According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, peanut and tree nut allergies are the leading cause of fatal and near-fatal food allergy reactions in the U.S. That’s a statistic that strikes fear into the hearts of parents of children who suffer from the condition. And because peanuts are as ubiquitous on airplanes […]
Growing up, my family’s idea of a summer vacation involved piling into my dad’s Buick and enduring a 12-hour car ride to visit family. If getting there was a drag, the actual time spent hanging out with elderly relatives in rural Arkansas was pure torture. To my mind, this trek was not so much a […]
Recently on a CNN comment board for a story about fragrance-challenged airline passengers, the discussion segued into on-board kiddos. Should parents be permitted to fly with babies and small children? Pro or con, there’s little doubt that people are passionate in their feelings on the subject.
A Boston-based TSA agent was charged with child rape, sparking concerns and criticism from privacy and passenger advocates who continue to be unhappy with the new full-body scanners in use at many airports. Just who does the TSA have manning those scanners anyway? While this guy’s arrest had nothing to do with his professional duties, […]
Tourist towns love trapping them some tourists, but a promotion about procreation was apparently going too far for one East Coast destination. A letter sent to hospitality establishments in Ocean City, Md. asked them to get on board with the OC Makes 3! promotion – encouraging folks to come to town to make a baby […]
Eight-year-old Meagan Bilodeau was out on a cruise ship in the middle of the sea when her dad talked her into writing a personal message, sticking it into a water bottle, and tossing it into the ocean. “I always wished someone would find my bottle if I sent one. If found, would you kindly write […]
Any guesses as to who this famous mom might be? She was spotted at LAX with her son and their picture was subsequently taken. An aside, if you will, I’m in LAX on a pretty regular basis and I’ve seen a few celebrities but I’ve never seen paparazzi. What gives? I think the skycaps are […]
It’s all fun and games until a little kid sees Elmo roughing up tourists in New York City. That’s exactly what kids who show up near Planet Hollywood in Manhattan will get a load of these days – a cranky “Elmo” who allegedly lunges at tourists who attempt to take his picture without handing over […]