Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport... now with twins! Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:46:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bingo! The Best Advice for Flying With a Baby Is Right Here http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-advice-for-flying-with-a-baby/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-advice-for-flying-with-a-baby/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:25:46 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2147 If you’ve read between the lines of this blog, you’ll have duly noticed there’s one travel-related “first” I haven’t yet done since the twins were born: I haven’t brought the babes on a plane. I probably don’t need to tell you why this is true. But mainly I’m looking forward to the day when we […]

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24 Hours in Palm Springs: A Perfectly Rounded Vacation in Just a Day http://homebodyinmotion.com/24-hours-in-palm-springs-a-perfectly-rounded-vacation-in-just-a-day/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/24-hours-in-palm-springs-a-perfectly-rounded-vacation-in-just-a-day/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:28:00 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2142 These days — with the demands of infant twins plus career plus being a grownup — at any given moment, I’d say I deserve a vacation more than ever before. One (of the infinity) great things about living in Los Angeles is we have easy access to the desert, and 24 hours in Palm Springs can […]

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Cenote Dos Ojos Near Tulum: Refreshing Crystal-Clear Water, Exciting Caving! http://homebodyinmotion.com/cenote-dos-ojos-near-tulum-refreshing-crystal-clear-water-exciting-caving/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/cenote-dos-ojos-near-tulum-refreshing-crystal-clear-water-exciting-caving/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:41:31 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2102 Earlier, I wrote here about past mixed experiences with while exploring Mexico’s cenotes, an ancient system of caves and underground rivers only found in this part of Mexico: Dzitnup was a dud, but Aktun Chen was a major must-do. Now, in my latest installment of Homebody in Motion’s Unofficial Guide to Cenotes, I bring you dispatches from Cenote Dos […]

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Yucatán Peninsula Road Trip Blog: A Template for a Swift-Moving, Budget-Friendly Adventure http://homebodyinmotion.com/yucatan-peninsula-road-trip-blog/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/yucatan-peninsula-road-trip-blog/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:02:13 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2076 Just back from Tulum for the first time since 2008, I have been reflecting on the ways in which the little city on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula has changed — that much-discussed evolution of Tulum from sleepy beach town to New York trend-story fodder. That reflection led me to plumb the endless depths of the Internet for my now-defunct […]

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Where Should I Stay in Tulum? http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-tulum/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-tulum/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:08:48 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2060 When a very best friend of 20 years announced she was getting married in Tulum, it was a huge deal. First, because this friend is our George Clooney (but even ol’ George figured out this year that marriage rocks). And second, because she’d be getting married at Mezzanine, which is the very same hotel where […]

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Twins’ First Holiday! 5 Things I Learned About Taking Babies to Hotels http://homebodyinmotion.com/taking-babies-to-hotels/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/taking-babies-to-hotels/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 19:33:30 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2048 After you have babies, it’s all about firsts: first foods, first consonant sounds, first time crawling, first time pulling up to stand. When it comes to travel, I’ve written here about our firsts as new parents since the twins were born: my first business trip at 12 weeks postpartum, our first couples’ driving trip away without […]

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9 Travel Feeds to Follow on Instagram Right Now http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:12 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1625 Instagram is my special, sacred place on social media. Unlike the cacophony that is my Twitter feed, for instance, my Instagram feed is a highly curated mix of about 150 posters whose every image I want to savor. They are almost entirely individuals (most of whom I know and love personally, or have met and […]

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Hiking Runyon Canyon With a Stroller: Yes You Can! http://homebodyinmotion.com/hiking-runyon-canyon-with-a-stroller-it-can-be-done/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/hiking-runyon-canyon-with-a-stroller-it-can-be-done/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 22:13:44 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1998 Ever since I was pregnant with my twins, I have been dreaming of stroller hiking with the babes. Yesterday, nine months since they were born, we did it at last! One of my favorite fast weekday-friendly hikes in Los Angeles is Runyon Canyon. (It’s also the go-to hike for half of the rest of everyone who lives here, […]

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3 Fun Things in Honor of Mother’s Day (Including a Fab Giveaway for One Lucky Mama!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-giveaway/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-giveaway/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 19:17:14 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1984 Wow. I’ve been a mama for nine months, meaning those twin babes have been on the outside now for as long as they were in. Any parent out there knows there are no words to describe the enormity of it, the massively additive power of parenthood to expand your life and love and reinvent many parts of […]

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Need a Mother’s Day Gift for Pregnant Wife? Friend? Yourself?! 9 Ideas Here… http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-gift-for-pregnant-wife/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-gift-for-pregnant-wife/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 16:28:50 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1972 Last Mother’s Day, I was edging into my third trimester. No, I didn’t have babies yet, so technically I wasn’t a mom. But I’d already been working hard: Twin pregnancy isn’t always a walk in the park! Because my family is superstitious, we didn’t really do gifts. But if they had been inclined to honor me with […]

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