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Samantha Brown courtesy Kirsten Alana

Travel advice from Samantha Brown

I was lucky enough this past weekend to attend the inaugural Women’s Travel Fest in New York City. Held on International Women’s Day, this event encouraged the attendees to travel in whatever capacity their life permits – whether that’s with friends, …

Biking with kids is fun for the whole family

Why I love biking with kids

There are few things I enjoy more than biking with kids, and so it’s something we tend to do both at home and on the road. All four members of our family have our own bikes, but even when we travel by plane we often end up renting or borrowing bikes …

Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids

Smarter family travel: Review of Family on the Loose

Happy 2013 from me and Venus! I’m sorry to be almost a week behind on my New Year’s greeting, but a horrendous virus has taken me (and the rest of my family) down this past week. I’m happy to say that before it felled us, we were able to enjoy five …

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Back to Ski Week: Tips for getting kids geared up for the ski season

Welcome to Back to Ski Week, a preview of the upcoming downhill ski season for families. All week long we’ll be thinking snow and I’ll be sharing not only my own tips for planning a family ski vacation but also stories and ideas from other family …

Before They're Gone Michael Lanza family

Get outside with kids: An interview with Michael Lanza

Yesterday in honor of U.S. National Parks Week, I reviewed Michael Lanza's new book Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks. Written in part to inspire parents to get outside with kids, the …