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 »
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 »
The Musée Fin-de-Siècle opens its doors on December 6, 2013, to showcase the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which was the heyday for Art Nouveau in Brussels. The museum offers an interdisciplinary look at creativity during the period, thanks to the collaboration of several institutions, including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, the Royal more »
Marriott has added a fun feature for tourists to Washington, DC. Their Marriott Interactive tool highlights sites to see, things to do, and places to eat in the nation’s capital. A pull-down menu highlights fun things for kids in DC. Marriott continues to be a good choice for traveling families.
If you’re easily overwhelmed by the plastics and electronics and commercial histrionics of the winter holidays, and you wish you could have a nice traditional holiday experience with rosy cheeks and hot cider and flickering gas lamps, Christmas in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia might be just the place for you. Old Town is lovely any more »
We first came upon them in Turkey. The droopy drawers, or Ali Baba pants, or Hammer (as in MC) pants appeared in every tourist market we came across. (And there are a lot of markets in Turkey. Home of the Grand Bazaar, after all.) We didn’t think much of it then. There are actual Turkish more »
We’ve stayed in some pretty unusual places with our family over the years. Our favorites? The earthship in Taos, New Mexico, the converted medieval bakery in France’s Loire Valley, the creepy castle in Germany, and a working farm in Costa Rica. Here are some other super cool accommodations for the adventurous family. Can you more »
We have a travel tradition in our family. It started when our oldest son, Julian, turned eleven. He loves theater and good food so my husband and I took him on a Broadway/food weekend to New York City. We saw Billy Elliott, ate fantastic food, and started another tradition: the birthday boy would get to more »