Why Not?-

That was the answer to my husband's  "NO" when I suggested a trip to Europe with our 6, 8 and 10 year old kids.  Read more...

You Will Be Back-

It does not matter wether it is true or not, but it takes the pressure from trying to see everything and then enjoying  Read more

Plan a trip, have a Pow-Wow

Actually, have many!  We periodically sit down and talk about the trip.  We go over schedules Read More...

OK, I will give them back to school

I love summer.  I absolutely love summer.  When school lets out in June I can see summer stretching out in front of me   Read More...

Have Tupperware, WIll Travel

It is funny how one thing can make your life so much easier...

For several years now I always take a medium sized tupperware container with me when we travel.  Here is how I use it... Read More

Our First Big Trip

This was the first "ibig" trip we planned.  It took me about 9 months to put it together.  I didn't use a travel agent so it was basically, Tripadvisor, Orbitz, RailEurope, Trenitalia, The Man in Seat 61, and Google who helped me out.

Let me start by saying that it was possibly the best trip we have taken as a family... Read more

Where to stay? Rent as space!

We are a family of 5 so we always need two hotel rooms.  When the kids were younger, we would always travel as “girls vs. boys”. That meant hubby and child #3 in one room and us girls in another.  We did it this way because adjoining rooms are never guaranteed and so suitcases would be packed accordingly... Read More

Audio/self-guided tours vs. Organized tours

I am not a big fan of organized tours. Don't get me wrong, I have been on some pretty good ones. But when you travel with kids the dynamics change.

We have three kids and they are very inquisitive and curious. There is very little chance that a tour guide will thoroughly... Read More

Touching History

I grew up totally into the sciences, chemistry and biology were my thing.  Then in college I kept hearing about this great history class with Professor West.  I needed an elective so I decided to take it.  It forever changed the way I look at the world.

Dr. West not only covered the historic milestones of the 20th century... Read More

An Open Day

Traveling can be exhausting.  There is nothing worse than finally getting to that museum/city/monument you have been waiting for and then having to pull, push and prod your kids through it because they are mentally and physically worn out.  A tired child will loose interest really fast- and so will you. Read more

How to avoid the “Museum eye-roll”…

My kids are frequent museum visitors, but I have to admit that there is some eye rolling that always comes with it.  Here are some pointers to help you decide how much to do with your family. Read more