Q: tour medical insurance

Google has beaten me – do any of you or any chatters have recommendations or go to (or to be prevented) travel medical insurance carriers? I’m going to Ireland if that matters
A: Carol Sottili

I think you need to evaluate numerous policies on the way to pick out the only one that suits your specific desires. Comparison sites encompass InsureMyTrip, QuoteWright, and SquareMouth. All matters being the same, I’ve been partial towards Travel Guard International only as it changed into one of the very few travel coverage companies that liberally interpreted its first-rate print within the days after Sep 11.

Q: Breastmilk through TSA

Just a rant on the trials of traveling with breastmilk and pumping system. I flew through DCA this weekend and encountered very distinct protocols within 10 mins of each other. I went via security (pre-test) an initial time and became authorized to preserve my iPad and a breast pump in my bag. While my breastmilk turned into x-rayed, the TSA marketers did now not take the bottles out to vicinity into the secondary screening device. After I found out the most effective nursing station become placed pre-security, I went again out, pumped, and went through the equal protection line once more approximately 10 mins later: this time, I turned into advised to put off the iPad, the breast pump (that has in no way passed off before in about a dozen flights around u . S .), and the milk turned into xrayed and also scanned in the secondary gadget. I just needed to shake my head at what has ended up a farce of security features.

A: Christopher Elliott

Thank you for sharing this with us. TSA had a beneficial submit on its website online approximately its breast pump procedures. But the employer is not constantly constant with its screening procedures.

Q: Two days/one night time in St Louis

What’s the fine way to spend a day and a half in St Louis next week? Open to proper food, stories, etc. Thanks, chatters!

A: Carol Sottili

My daughter graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, so I spent many days exploring that town. Some of my favored spots consist of Forest Park, which is outstanding for taking walks, going for walks, golfing, museums, zoo, and so on.; the Budweiser tour, wherein you now not simplest see how the beer is made, but you furthermore may get to satisfy the Clydesdales and get loose beer; City Museum, a quirky area that appeals to kids and adults; Busch Stadium and adjoining Ballpark Village; and The Hill for all things Italian. As for meals, we ate out mostly in Clayton, and my favorite location has been The Crossing.

Best food in Paris

The first-class food in Paris is, of course, crepes, preferably crepes Avec Nutella, which I was given day by day from a road cart seller throughout my visit there, together with a coca-cola light. Sitting and eating the one’s crepes along with the Seine or on the steps of Sacre Coeur are some of the first-class reminiscences of my ride there over ten years in the past.

Favorite meals in the City of Light

There was a small restaurant off the crushed path surrounding Montmartre. We stumbled across it with the aid of coincidence in 2010. It changed into known as Chez Marie. The internal become protected with cat posters and artwork. L It changed into on a side street down another aspect avenue, on foot far away from the church and all that traveler mass surrounding the church. It becomes very quiet and relaxed. We had the pleasant onion soup and fries avec moutarde there. We were staying for 6 months on the time and went lower back often. In next years we made a factor in moving back. I lately regarded it up online, and sadly it seems to have closed.

Parisian food

I became in Paris per week at age 17 and loved the baguettes, the croissants, the numerous pains, but my most lengthy-lasting discovery began with a braised duck with lentils at the aspect, and a day or later, I became served lentil soup. I just fell in love with the entirety lentil on that ride. It turns out each of my dad and mom had not-so-fine institutions with lentils (suppose poverty), and consequently, we in no way ate them at domestic. Probably now not what the majority would companion with Paris/France, but it is where my love of lentils started.