About meMy name is Maria Haskins, and I'm a freelance writer and translator, as well as a mother of two.
I was born and grew up in Sweden, but moved to Canada in 1991. Currently, I live just outside Vancouver on the Pacific coast, and right now my home includes two kids, one husband, and one big dog.
Since my children were born in 2003 and 2007, I've traveled between Vancouver and Sweden at least once a year with my kids to visit family there. I hope to make this blog a place to share my travel tips, experiences and travel stories to help other parents.
About this blogTraveling long distances by plane with young children can be a great adventure, but it can also be a an endurance test.
In this blog you will find my family travel tips on how to prepare for travel, what to bring, and what to do while you're traveling: including at the airport, and on board the plane. I will also be writing about some of the family vacation destinations I've traveled to with my kids, and about things to do in and around Vancouver, BC, Canada where my family lives.
My main travel expertise is traveling on long-haul flights. Since my son was born in 2003, I've traveled between Vancouver, Canada and Sweden (where most of my family lives) at least once a year. And since my daughter came along in 2007, I've made the same trip with two children every year. We have also traveled to other places, like Maui and Gran Canaria. My travel tips are based on my own experiences and mainly geared for families traveling with children under ten going on flights lasting over four hours.
I hope my experiences can help make travel easier for other parents!