A flight attendant. My love letter to air crew at Wandermelon.. When I tell people I spent five years as a flight attendant, they often ask if I still get free flights to dreamy vacation destinations like Hawaii or Grand Cayman. Unfortunately not. What these folks don’t realize, though, is that holidays in Honolulu weren’t [...]
Being a flight attendant isn’t easy, but it’s one of the best jobs on earth. Unless you’re extremely well-traveled already, you’ll probably see more places in your first few months on the job than you have in your life. You’ll work with incredible people, have a lot of time off, and no matter what, life [...]
I was recently tagged for this interview by Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost Memories, a lush, beautifully written and wildly entertaining novel that goes deep into the heart of 1920s Cambodia. Kim is a gifted writer and a warm, generous person who gives so much back to the writing community and I’m [...]
I thought I missed London before watching this…Variety Lab sampling Blossom Dearie’s I Like London in the Rain for Hotel Costes.
(Read my top tips for traveling moms at National Geographic Traveler.) Here’s a bonus batch: #1 Bring large Ziploc bags for soiled items. Our very first trip taught me that flying with a baby is all about poop management. I was wholly unprepared for this phenomenon where the air pressure on takeoff forces everything out of [...]
Yesterday was one of those days. My son wouldn’t nap in the morning, which made him increasingly grumpy, which made him unable to nap in the afternoon, which made me even grumpier than him. By the time my husband got home, my nerves were shot. I’d decided I was terrible at this motherhood thing, and [...]