Family Travel Blog

New York: My Way

Think you know New York? Think again. There's tons to discover in the Big Apple beyond the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Plaza Hotel. My teenage…

Voted USA Today Top Three Bloggers

We feel fortunate to be in some grand company. Thanks to enthusiastic band of readers and friends we were voted into the top THREE on USA TODAY'S Ten Best Family…

Once A Year An Only Child

Once a year, around the second week of June, my younger daughter revels in being an only child. Her older sister, an astronaut wannabe, heads to Space Camp in Huntsville,…

Five Family Friendly Hikes

Do you love to hike? Taking to the trails is a great way to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fresh air and the natural world. Here are five hikes…

Summer In The Mountains

There is plenty of family fun to be found in mountain towns during the summer. Cool temperatures. Hiking, biking and family fly fishing abound.  Ready to rodeo in Steamboat Springs,…

Celebrate Ice Cream

It is reported that nearly 90 percent of Americans love ice cream. Whether in our home town or on the road, a trip to the local sweet shop is often…

Outside Matters

Spending time outside matters.  This revelation, underscored in a  study by the Girl Scout Research Institute ("More Than S'mores"), doesn't surprise me.  The report suggests that girls who spend time…

Happy Weekend!

   Enjoy your colorful, Spring weekend!  

Rodeo Steamboat Style

Steamboat Springs has a very strong western tradition, which even the youngest residents celebrate. There was a time when my middle son, Alex, would don his small cowboy hat, grab…

Fishing, Not Catching

Today I was reminded why they call one of my favorite sports “fishing”. And not “catching”.  It was a beautiful day in the Vail Valley and my son Alex and…

Raising Confident Travelers

Do you strive to raise citizens of the world? As you and your children begin to navigate the planet together, sharing your knowledge, while teaching them to make their own…

Are You A Rock Star Relative?

If you don’t have children of your own or yours have left the nest, it’s still possible to experience the joys of travel through the eyes of a child.  Plan a…