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Looking for an eco-friendly vacation for your family?

I was recently walking along the National Mall in Washington, DC, when I saw a family leaving the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As they passed a trash can, the mother tossed in her empty water bottle. Her son stopped in his tracks and his eyes grew wide. “But Mom! That’s recyclable! You can’t put that in 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 »

Toddlers in Restaurants: A Match Made in Hell?

This week, we’ve asked one of our new favorite bloggers, Erin Sarro, from the parenting blog Mommy Beerest, to discus the finer points of toddlers in restaurants. For my husband and me, trying new restaurants has always been our thing. I wouldn’t call us foodies, but we do know great food doesn’t exist in the presence 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 »

Friendships Rekindled at Keswick Hall

We first met when our oldest kids were at a cooperative preschool. Many of our early conversations happened on the bench surrounding the sand box, interrupted by little voices calling out urgently with he took my trucks and I need to go to the potty right now! Since the kids have moved on from preschool, more »

Interactive Packing List for Long-Term Travel

One of the most frequent questions I am asked about our 11-month round-the-world trip, is “How did you pack?” And when I tell people that I packed everything I needed into one carry-on bag and a daypack, their eyes widen. Frankly, I used to pack more than that for a weekend away, so I understand more »

Recombobulation – Some thoughts on re-entry after long-term travel

“So… how does it feel to be home?” asked, well, every single person I know, when we returned from our 11-month round-the-world family adventure. At first it was: “Great!” Seeing family and friends, eating all our favorite foods from home, going to our favorite shops – where we knew exactly what we could find and more »

Bogota Bike Tour

“Do I have legs in my teeth?” asked Magnolia. It was a fair question. She had just eaten the hind quarters (or, more accurately, hind third) of an ant, a Colombian delicacy known as hormigas culones (or, ants with large behinds). It was a day full of discovery as Bogota Bike Tours took us all over the 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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