February 22, 2012

Bora Bora in a Box

My better half saw this on www.laughingsquid.com today. Who couldn't use a pill like this?

Quentin Vaulot and Goliath Dyèvre of Vaulot&Dyèvre
"Moodiness, flaccid skin, looking dull, tendency to depression! You are obviously in lack of sunshine. Our range of supplements Kelvin Lumen restores the vitality you need. Sunset Laboratories offers a wide range of solar radiation, Borabora, the Maldives, Haiti and the Bahamas, ask your pharmacist. Read the instructions carefully. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This additional Solar should not totally replace natural exposure. Avoid abusive use."


Sadly this revolutionary pill does not yet exist      outside of the design world. Give us a shout:  info_at_twoandahalftravelers.com to get the next best thing - a tropical vacation!

BoraBora is a design concept for a sunlight pill The concept was part of the Miniflux exhibition by Gallery Tator for the 2011 Lyon Festival of Lights.




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February 19, 2012

Awesome Product Alert: Boogie Wipes

I know. Totally gross but if you have kids you should be used to it by now.

These wipes are amazing and a great idea for families who travel together.

New climates, airplane air and just general every day mess are no match for these little beauties. I just bought the 90 count canister because it's just that bad around here lately. However there's also handy travel sizes just in case you enjoy being more discreet.

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January 30, 2012

Unplugged

I'm not the kind of Mom who worries too much about her kids watching television. Some days they watch more than others but on balance we try not to overthink the whole thing.  So it was just a happy accident that the weekend cabin we just returned from had neither wifi nor television.  How did this highly-connected family fare? Brilliantly (or as brilliantly as possible when accompanied by two preschool-age boys celebrating their 4th and 5th Birthdays).

After hopping on the Internet and doing a quick search for a town that was no more than 1.5 hours from home and was somewhat accessible via commuter rail from New York, I happened upon Warwick, NY and a little log cabin on VRBO.  I contacted the owner via e-mail. His welcoming response told me I had the right place with the perfect balance of creature comforts (i.e. insulation, heat, hot water, dishwasher) and simplicity (i.e. no 7 ft flat screen tv that takes a thick manual to operate or fancy Teppanyaki grill that requires the occupant to take out extra insurance - you know who you are house in the Poconos!).

Best of all the owner and his family retreated to their cabin for much the same reasons as we wanted to rent it -- to escape apartment-style living and let the children run around (inside and out) without fear of bothering or being bothered by a single other soul. Here on the other side of the weekend I can confidently quote George W. Bush and proclaim 'Mission Accomplished'*.

* Like George, there is a post script I'd like to enter into the public record. The kids had their moments and they did ask why there was no television but they only inquired twice and the subject was quickly dropped. They were allowed their Leapster games (see first paragraph) and we were allowed our iPhones and I brought my Kindle but we spent far more time playing with each other than we would have at home.
















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January 06, 2012

Photo Friday: Rain Rain GO AWAY

Watch as my youngest son wills the rain to stop at the wading pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. We had an all-around awesome time at the Lodge  over the Christmas holiday but the pools were definitely his favorite! Thankfully we enjoyed mostly sunny days while we were there ;-)

Head over to Delicious Baby to check out more great Photo Friday pics!

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January 02, 2012

Family Favorite in St. Lucia: Windjammer Landing



Windjammer Landing is one of our absolute favorite family-oriented resorts in beautiful St. Lucia.  The decor as well as the terraced villas perched above a sandy beach are distinctly Mediterranean but the vibe is 100% Caribbean!

Interested? Let us send you to this little piece of paradise this Winter.

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December 24, 2011

Photo Friday: Ready to Roll

We are packed and ready for our first-ever family trip to Disney World!

Note the boys' matching roll aboard carry-ons. Departing in just a few hours.

Head over to Delicious Baby to check out more great Photo Friday pics!

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December 20, 2011

Cotton Bay Village: Efforlessly Elegant St. Lucia Villa Resort



Just back from a whirlwind scouting trip to St. Lucia - 20 resorts in four days! I loved what I saw and  was especially excited to showcase a few of the family-oriented resorts. The first -- Cotton Bay  is a quiet and wonderfully secluded villa resort tucked away on a natural beach at the northern tip of the island. The beach faces the Atlantic -- perfect for families who like to splash in a little surf.

One, two, three, and four bedroom villas are all kid-friendly without being over the top. Furnishings are exceptional, kitchens are fully stocked and many of the larger villas have private pools. The well-outfitted Kids Club takes infants and runs package specials from time to time that include several free hours of babysitting.

Sound good?  We would be happy to arrange the perfect Cotton Bay villa stay for your family!

Next up?  Windjammer Landing

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