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Killer Heels in Brooklyn

As I sit nursing my aching feet, which are apparently paying me back now for overdoing the cute shoes in my 20s, and having just bought the ugliest pair of shoes I could possibly imagine to help nurse them back to health, the irony of the title of the Brooklyn Museum‘s upcoming show does not more »

Beaches near Washington, DC: Flag Ponds Nature Park

Need a taste of salt air and the feel of sand between your toes but you can’t bear the thought of 4+ hours in Bay Bridge traffic? We’ll be featuring some of our favorite beaches near Washington, DC this summer. If you have a favorite, please let us know in the comments below. Just an more »

3 great places to cool off in Yosemite

We’ve all heard the famous Mark Twain expression, “the coldest winter I have saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” And it’s true, July can be downright blustery and damp, especially by the water. But travel just a few hours to Yosemite, and it’s a totally different scene. It’s not unusual for summer more »

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 »

#frifotos: Abandoned in #westvirginia

An abandoned wooden building near the railroad tracks in the small mountain town of Berkeley Springs, WV.

Parrillas in Argentina

Paige recently wrote a post for the SAVacations blog about parrillas in Buenos Aires. 

#FriFotos: Landscapes of #Ecuador

There’s something beautifully vulnerable in a hiking child, focused on the step ahead, marking the earth with small footprints. We took this picture last summer hiking part of the Quilotoa Loop, a spectacular trail in the Andean Mountains of Ecuador. See this post for more on our trip to Ecuador.  

Philadelphia: City of Motherly Love

Fact. Mother’s Day was invented in Philadelphia. In the early 1900s, Philadelphian Anna Jarvis advocated for the holiday to commemorate none other than her own mother who worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities for women all over the East Coast. I love Mother’s Day. And I wouldn’t trade the homemade cards, the pancakes 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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