If you have to spend the summer unemployed, you could have it a lot worse: a couple of former federal employees who were laid off in January have spent the summer on the road with their six-month-old. They’re at number twenty-two on a trip to hit all thirty Major League Baseball ballparks. I can’t decide […]
Some would call life with three kids a bit of a zoo. For the Taviano family, it really is. Fifty-two zoos, to be exact, visited over a stretch of fifty-two weeks by the Ohio family of five. They started last August in Louisville and wrapped up their “Zoo Year” this week in Columbus, Ohio.
Would you like to have breakfast with a giraffe? These friendly giants will stick their necks out, literally, to spend some quality time with your family during your morning meal. In Kenya, in the shadows of Mount Kilmanjaro, there resides a English styled manor that was built in the colonial era. The 140-acre grounds have […]
Like doing stuff for free? Do you live in San Francisco or will you be visiting anytime soon? Take advantage of some of the fabulous free events and free admissions to an pretty awesome array of culture, music, and science. From seeing the San Francisco Symphony, checking out priceless art or cold chillin’ with some […]
I don’t fly (my husband refuses), but Lisa Unger’s frequent flier article over at the NY Times this week had me groaning in total agreement. I too have plane shame – or the road-tripping parent’s equivalent. Where I once traveled with one bag in hand, I now carry six. And it’s all due to the […]
Disneyland makes the claim that it is the “happiest place on earth.” Many a parent shudders to think of bringing their child to such an overwhelming, over stimulating wonderland of sights, sounds and non-stop action.But when done correctly, a trip to Disneyland can be a hassle free festival of pure unadulterated fun, not to be […]
Lucky for me, I live within driving distance of my family and most close friends, because the idea of flying with my kids or worse yet, putting them on a plane by themselves gives me the nervous sweats. I know that’s the reality for plenty of families, though, and there are kids who are far, […]
No matter how education-packed you want your summer vacation to be, sometimes the kids just have to blow off some steam. But you don’t have to blow mega bucks at an amusement park to make it happen. Just find a playground. But not just ANY playground will do, so we’ve found someone who can help.