Tenerife’s ‘Parrot Park’ Is Actually a Critter-Palooza

August 8, 2017 - Sin comentarios

jmiguel rodriguez Outside the north-coast city of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Loro Parque is named for the 150 parrots it started out with in 1972. But 45 years later, it's grown both in size - by about ten times, now 13.5 hectare...Leer más

3 Great Family #IberiaDestinations in Latin America

June 15, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Following up on our family travel series covering Europe and the USA, Latin America is a slightly different kettle of fish. It, too, has exciting cities, of course, but what's especially cool down here is its myriad opportunities for families to en...Leer más

3 Top Family #IberiaDestinations in the USA

April 24, 2015 - Sin comentarios

For families thinking ahead to summer holidays, the United States is particularly rich in cities with kid-friendly offerings. Following up on my  three picks in Europe last week, here are three more in the USA. (more…)...Leer más

3 Top Family #IberiaDestinations in Europe

April 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

As families start thinking ahead to summer holidays, thoughts and calculations turn to the best possible destinations to keep everybody satisfied - and the little guys most of all (after all, if the kids aren't happy on a trip, chances are nobody'...Leer más

A Plan of Action Will Ease Fear of Flying

January 23, 2015 - Sin comentarios

We have been flying airplanes since 1903. By now, virtually anything that can happen has happened. For anything we know that could go wrong, there is a procedure, a backup system, or a warning system designed to prevent recurrence. After learn...Leer más

More About Turbulence and Why It’s Not to Be Feared

January 16, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Pilots who conduct fear-of-flying courses are fond of saying “knowledge is power”. Most insist that if passengers understand how safe flying is, they will not be afraid. It’s not that simple, however. Intellectual understanding does not t...Leer más

Age Differences and Fear of Flying

January 9, 2015 - Sin comentarios

As teenagers, we conducted our lives with remarkably little concern about risk. We seemed to think nothing could go wrong. When we went out for the evening and mom said, “Honey, be careful”, we thought she was from some other planet. Flying is ...Leer más

Tracking Progress Inflight Helps Fear of Flying

December 19, 2014 - Sin comentarios

For many people, fear of flying is really fear of feelings. Some of us regulate feelings of anxiety automatically. But others control them by controlling what goes on around them. If not in control, they become uncomfortable and need to escape. I...Leer más

Dealing With Inflight Turbulence

December 12, 2014 - Sin comentarios

When I’ve flown with anxious fliers, I found many to be extraordinarily sensitive to turbulence. For example, when one said, “What’s that turbulence?” I replied, “What turbulence?” Even when he said, “There, that!” to point out th...Leer más

Top 10 Tips for Anxious Flyers

November 28, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Over the course of many years of treating anxious and fearful flyers, I've come up with various strategies that allow them to manage their anxieties with some success, and have been able to summarise them in a top-ten list. However, before relying ...Leer más

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