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Category Archives: Travels & Trade Shows

Tight Spaces

When I’m walking and in a rush, I jay-walk. I cross on red, cut through private property, and take the stairs. Nothing personal, but I’ll run over your miniature poodle if he’s in my path. Now here’s the challenge. In Jerusalem, and particularly in my neighborhood, parking is a major issue. There’s simply no space. Lack of space however, does ... Read More »

The Little Stroller that Could

We are living in one of the first neighborhoods in Jerusalem built outside of the Old City walls. The streets are a labyrinth of stone and stairs. Narrow lanes force pedestrians to hug the walls as cars pass. Jagged walkways lead from one to the other in surprising turns and steps. The Micralite is handling like a local. The back ... Read More »

The Tipping Point

So, the Micralite at the airport. A great feature? The stroller is free standing when folded. This is a huge plus when you’d prefer not to lay the stroller down on a filthy floor or sidewalk. Security was a breeze. The Micralite folds clean, almost to the dimensions of an umbrella stroller. To fold, you simply push down a lever ... Read More »

At First Sight

Do you remember how it was at the beginning? You were struck by their looks, or perhaps their charm. You thought to yourself, Now here’s something interesting. And then, face to face, the charm and beauty feel quirky. And you’re left uncertain. Perhaps you fell too quickly? (It’s happened before.) Or perhaps you’re just nervous at the prospect of something ... Read More »

Masha Meets Micralite

As you may have already noticed, we’re welcoming a new contributor to Spillingthebeans. Masha has been a Magic Beans customer for a while, and in advance of her upcoming trip, she came to us for advice on which stroller to bring. She had such a way with words, we asked if she’d be interested in doing an extended testdrive with ... Read More »

Yeah, But What Stroller Would Mary Use?

From rock stars to rabbis, a circuitious route has brought me, Mommy Masha to the Magic Beans family. I’m looking forward to bringing you news from overseas. I’m leaving for a two and a half month stay in Jerusalem and I’m seriously sweating which stroller to take. Advice from family and friends has made it all the more confusing. “Must ... Read More »

Last tidbits from Kind+Jugend

We’re almost done with this whole topic. I have a couple of other newsflashes, none that really needed a dedicated post. Bugaboo is introducing an all-weather wheel package that will offer replacement tires for the front swiveling wheels. These small, pneumatic tires will not swivel, but they will offer much better performance in the snow. They pop on and off ... Read More »

Saving the best for last?

Of all the major vendors I’ve covered from the Kind+Jugend show, I still haven’t talked about Stokke. We saved their booth for last, mostly because it was so incredibly crowded each time we tried to go in. They were on the lower level of the show, which was a lot quieter than the upper level. Most booths were empty or ... Read More »

The little stroller that could

A big trend at both recent baby shows was this stroller design – it was everywhere. There were two variations, one with two handlebars and one with a single handlebar. Interestingly, the single handlebar version seems to be more maneuverable and easier to push one-handed than the two handlebar one. The seat reclines a bit, and the shape of the ... Read More »

Travelogue

Tonight I discovered that my hotel has free wireless internet in the lobby. This was handy, since I’ve been buying internet access in 30 minute intervals and then racing maniacally to get everything done before my time runs out. So I’ve been enjoying relaxing in the lobby and doing some housekeeping. Tomorrow, we leave for Norway. I’ve really enjoyed Cologne. ... Read More »