Easy outings from Philadelphia

Christmas tree in Love Park, Philadelphia

Holiday fun and a great big thank you

Today is full of all kinds of holiday fun for me – first I’m meeting my friend Keryn from Walkingon Travels and her two little ones at Longwood Gardens and then it’s off for a Philadelphia holiday getaway with my family tonight. What kinds of holiday …

Children's trees in the Longwood Gardens Conservatory

Stars and joy at Longwood Gardens during the 2012 holiday season

Magic is an overused word, especially during the holidays. I think perhaps this because we all seek it so wistfully and yet are also caught up in the prosaic fact of shopping and crowds and miles-long to-do lists. For me, that’s where Longwood …

Citrus soft serve from the Dole Whip stand at Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland top treats

For me, a visit to an amusement park like Dutch Wonderland is partly about the food. Really - does this surprise you? I should hope not. But not all amusement park food is created equal. In the land of grease and sugar things can and do go downhill …

Win a day of family fun at Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland giveaway: Win family fun in Lancaster

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Bridget who will now get to celebrate her daughters' birthdays at Dutch Wonderland! Thanks everyone for participating. You may have noticed that I don't write a lot of posts about amusement parks. …

Family fun at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Mondays are for dreaming: Family fun at Valley Forge

Living in The First State as we do my children are growing up surrounded by physical landmarks of the American Revolution. Nothing removes time and distance more than experiencing these places firsthand, as we did on our family visit to Valley Forge …