Plus, on that flight, I had placed my laptop in the seat next to me, not realizing that we were in for a hard landing. The next thing I knew, my laptop went careening through the aisles and landed several rows in front of me. Lucky for me, my projectile Mac Book didn't injure anyone and it's still in great working condition.
Fast forward to today. I couldn't sleep at all last night because I knew I had to get up at 4 am to catch a 6:30 am flight. Making matters worse, the howling wind and driving rain scared the beejezus out of me. Why is it that when I decide to travel there's always a storm brewing nearby.
Anyway, my car was waiting for me and while the driver didn't really know the roads too well, we held our own and flew to Laguardia Airport - the winds literally pushed us there.
I arrived to a sea of people. Who knew that airports were bustling at 4:45 am but if you want to find out where all the crowds are, just visit a metro airport and you'll track them down. I dragged my luggage, here, there and everywhere, paid $50 extra for the privilege of checking in my bags; bought a coffee with a bum lid, a yogurt parfait and then waited to board the plane.
To keep myself occupied, I logged onto my computer and miraculously, was connected to the Internet. Thanks to Verizon wireless who provided me with a free wi-fi connection during my book tour, I can now blog practically everywhere...I'm sure you're all thrilled about that.
We finally got on the plane and I'm sitting in the way back. But actually, that's pretty good - I'm right next to the friendliest stewardess I've ever met and she's more than happy to give us all the coffee we want on our ride to Chicago. Sure we don't have breakfast like the folks in first class, but at least I'm being treated well, nobody is muttering nasty things about me under their breath and I can honestly say, I think the stewardesses on this flight love their job.
Which leads me to my next point. Despite all the advances in technology, I have to say that service goes a long way in my book. I will sooner book a flight with a friendly staff than suffer through an impersonal plane ride with flight attendants who obviously don't like their jobs.
As my journey continues, I'll continue offering my tidbits from the air, rails and roads (cruising around in L.A. this weekend in a Jetta provided by Volkswagen) so will share how my travels go real soon!
For now, we're about to land so I better shut the laptop on run! For more about me and the See Mom Run book tour, visit us at www.rolemommy.com or at www.seemomrunbook.com