Tag: travel

  • American snapshots: new, old, cliches of cliches

    Ok, that said, I cherish the quick snapshots I get hanging old school. Or new school, since we visited Florida this time. Flying with kids… enjoying their curiosity… The fruit lets you know… The natives are still new to me… The cliches who become even bigger cliches… New places… Old bedroom, old school… And, really […]

  • So *this* is mother guilt.

    I’m panicking. I’m even kind of shaking. I know it’s ridiculous, but then again, I really don’t. Bebe and I are leaving tonight on a two-week trip to New York and Florida to visit family. I’ve been really looking forward to this trip for weeks. It was an ‘on a whim’ thing, and I think […]

  • Me and Irene.

    Our trip to New York City is down to its last 24 hours. It was too short, and I’m not just saying that because it’s always too short. It was actually on the short side. But, alas. We spent the weekend with Irene, same as the millions of other peeps across the East Coast. I […]

  • Lizrael Update: Insane mom you hate on flights edition.

    Bulletin:  I’m leaving tonight to New York, with both my kids, alone. That’s one adult to two kids. Or, one adult to an infant and a terrible two. So if you’re on my flight, sucks for you. Sucks worse for me. Like I told my mom, who I’m sure is containing all the giddy-with-pleasure as […]

  • Coming to Israel? Things to do.

    Recently wrote up some off-the-top-of-my-head Israel tourism ideas for a friend coming in the summer (with a 6-month-old baby). So, while I’m at it, why not share, right? Short-term rentals There are quite often short-term rentals of apartments in Jerusalem and elsewhere, which is probably a better bet than hotel if you’re coming for a […]

  • Back to gan.

    We got back from Australia/Hong Kong late Monday night, kept off the radar yesterday and went back to respective offices/gans today. The report from Koala’s ganenet was – shockingly good, for a kid who doesn’t sleep much on airplanes. He is definitely taller than when he left. He went to the play kitchen and did […]

  • You can’t stay mad at me…

    There are a gajillion reasons why kids are fascinating. Here’s one: I spent last week on a business trip to New York City. It was my seventh time traveling since getting pregnant with Koala. It was my fifth time traveling since he was born. It was my first time in seven trips traveling without him. […]

  • My travel agent’s words of wisdom.

    Today my travel agent (la di da) and I were commiserating over traveling cross-Atlantic with kids. Can I get a hell, yeah? She had some words of wisdom; not necessarily advice but an appropriate sentiment I had not been able to express until she mentioned it: Flying with children is like giving birth – it […]

  • Once in a lifetime.

    It’s not every day – nay, every month – wait, every year?  – that you see something like this on an Israeli construction site: Amazing, isn’t it? סיימנו. It’s just a word, but it’s a whole lot more, too. ‘We completed it.’ What a feeling! What a way to be! On top of that, the […]

  • Koala update: Twelve months.

    The year is here. Some kind of ultimate milestone. Profundity escapes me. I’m just impressed I’m still around, sane enough to tell the tale… Starting with today – the first birthday. Since the birth-day. Vaccines aside, I’m fairly certain by the evidence that Koala enjoyed what I call a ‘naked cake grab’ at dinner time. There’s […]

  • Yom Haatzmaut this year.

    My flight is on erev Yom Haatmzaut – the eve of Independence Day here in Israel. That is THE day of the year: everyone takes off work, everyone goes to parks, everyone barbecues as much meat as they can, and everyone coughs a lot and experiences stinging eyeballs as the other entire country is crammed […]

  • Flying solo.

    I’m scheduled to take a quickie business trip to New York this week – sans bebe and not pregnant, which makes it the first time that’s happened in two years. Fun fact: I’ve taken 5 of those kinds of trips to the States since summer of 2008. Here is a list I compiled of all the […]