Tag Archive: istanbul

Gear: What makes a good travel stroller?

Recently, I’ve gotten some emails and comments about traveling with strollers, especially in Istanbul, and it got me thinking back to my many months of stroller research pre-Vera and now many months of… Continue reading

Best Istanbul neighborhoods for traveling with a baby

Istanbul is a wonderful place to travel with children, as Turkish people are some of the most baby-friendly in the world. My daughter Vera was born in Istanbul and spent most of her… Continue reading

Surfacing: KUAT comes home

So it’s been a month (or two, eek) since we’ve been around these parts, but if you’ve followed us on Twitter or Facebook, you can see we haven’t exactly been cooling our heels.… Continue reading

Happy Birthday/Mutlu Yillar Vera!

Last week in Istanbul, we celebrated a big milestone: my baby Vera’s first birthday. Since she’s such a jetsetter, we wanted a travel theme for her birthday party, with a nod to her… Continue reading

Wheels down: Navigating Istanbul with a baby

Like Rome, Istanbul is a city originally built on seven hills. Once you spend any time exploring the city (with a baby or without), you’ll estimate that at closer to seven million hills.… Continue reading

Flying with a baby made fun and easy!* Part two: Be prepared

My last post on flying with a baby had to do with timing, both the age of the child and the time of the flight. This next article has to do with packing… Continue reading

Flying with a baby made fun and easy!* Part one: timing

*Okay, so every baby is different and I can’t guarantee that flying with a baby can be fun or easy, but the nightmare of spending hours trapped with a screaming, smelly infant on… Continue reading

Baby-friendly places: nobody beats the Turks

Have you ever been in an office (especially one with many women) where someone brought in a puppy? Everyone crowds around, cooing and petting the puppy, perhaps taking photos and telling stories about… Continue reading

Baby-changing in Istanbul

As crazy as Turks are for babies, there aren’t a lot of amenities for them in Istanbul. While most restaurants will have high chairs, changing tables are few and far between. If you… Continue reading

The origins of Knocked Up Abroad

Just over a year ago, I went “internet public” with my pregnancy and decided to document it on Gadling on a series of posts called “Knocked Up Abroad,” a name inspired by our favorite… Continue reading