Paige Conner Totaro

Paige Conner Totaro has written 351 posts for All Over the Map

Do You Know What Dangers Lurk in Your Cabinets?

Seventh Generation has sponsored this post to spread the word about reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act. Here at All Over the Map, we try our best to be good stewards of the environment, and we are also rather protective of our children’s health. So we were very surprised to learn, after the recent spill more »

Toilets All Over the Map

During our travels, I have, to my children’s great horror, taken it upon myself to document toilets wherever we go. Some people do doors, windows, or funny signs; I chose toilets. They are such simple things, toilets, and often truly foul. But there’s no denying that they carry a great deal of importance in our more »

Instagram Beach Lust

The sun is so bright it sets fire inside your eyelids. You dig your feet under the scorching sand on the surface to the cool damp layer beneath. The waves, the birds, the giddy squeal of kids, join in a crashing, ecstatic lullaby. Ahhhh… if only it were not February, snowing for the umpteenth time more »

No Tango: A Visit to Buenos Aires with Teens

“Aaaah, BA… happy memories,” wrote a friend on Facebook. “Aaagh, I love it. My home for four years,” wrote another friend on Facebook. “Ahhh, Buenos Aires, love that city,” wrote Adam Seper of Bootsnall in an email. “The last time I was in Buenos Aires, something… magical happened. I can’t really explain it. Something karmical,” more »

The Secret to Surviving a Winter Weekend in Portland, Maine

For years we’ve visited Portland, Maine in summer and relished its crisp salt air, blue skies, coastal charm and delicious food. Every time, we like it so much that we pore over real estate websites and catalogs to see if some perfect house might entice us to move there. And every time, we remember that more »

Follow All Over the Map on Bloglovin

If you love blogs as much as we do, you might know that it’s hard to follow all the blogs you love. You forget the URL, or they move to a new URL, or you just forget to check in regularly. Bloglovin allows you to follow all your favorite blogs, and find new ones to more »

My Fantasy Travel Destinations for 2014

Over the past ten days we’ve had rain, fog, dangerously cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and minor flooding, with about three hours of sunshine. It’s bleak. And we are dreaming of escapes.   Vero laid out some pretty impressive ground rules the other day when she posted her fantasy travel destinations for the year, and more »

A Family-friendly New Year’s Eve in Old Town Alexandria

It’s all over. Now that you’ve got kids, there will be no New Year’s Eve revelry out on the town. If you’re lucky, you’ll wake up from your bedtime-story-induced “nap” in time to catch a pop group you don’t recognize singing a song you don’t know for someone who is not Dick Clark on TV more »

Our latest e-book

We are thrilled to announce the release of our e-book, Brussels with Kids, a guidebook for families traveling to the European capital. With added bonus - a comic book just for the kids by illustrator Sharon Emerson!

Brussels with Kids

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