Drive, Baby, Drive: What You Need to Know Before Renting A Car In Europe

Castle in Bazel BelgiumEurope’s train system is incredible. For the price of a lunch in New York City, you can pick up a 2nd class ticket in any city and get yourself to another city for a day of touring. It’s practical, economical, and reliable.

Why, you ask, did we forsake that security to rent a car?

Um. Because we were traveling Americans. And road trips are what we do. Continue reading

“I Gotta Go!”

Congratulations to the Seahawks and Broncos. Their fans are happily scrambling for Super Bowl tickets, flights and hotel rooms. If you’re heading to NY/NJ for the festivities, I’d like to address the issue that strikes fear in the hearts of travelers everywhere. What do you do when someone in your party screams, “I gotta go!!!”

When the kids were little, this cry from the backseat would set off a complex chain of events that once resulted in a wrong-way detour down a one-way street to access a Johnny-on-the-Spot on a construction site. Mothers become experts at gauging, to the minute, how much time they have to locate a restroom based on a child’s gyrations and the urgency of their whine.

shutterstock_39908056 Continue reading