Travel questions

Playing in the Vermont snow

What do you do when downhill ski conditions aren’t great?

On Thursdays, I periodically publish Travel Questions where I share a question and my own response to it. Then I open up comments, my Facebook page, and my Twitter stream to your answers or tips. Got a burning travel question of your own? Feel free …

Baby on beach

What I wish I knew the first time I traveled with a baby

Last year I got an email from a new mother who had just found The Mother of All Trips on the recommendation of a mutual friend. Her words brought me back to how much life changes when you bring a baby home – and how hard it can be just to get out the …

Teddy suffering altitude sickness at dinner

What do you do when your child gets sick or hurt while traveling?

Last week when we were in Keystone, Teddy really struggled with the altitude. He has asthma, and I had been particularly careful to make sure he was medicated and well hydrated both before our arrival and during our stay, but he still had a couple of …

Pizza from the kids' menu at Stowe Mountain Lodge

What do you think about children’s menus?

Last week I took the boys out for a sushi dinner after their music lessons. As I watched Teddy devour a bowl of miso soup followed by a huge helping of different rolls including California, tuna, and salmon (the boys ate five rolls total, 40 pieces, …

Playing catch in the yard

What do you give up to travel?

My family spends more time on the road than the average North American family. I just did some simple math and during the past calendar year, which I think was fairly typical for us, we spent 66 days on the road. About half of this is accounted for …