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Essential Items for Traveling with Kids

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Any parent will tell you that traveling with small children can be stressful. These road trip essentials will help to keep your kids entertained for the duration of your drive, and they may even help to prevent the usual, “Are we there yet?” questions from the back seat.

  1. Kid-friendly headphones. If your child simply can’t get enough of that popular song from the latest kids' movie, make it so that you don’t have to listen along every time. Pop a pair of kid-friendly headphones in to your iPhone or MP3 player and the kids can listen to their own music while you enjoy blissful silence.
  2. Mess-free puzzles. Puzzles like Rubik’s cubes and other one-piece options are great for keeping older kids busy, and they won’t create a mess like regular jigsaw puzzles. Bonus points if it's an educational puzzle.
  3. Movies. Whether you have a built-in DVD player or you set up a favorite movie on your iPad, allowing you children to watch a movie on the drive will make the hours pass much faster.

Kids’ Road Trip Essentials Checklist [Real Simple]
Road Trip Survival Guide [Baby Center]
Family Road Trip Essentials [Outside]
8 Road Trip Essentials [Luxury Travel & Lifestyle]

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Farmers’ Market at Jack London Square

July 25, 2014 1:12 pm

Don’t forget about the popular farmers’ market at Jack London Square. The Farmers' Market takes place every Sunday regardless of weather from 9 AM – 2 PM.

The Jack London Square Farmer’s Market is organized and managed by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. You can find a variety of seasonal fruits, farm fresh vegetables, greens and nuts in addition to freshly baked breads and pastries, delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers and much more.

For more information, visit Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association website at http://www.pcfma.com/.

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Burma Superstar: All Star Dining

July 23, 2014 4:01 pm

Burma Superstar serves a fusion of cuisine right in Oakland. There are standards on the menu here, as well as some not so common dishes like the fermented tealeaf salad and coconut rice, both of which are often repeated favorites of regulars.

Appetizers include such delights as coconut chicken curry sauce with plenty of bread for dipping, salt and pepper calamari, and lettuce cups with cured pork. You can order noodles too, with plates like Burmese rice noodles with mild curry sauce or garlic noodles with your choice of meat. The wok sautéed fiery beef always satisfies, while the lightly fried sesame beef strips are sure to please. All this is rounded out by an interesting drink selection and friendly staff.

Visit Burma Superstar's website to learn more about this Oakland restaurant.

4721 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-2900

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