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When Alaska Airlines asked us if we wanted to go Outside Suburbia and be a Weekend Wanderer in San Diego, we could not refuse – not just because we know life is a beach in San Diego, but also because we were hoping to see some spring blooms while we were there. From Dallas Love Field, it’s a three-hour flight to sunny San Diego where the expected forecast was 70 degrees for… Read More

Photo illustration of a Virgin America cabin with Halloween characters on board.

As you know, we’re always looking for ways to make fun flying again but sometimes the best ideas come from our guests. As trick or treaters took to the streets of neighborhoods across the country last night, it may have seemed that people who had to take flights in the evening were missing out on all the fun. Not in the case of our guests onboard VX357, a BOS-SFO service. One of… Read More

Flying can be a stressful experience. It’s even tougher when you’re responsible for other people, especially if those people are small children. To help ease the stress of your travel day, here are a few useful tips. Before travel Reserve seats early For large families or parties with small children, getting everyone together can be a challenge, so make sure you reserve your seats as soon as you book your flight. If… Read More

Marie LeBaron is the editor of Make and Takes, a popular parenting site featuring kids’ crafts, home projects, recipes, parenting tips and more. She lives in Seattle with her family, and loves to travel. The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s almost time to travel to see family and friends to celebrate the season. If you are traveling with children during the holidays, here are 5 tips and tricks to help everything… Read More

A simple ferry ride turned into an Alaskan adventure for two fuzzy stuffed animals named Piglet and Aurora, when their owner accidentally left them behind. Petersburg, Alaska resident Lizzie Thompson had exchanged stuffed animals with family friends in Virginia for the summer, so their children could learn about each other’s homes through their stuffed animals’ adventures. Lizzie’s 8-year-old daughter Kate sent her stuffed blue-footed booby Albert to Virginia and Aurora, an orange… Read More

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By Marie LeBaron, Make and Takes Marie LeBaron is the editor of Make and Takes, a popular parenting site featuring kids’ crafts, home projects, recipes, parenting tips and more. She lives in Seattle with her family, and loves to travel. Hey, it’s Marie from Make and Takes here and I’m happy to be sharing a fun idea today for families who love to travel! We’re a big traveling family ­- we love to… Read More

This is a photo of a child watching a movie on an airplane.

As you can imagine, working for an airline comes with some pretty great travel perks, but when I became a mom two years ago, exercising those perks became a whole lot more difficult. Suddenly, my spontaneous jet-setting lifestyle was no longer feasible, and I had to re-learn how to travel with my little one in tow. I’m by no means an expert at traveling with kids, but given the holiday season is upon… Read More