Dreaming of

When I’m not traveling, I like nothing better than to think about places I’ve been or places I’d like to go. The posts listed here include all of my “Mondays are for dreaming” posts; hopefully they will inspire a few family travel daydreams of your own. You can filter posts by keyword or browse chronologically.

Starwood Equinox

Happiness is skiing – and Starwood’s Cyber Monday

It's a crisp November morning and I'm enjoying looking at the white blanketing the trees in the yard. Vermont is beautiful at this time of year and I'm so grateful to spend Thanksgiving weekend here surrounded by family and friends. We've had lots of …

Keystone family ski vacation

Dreaming of a return trip to Keystone Resort

Welcome to the second annual Back to Ski Week sponsored in part by Keystone Resort in Colorado, which is not just a sponsor but is one of my family’s very happy skiing homes. This week is going to be all about the upcoming ski season both here and at …

Kimpton Pazzo Ristorante in Portland, Oregon

Pazzo Ristorante: Another great Kimpton restaurant

It’s a simple fact that I’ve never had a bad meal at a restaurant that’s housed in a Kimpton Hotel. I’ve also never had two meals that even remotely resembled each other. That’s because Kimpton restaurants are idiosyncratic, chef-run affairs serving …

The Oregon Maritime Museum is in a moored paddle steamboat on the Willamette River

A weekend in the heart of Portland, Oregon with kids

I didn’t actually get to spend the weekend in Portland with my children, so a family trip there is technically a Monday dream of mine. But I was lucky enough to visit recently without my kids in tow, which means I can back up any daydreams with …

Preferred Family Three Days In

Three days in Hawaii with kids and Preferred Family: Win a $100 Visa gift card

The winner of the gift card is Jennifer, who said she would use her $100 to visit Vail. Thanks for participating everyone! A visit to Hawaii with kids is one of my top travel dreams. And when I have a travel dream, I like to make a travel plan to …