Traveling with school-age kids

Tommy Arizona

A letter to my ten-year-old traveler

Tommy turns 10 years old today, and it feels as much a milestone for me as it does for him - ten years as a traveling mom! I've been sharing posts all week that tell tales of our adventures over the past decade; today I share a letter to my companion …

Christmas tree at the Brandywine River Museum

Family travel tips: Planning holiday fun

So we're all in the thick of it now, preparing for the holidays. Whatever and however you and your family celebrate, you are likely headed for some vacation from school and work next week, an ideal time for some fun family outings. Better still, with …

Biking on the shores of Lake Champlain

Mondays are for dreaming: A departure from your regularly scheduled program

I'd like to interrupt my series of London posts (don't worry, I've got lots more planned) to share something that is currently going on in Mother-Of-All-Trips land. I've been thinking over the past few days about the amount of traveling I've done …

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“Screen time” on the road – or an ode to my own hypocrisy

My name is Mara and I am addicted to my new iPhone. Phew. It feels good to write those words. I'm a little sad and ashamed to report that on our recent trip to Los Angeles and Arizona, I was guilty of something I deplore – hunching over the screen …

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Suddenly I’m traveling with bigger kids

We're deep into the first week of our annual trip to Vermont. This weekend some of our friends from home who have a one-year-old and a four-year-old were planning to drive over to our neck of the woods from New Hampshire, where they had been …