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Tracing a Metro map in Paris

Smarter family travel: Using MiniTime to plan

This post was sponsored by MiniTime, and I was compensated for writing it. You can always count on me to share both when I've been paid and my honest opinions. I don't know about you, but I find that weekends make a great time for travel dreaming …

Happy kids Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Philadelphia family travel: Luxury and fun at the Hotel Monaco

Please click on photos to see full-size versions I've made no secret that I'm a huge fan of Kimpton Hotels (not least of all because they sponsored my Passports with Purpose prize in 2012). And the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia is no exception. In …

Relaxing at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park

Omni Hotels + summer = family vacation fun

On our recent visit to Philadelphia, we were lucky enough stay at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park. What I like about Omni Hotels is that they offer low-key luxury with some touches that are really practical for family travelers. These include …

Playground behind Notre Dame in Paris

A return to Paris and blogging at Room 77

I'm thinking quite a bit about Paris today, as I often do. It is my go-to happy place, site of what was perhaps our very best family vacation yet. And when I think of Paris I of course think of food. This photo brings back happy memories of both, as …

Meeting the Balloniac at FAO Schwarz

A stay at the Omni Berkshire Place, or Daddy and Teddy take Manhattan

It's not often that I travel with just one of my children or that Matt is the one to lead the adventuring, but last weekend that's just what happened when he and Teddy accompanied me to Manhattan for a quick overnight visit. I was there to network …