Why travel?

Edinburgh traffic sign

Friday postcards from Scotland (or changing priorities)

One thing I love about visiting Great Britain is the way the language is different on signs than in the United States. Even mundane road signs are delightful and charming to my American eyes - "diversion ends", "give way", and the one above, which I …

Polyphonic spree philadelphia

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 …