We’ve gone fishing.
Not really, but I am in Europe on assignment for three weeks: London, Oxford, and Paris. With the family in tow for parts of the trip anyway. One of the perks to writing travel guides geared towards parents with children of different ages, as well as writing about travel with kids, is that your children are required to come with you. I’m doing work for Family.com and several other outlets.
A downside to travel writing is generating carbon emissions. I am concerned about the environment and committed to eco-friendly living. So I’ve been looking into how to offset the environmental damage I’m generating by taking airplanes overseas.
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The hotel we’re in tonight in London has super high speed internet but every other place we’ve been the connection’s been spotty. If you’re wondering why I’m not updating this blog, now you know!
The jet lag has been killer.
I’m not a good sleeper anyway. And traveling with kids on assignment is always interesting but not always easy. Even so, I forgot how hard it is to adjust to a 7-hour time change, coming from the West Coast.
London is an amazing city. It’s crowded and complicated, full of friendly blokes happy to point you in the right direction or advise you on the best playground for wee ones. (Spoiler: Coram’s Fields is number one.)
We’re learning to say “sorry” in a lilt (“sar-ee!”) instead of “excuse me,” and to eat baked beans on wholemeal toast for breakfast. Lovely.
Published: March 14, 2009
Last update: January 30, 2020