It’s World Water Day!

Swimming in the Mad River, Vermont

Happy World Water Day! This is a time to think about the lack of this precious resource around the world and how shortages disproportionately affect women and children. I hope you’ll check out this post from Water.org on the Passports With Purpose site with information about how to donate and also the World Water Day Blog Carnival at CloudheadART where you’ll find gorgeous photos and lots of information and stories about what we can all do to conserve the H2O. Also, I haven’t mentioned it here, but I’ve been officially asked to join the board of Passports With Purpose, and couldn’t be more thrilled. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about my new role on the PWP website next week.

Meanwhile, here’s my end-of-the week roundup of travel links:

I was recently in Oregon with some of my family travel blogging friends. I’ll be sharing stories from our trip soon, but also recommend reading about Portland happy hour picks,  the gorgeous Allison Inn and Spa, and the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel at Pit Stops for Kids.

This post from Hither and Thither had me thinking about the day Matt and I spent in San Francisco without kids. Dim sum, cocktails, and great coffee, need I say more?

Going somewhere for spring break that has changeable weather ladies? Jessica at Suitcases and Sippy Cups has some great tips on what to pack when the weather varies.

If you’re planning to visit Phoenix anytime soon (and you should because the wildflowers are gorgeous this time of year) you might want to check out I my tips for having fun with kids in the desert at AOL Travel.

And if you haven’t had a chance to check out the weather-related posts from this month’s Celebrate Travel Blog Carnival, I recommend you do so – there are some great tales of getting caught in everything from thunderstorms to blazing heat.

Have a great weekend.

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