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 »
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 »
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 »
An abandoned wooden building near the railroad tracks in the small mountain town of Berkeley Springs, WV.
Paige recently wrote a post for the SAVacations blog about parrillas in Buenos Aires.
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.
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 weekend in “the old country” wasn’t exploding with warring factions, unresolved crimes of passion, or never-forgotten slights at somebody’s daughter’s wedding. Maybe that’s because we weren’t in Sicily, and were not appearing in a Francis Ford Coppola movie. I know, I’m kind of disappointed too. But what it lacked in drama, our family reunion more »