After a two-hour drive through sleepy fishing villages, valleys and coastal terrain, we reached the city. Our first stop was the traffic light on the city’s outskirts, where we got into a car accident. After checking a dented door and our shaken nerves, our driver swiftly negotiated his mistake with a handshake, a smile and an apology to the other driver. That’s how we were jolted into the happy chaos of Havana.
Accessory designer Minling Pan, the creative brains behind MIN, a line of chic and whimsical bags, is regularly jetting off across the globe. However, if a trip takes her more than 10 days she’ll often bring Gloria, her toddler along for the ride. While it can be stressful there are a few things that she relies on to make the journey with her mini as comfortable and tantrum-free as possible.
It’s safe to say that I’m not one to rough it. After our first-ever family camping trip I was exhausted, which is why I was looking forward to our weekend invite to Viamede Resort. Situated in the Kawarthas on Stoney Lake, the resort was laid-back and rustic making it a perfect fit for my outdoorsy huzz. For me they had a buffet breakfast and fresh towels every day. Now that’s what I call compromise.
Daniel MacKinnon has gone everywhere from Detroit to Tahiti for his blog jetlegs.net and for his job as a magazine creative director. Here are his thoughts on how to make modern travel more comfortable and convenient. They’re especially handy for families with older kids who are ready to explore the world and most importantly, are able to carry their own knapsacks. So get ready, get set and get going.
Veronica DiSanto, is a managing partner at Ines DiSanto Bridal (yup, she works for her designer mom but we’ll tell that amazing story another time). She travels a few time a month and she’s not shy to admit she brings every drop of skincare she can. ““I pack up almost everything…I need it all because I like to be at my best from head-to-toe at a trunk show and if my skin feels dry on the job, it’s going to stress me out and bother me all day.”
Meet our guncle (that’s short form for gay + uncle). He has no kids but plenty to say about modern parenthood. This month’s guncle has something to say to a mom he met on a plane. He understands traveling with kids is hard, but he says if you don’t keep them in check, it makes the flight hard on everyone. Read on, if you dare.
Two summers’ ago we went on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. With two kids in tow—and in retrospect, too much luggage—it was exhausting (cue the: ‘what were you thinking?). While the kids loved riding the tram cars and the crazy-cool lifts, what I gleaned from our 7-day vacay is how much inspiration Lisbon has to offer for contemporary design, even though it’s one of the oldest cities in western Europe.