Paige Conner Totaro

Paige Conner Totaro has written 396 posts for All Over the Map

Review: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Overview Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor is a classic but fun hotel with a soaring lobby entrance just steps to Baltimore’s most popular attractions. Great family suites available with special perks for kids. Rooms The standard rooms are lovely, with a choice of king, double double, or double queen rooms. more »

Help Wanted: Northern Lights Spotter

A friend sent me this ad for a spotter of the Northern Lights job and I thought I’d pass it along. Are you a night owl? Love the cold? Don’t mind spending the winter far from the city? Dying to see the Northern Lights, like, a lot? Then this job may be for you: I more »

A Welsh girl and her rabbit: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

This post was sponsored by Visit Wales. A Welsh girl and her rabbit: a recipe for Welsh Rarebit My grandfather said that his Welsh forebears were horse thieves, which is just about all I know about that branch of the family. I have no reason to doubt his story, except the twinkle in his eye more »

Rent a hacienda in the Yucatan for a great family getaway

The flowers! A blush of red above, a carpet below of the falling flowers of the flamboyán trees that bloom with not wild but distinguished abandon. They offer just a hint of the spectacular warmth that guests receive when they rent Hacienda Petac in Mexico’s Yucatán. Hacienda Petac is a vacation destination somewhere between a more »

Books for People Who Love to Travel

We are fond of reading. We are fond of traveling. We are fond of opening a book at the beginning of a long flight and having nothing to distract us from said book until we land. Here are some books we’ve been eyeing lately. We think they’d be great books for people who love to more »

How to Shop in Paris Department Stores

This post is brought to you by Galeries Lafayette. Freedom and Independence The white t-shirt with the breezy blue script reading “j’♥ Paris” was a staple in my wardrobe for many years, a souvenir of my very first trip abroad, the first time I tasted freedom and independence from my parents. (Ironically aided by the more »

Summer Reading for Family Travelers

When I was a kid I loved getting my hands on the freshly-mimeographed (yes, I’m old) summer reading list full of books recommended by my teachers that I could find at my local public library, where I would then sign up for the summer reading challenge with the ultimate goal of writing my name on more »

Mindful Family Travel

Family vacations can be a great time for building memories, bonding with your kids and showing them the world, or they can be remembered for torturous days of such bickering and whining that work starts to sounds more relaxing than vacation. To try to avoid the latter, I’ve compiled a few tips for what I’ll more »

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