San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego with kids: Up close with animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I first visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 1985. I think I may have been wearing those thick bunch socks with my Reeboks and a Mickey Mouse t-shirt. I think it may also have been called the San Diego Wild Animal Park at the time. But what I remember for certain is that we rode a monorail around a large area where giraffes and rhinos roamed freely and that I thought this was the most amazing zoo I’d ever visited because: Monorail! So when I planned a multigenerational spring break trip to San Diego with my in-laws and 10- and 12-year-old sons, I knew that a visit to the Safari Park needed to be part of our itinerary.

Summer travel

Hanging out in our favorite Vermont spot - the river.

Summer travel: Make the most of it

It's that magic Friday, halfway through June. School is done for most of us and the summer months stretch out like one long beautiful dream. Today I'm itching for the summer travel that's about to … [Read more...]

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Paris with kids

Louvre Pyramid

Visiting the Louvre with kids

An alternate title for this post might be “Who’s Afraid of the Mona Lisa?” You see, I have a confession to make: I once spent nine months in Paris without once visiting the Louvre. And although I was … [Read more...]

The ornate Church of the Dome is very beautiful

Paris with kids: Invalides

My visit to the Musée de l’Armée at Invalides with my boys was the first time I had set foot inside the large complex where Napoleon is buried. We had all become intrigued by Invalides on our bike … [Read more...]

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