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
I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech and freedom of expression for all individuals. Hey, I’m a writer. Of … Continue reading Your potty mouth won’t fly on my plane
Today is the first day of our annual east coast road trip. But instead of sticking to the streets we … Continue reading A hiker’s guide to fall foliage footwear
Some people love to travel with their kids and couldn’t imagine leaving them behind. That’s me. If I’m on the … Continue reading Take ’em or leave ’em? Are you bringing the kids on your next vacation?
You’d be amazed at the kind of damage three kids can do to a vacation rental in just a few … Continue reading What do you do when your traveling companions are slobs?
The plastic cup war, as I like to call it, broke out after an exhilarating morning of spring skiing in … Continue reading This dirty hotel secret makes me sick!
Halfway through ordering my breakfast at a coffee shop recently, I was interrupted by a loud “really?” coming from a customer about two positions behind me. Continue reading “You’re outta line!”
Kids? On a river cruise?
That was the first question a friend asked when we mentioned our plans to sail on the Vantage MS River Venture in France.
“What’s there for kids?” he wondered.
Continue reading “Do kids belong on a river cruise?”
The glowing red numbers on the bedside table showed a blurry 1:45 a.m. when my eyes popped open. I felt my heart pounding. I looked around.
Where were the kids?
I bolted out of bed, tripping while squinting over at the other bed in the room, covers ruffled but absolutely empty.
Think. Think. The kids.
Continue reading “Splitting up the family”
We blew it.
I could tell the minute we emerged from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. We’d spent too much time at the irresistible Time & Navigation exhibit, which features historical sextants, clocks and star maps. Dark clouds had formed above the National Mall and we’d have to get a move on if we were to make it to all the monuments today.
Did I say “all” the monuments in one day”? Continue reading “Washington’s monuments in minutes? Yes, you can do an abrvtd tour”