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Monday dreaming: A song into the dark

Rarely has a Monday morning blog post been so hard to write for me. How can I talk about family fun or holiday travel when such a brutal and evil thing happened on Friday? Who even cares? An event like the mass murders in Connecticut throws so …

On the deck of the Battleship New Jersey

A Veterans Day lesson

One of the things I pride myself on as a traveling mom is that I’m always willing to hop in the car and go on an outing with the kids. So I definitely gave myself some back pats for my plan earlier this week when they were off of school for Veterans …

Riding the Keystone gondola

Back to Ski Week: Why I ski with my kids

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 …

Jumping into the Mad River, Vermont

An enumerated end-of-summer list

Please click on photo for full-size version. Seven miles up and down a 4000-foot mountain Fifteen different types of Bordeaux wine Three completely new-to-me cities explored One lost (and then found) suitcase Four maple creemees One …

Britt Reints and her traveling family

When a dream of a family trip becomes reality

One thing I've been thinking a great deal about lately is just how family travel happens. By which I mean that having babies tends to bring out the nesting instinct in many of us, yet I know so many people who have resisted that impulse and have …