Five favorite books for a Paris family vacation

Planning the best Paris family vacation possible can be a daunting task, but spending a little time with these books will not only help you keep your eyes on the prize as you pack up and prepare for your trip, it will also help your family enjoy your vacation all the more. From pre-trip planning and research to … Continue reading Five favorite books for a Paris family vacation

To the Moon: Visiting Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center

In my kitchen, above the breakfast table, you’ll see a photo of Albert Einstein playing the violin with one of his most famous quotes printed below: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, scientifically speaking, a real factor in … Continue reading To the Moon: Visiting Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Into the Canyon: Hiking Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids

The Navajo Loop trail is short, vertical, and offers some gorgeous hiking with changing vistas within Bryce Canyon. With the rim elevation varying between 8,000 and 9,000 feet and intense summer sun, we planned to take it slow and easy with the kids. To our surprise, they did great on the hike and we didn’t … Continue reading Into the Canyon: Hiking Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids

Ziplining Louisiana Style with Gators & Friends

Ziplining over alligator-infested waters wasn’t the first thing I envisioned when I heard about a family-friendly “exotic petting zoo” located just outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Nor was it anything I’d expected to do when packing my bags for the annual conference of the North American Travel Journalists Association, held just 10 minutes away. But when invited to harness up and … Continue reading Ziplining Louisiana Style with Gators & Friends

The 411 on Shreveport with Kids

If you’re contemplating a trip to or through Louisiana with kids,  your thoughts may run first to a certain big city in its southeast. Yet up in the northwest corner of state, built on the banks of the river Red, you’ll find a very different city steeped in Louisiana culture both high and homespun, where music legends … Continue reading The 411 on Shreveport with Kids

The 411 on Stockholm with Kids

From amusement parks and green space for running loose to museums and libraries just for kids, Stockholm is arguably one of the top family-friendly cities in the world and it seems Stockholm was built for families. Specifically families with small children. Beyond making public places, transportation, and buildings easily accessible for strollers, there’s also an … Continue reading The 411 on Stockholm with Kids

Jurassic Pilgrimage: Visiting Dinosaur National Monument with Kids

You can talk about dinosaurs, digs, and paleontology until the Camarasaurus come home, but mere conversations will never compare with the experience of visiting Dinosaur National Monument with your children. The first thing you should know if want to visit Dinosaur National Monument on your family road trip is this: your GPS will not lead you … Continue reading Jurassic Pilgrimage: Visiting Dinosaur National Monument with Kids