Washington DC

Given my fear of flying, I'm glad these weren't the planes I had to ride to Wisconsin!

A postcard from the Air and Space Museum

  The National Air and Space Museum may be the perfect destination for a family that's about to get on a plane. At least that's what I thought when I decided to tack a quick day trip to Washington, DC onto our weeklong Wisconsin vacation. …

A little chocolate chip gelato makes everything better.

Celebrate travel blog carnival: A salute to ice cream

Welcome to the monthly Celebrate Travel blog carnival sponsored by The Mother of all Trips, Walking On Travels, and WanderMom. Every month we're going to have a little party in honor of a different quirky holiday in the way that we best love: By …

Julia Child's Cordon Bleu diploma

A visit to Julia’s kitchen

Welcome to Museum Week at The Mother of All Trips. This week I'm profiling some museums – both new to us and old favorites – that my family has visited over the past few months and which I haven't yet written about on the blog. If you like this post, …

A little night music Ristorante Piccolo Georgetown

Serendipitous family dining at Ristorante Piccolo

Generally speaking I don't leave eating up to chance when we're on the road. It's too important to everyone in my family and nothing guarantees bad behavior more readily than walking around trying to find a restaurant with two hungry children. But on …

Bacon at Open City in Washington, DC

The best bacon yet at Open City

Now I wouldn't make the claim in the title of this post lightly, I hope you know. In fact I pride myself on the fact that I know from bacon having ordered it up and down the Eastern Seaboard to say nothing of in a $350-a-night country house hotel in …