To Infinity…and Beyond!

5-4-3-2-1  Bsshoooooo.  We have lift off! Today, my family and I joined thousands of other beach goers to watch the final space shuttle blast into space.  The launch marked an end of an… Continue reading

Relocating Your Family: A Different Type of Travel – Part I

I hit confirm on the airline’s website and it’s done.  Five one-way tickets.  We are officially scheduled to leave the home we’ve known for what seems like forever, and not return, at least… Continue reading

B is for…Biergarten

Fresh air.  Beer.  Sausages.  Music.  Playground.  Friends. It’s no wonder the Bavarians are affable, good-humored people.  They have the whole relaxed-family-fun-day figured out. Our family spent a few weeks in Munich, Germany last… Continue reading

Lessons from Traveling with Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday across the world, men and women, boys and girls, paused their busy lives to celebrate their moms, grandmas and mother-in-laws and give thanks for their life-long selflessness and unconditional love.  I spent… Continue reading

Tips for Long Flights with Toddler

Below is an email full of travel tips my sister sent to her husband prior to his first cross-Atlantic trip flying solo with their just-turned-3 year old daughter.  Thanks for sharing, sis! To:  Husband,… Continue reading

Trading Board for Baby

Racing down the alpine corridor shifting my weight toe-side to heel-side and back again, I effortlessly weave past crowds of skiers.  Powder sprays behind my snowboard as I shout, “Wahoooooo!”.   I navigate… Continue reading

Top 5 Ways to Uncover Fun Family Activities While Traveling

Try one of these approaches to uncover fun activities or special events on your next family trip. 1. Ask a cab driver. Cab drivers are often friendly locals that want you to enjoy… Continue reading

B is for…Bungalow

bun·ga·low [buhng-guh-loh] a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda ( an inexpensive, or luxurious, haven for families beaching it in Mexico, South America or other tropical destinations (Little B and… Continue reading

Article in Conde Nast Traveler

“The A-to-Z Guide to Traveling with Kids”, by Wendy Perrin, in Conde Nast Traveler, April 2011, included some great tips for traveling families.  Here are a few highlights with my comments: K is for… Continue reading

Fun Hiking Gear for Your Family

Ahhh…The first kiss of spring.  Your winter coat and gloves retreat to their place in the closet.  Your step welcomes a revived bounce and your cheeks blush from the tender sun warming your… Continue reading