Frolic Attack!

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Calla joins the action on a Nepalese Bridge challenge on the high ropes.

Calla joins the action on a Nepalese Bridge challenge on the high ropes. A photo posted by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Feb 16, 2013 at 3:34pm PST

Home is Where the World Is: 14 Winter global activities in DC

Hey – before you read any further – all of these events happened in 2012-2013. They are done. Past. History. Don’t try to go to them. But check with the destinations to see if they might happen again.   Here it is: your winter guide to global family fun that will make you forget the more »

Brussels with Kids: experience Brussels brings today’s city to life

Just above the Brussels Information Center (BIP) – the place to pick up maps, brochures, and Brussels Cards – lies a charming exhibit about the city of Brussels as it exists today.  This is more funhouse than history museum, where you’ll learn the interesting tidbits that will make you and your family sound like experts more »

Belgium with Kids: A monk’s life in Villers-la-Ville

The Abbey of Villers-la-Ville dates back almost a thousand years and walking through its majestic ruins, with its hidden nooks and crannies, you will get a real feel for both the hardships and the serenity of the medieval monk’s life. The grounds also make for a great game of hide and seek! The Abbey was more »

Winter Frolic Attack: The U.S. Navy Museum

An occasional series on cool places to take your kids in and around DC to run off their winter wiggles. “Getting there is half the battle,” said the museum docent when we finally found our way to the U.S. Navy Museum. That’s because this museum sits on a working naval base and security is pretty more »

Frolic Attack! What to do when your kid just needs to play in Washington, DC

You’ve been there. The kids have endured the hours-long car ride with relative ease. They’ve sat through a play or walked through a museum without a tantrum. They’ve maybe even endured a meal without throwing food or crawling around under the tables. And then something snaps. Their inconsolable shrieks are eliciting sympathetic stares from other more »

5 Things to do in Albuquerque with kids

You’ll most likely spend your first few hours in town learning how to spell “Albuquerque.”   Although you might be tempted to drive north to Santa Fe, the more easily spelled and perhaps more famous city to the north, stick around for a few days and you’ll find plenty of great activities to keep you and more »

Philadelphia Cheapskate: 24 affordable hours in Philly with the kids

This post is reprinted from my April 26 column in Mount Vernon Patch. This was the Spring Break that almost wasn’t. Julian was going to be rehearsing almost every day, so a weeklong trip was impossible. To top it off, we were “tightening the belt” after some unexpected expenses and larger than usual credit card more »

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