Colonial Williamsburg

Statue of John Smith in Jamestown

A visit to Jamestown with kids

When I was a child there were two key dates I was taught about the (as it was then called) “discovery” of America: 1492 and 1620. I remember no mention of 1607 and the colony of Jamestown, with the possible exception of Pocohontas who in the story I …

Silversmith window Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg: A photographer’s dream

I don't like to overly romanticize the beauty and simplicity to be found in Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown - I know that the if I lived during the time these spaces interpret it would be crowded and smelly and cold and often uncomfortable. But …

Ben Franklin is the aptly chosen mascot of Food for Thought Restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia

More places to eat out with kids in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a great destination for food-loving families with numerous options for lovers of everything from traditional barbeque to French bistro food. I reviewed a number of Williamsburg restaurants in 2011, but am happy to add a few …

We had lots of room to spread out in our two-bedroom suite

A visit to Williamsburg and a Residence Inn gift card giveaway

Congratulations to Liza, whose favorite family travel destination is Vermont for some skiing (smart lady)! Can you believe we’re already into the second month of 2013? January was all about smarter family travel round these parts; in February I’m …

Warm and cozy wrapped in furs in the Powhatan village at the Jamestown Settlement Museum

Encountering the Powhatan in Jamestown

 Please click on photo for full-size version Happy Friday and Happy February. Don't the boys look cozy in this picture? It was taken at the Jamestown Settlement Museum where we got to explore a hands-on Powhatan village as well as dress up like …