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What to Do When There’s Rain at the Beach: Lewes, Delaware

Thanks to our guest author Karen Schwarz of Essaymom.net for sending us this story about her family’s trip to Lewes, Delaware. Rain at the Beach: Lewes, Delaware There’s no getting around it: rain at the beach puts parents on the spot. They have to manufacture fun and pass the soggy hours as if precipitation were the more »

Joshua Tree National Park

Thanks to our guest author Karen Schwarz of Essaymom.net for sending us this story about her family’s trip to Joshua Tree National Park. We’re just back from a great spring break trip to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California with our daughter, and wanted to spread the word about this fun and fascinating family more »

Adventures on the Caribbean Coast – Part I

After leaving the Buena Finca in Saripiqui, R and I decided to cross from Costa Rica to Panama at the Sixaola-Guabito border crossing. We felt that this border crossing had some advantages. First, given its remote location in Costa Rica, far from the Pan-American highway, we hoped it would be quicker than crossing at one more »

How to make the most of Norwegian Air’s cheap flights to Martinique

With Norwegian Air starting direct flights from Baltimore, New York and Boston to Martinique and Guadaloupe this winter, and with fares as low as $49 each way, the opportunity to take a quick getaway in the sun just got a lot greater. We were lucky enough to be on the inaugural flight from Baltimore’s BWI more »

Thailand Photo Essay: Koh Jum

Koh Jum is a small quiet island in the Andaman Sea, located between Krabi and Koh Lanta, and accessible only by boat. There is no ferry dock, however. The ferry from Krabi stops just off the island and is met by longtail boats. The luggage is tossed from the ferry to the longtail boats, followed 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 »

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 »

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