Archive of Shelley Schneiderman Ducker (Contributing Travel Editor)

A mom, wife, sister, friend, traveler, chaos-maker, eater, joke-teller, enlivener and adventure-taker trying to get some of the craziness in my head out into the world. For at least me to read. And maybe my sister. And a friend or two. And YOU? The only thing between me and my dream to join the Century Club and visit 100+ countries is about 25 more passport stamps, two kids, a husband and a full time job. The quest begins anew each day...

Shelley has contributed 2 brilliant piece(s).


There are no boundaries when it comes to tacky travel souvenirs. Snow globes abound from the shops along the canals of Venice to the pyramids of Egypt. And while I myself have never purchased any of the “My XX went to XX, and all I got was this crappy t-shirt” souvenirs, I have bought such travel crap as wood-carved camels, Eiffel Tower earrings, coffee mugs memorializing trips to national parks, magnets galore and more. But it took a recent trip to Sri Lanka to find the most ingenious of all tacky tourists souvenirs ever… Read More…

Travel Tip of the Trip: Teach Your Kids to Avoid Eye Contact and the Free Frankincense

by Shelley Schneiderman Ducker January 3, 2014

I love adventure travel, I’m selfish and I’m a glutton for punishment. All that’s to say that I wasn’t ready to sacrifice my globe-trotting ways when I had kids, and as such, I’ve schlepped iPads loaded with Fresh Beat Band, Big Time Rush and High School Musical (1, 2 & 3) across the globe with […]

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