You remember the Alamo, don’t you? If you’re my 10-year-old daughter, and you sometimes daydream during history class, maybe not. … Continue reading A San Antonio river adventure your family will never forget
There’s a moment in an historical re-enactment when you start to question reality. For me, it came as I stood … Continue reading Echoes of WWII — and a loud explosion or two — on a Southern road trip
The trouble with eating raw oyster isn’t the taste (it’s delicious) or knowing where it’s been (filtering water on the bottom of the bay) but that it’s alive. Continue reading I can’t believe I ate that on Alabama’s Gulf Coast
My daughter is a Grateful Dead fan, so she made me write that headline. We’re on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, the first stop on our grand tour of North America. Continue reading Alabama getaway
Want to kiss a giraffe? You’ve probably never asked yourself that question. But yes, you can, as my kids discovered on … Continue reading The kids go wild in Kenya. Try to keep up.
The circus hasn’t come to Savannah, but it sort of looks like it. Continue reading When you’re cycling through Savannah, the second wheel’s optional
On a recent stopover in Dallas, our friends at Southwest Airlines invited us to tour their corporate headquarters. Here we … Continue reading Help, my kids are #avgeeks. What’s the cure, Southwest Airlines?
Remember the original Ghostbusters? It’s been a generation since that blockbuster showed us a spookier side of New York City. Continue reading Finding Manhattan’s Ghostbusters haunts
Ottawa is in a celebratory mood.
Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation is just a few months away — they’re calling it Canada’s “big year” — plus a round of smaller commemorations, including the 50th anniversary of the famous Ottawa swans and the 10th anniversary of the Rideu Canal as a World Heritage Site, are happening now. Continue reading “Ottawa starts the party early for its “big year””
You don’t have to spend 300 days a year on the road with your kids to know the ins and outs of family travel. But it helps. Continue reading “Don’t do this when you travel with kids”