I’m pleased to announced that the winner of the Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling With Kids giveaway is Bridget Smith. Bridget blogs over at Family Adventure Guidebooks and will surely find the book handy as she wanders near and far with her three kids. Congratulations Bridget!
Many thanks are due to Michelle (aka Wandermom) and Beth at Wanderlust and Lipstick for donating the book, which I hope everyone who didn’t win will promptly go out and buy it (it’s available here and at Amazon).
In other news, I know I’ve been writing a lot lately about my mother, but this week I also have a guest post at the Ciao Bambino blog about traveling to India with my dad and stepmother. I’m very grateful to Amie at Ciao Bambino, for encouraging me, for offering to publish my work, and for suggesting that I write on this topic. If you haven’t checked out the Ciao Bambino site, you should. For one thing it’s beautifully designed, with lots of great pictures. And they offer tons of reviews of places to stay all over the world, all of them family-approved, with clear age ratings like “toddler fun” or “cool for teens.” Look next month for a guest post here by Amie.
And finally, I’d like to direct your attention to a post on Meagan Francis’ blog about what her mother taught her about travel. Meagan is a great writer; I only recently discovered her blog but I’ve been enjoying it enormously. She also has my undying admiration for her determination to explore the Midwest with her five children in tow. I’m flattered and pleased that Meagan read my post on this same topic and was inspired to write her own.
Happy reading everyone!