Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

With most of the United States in a freeze, what can you and your family do that doesn’t require being outside? Well, lots actually. Here are our Top Ten things to do when the weather outside is frightful. 1. Visit a Museum. Just admit it– there is at least one museum in your city that you have never been to. Believe me, this is more … Continue reading Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

Travel’s “New Black” is GRAY

I was just reading this month’s edition of Washington FAMILY Magazine, and I have to say, I am pretty inspired. This month’s issue is all about getting outside, enjoying the spring, and CAMPS GALORE! As you know, Dear Reader, I’m all about the great outdoors, so I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite outings, and remind you of others I’ve … Continue reading Travel’s “New Black” is GRAY

Stranded at the Airport: DOs and DON’TS

This post is dedicated to the thousands of people stranded in European airports this week due to the Icelandic volcano activity. We’ve all been there- stuck at the airport due to our flight’s cancellation. Our previously post listed ways to get help from the gate agents. However, the reports this week of thousands of flights being canceled due to safety have not only left people … Continue reading Stranded at the Airport: DOs and DON’TS

TRAVEL MUSIC: Mother Goose Rocks CD

I have been a fan of this series since discovering them a few years ago. After all, I’m a music industry vet whose life revolved around contemporary tuneage for so many years. OK I’ll say it- I’m a music snob. So finding nursery rhyme tunes for our son to enjoy that won’t make mommy’s head explode is imperative. Mother Goose Rocks is a collection of … Continue reading TRAVEL MUSIC: Mother Goose Rocks CD

TRAVEL TIP: Save Your Spot at the Airport NOW

Believe it or not, you can reserve a parking spot for yourself at a number of American airports. You may also consider validated parking if you don’t mind the investment (convenience can get very costly). Since many of the parking lots will be sold out in about a week, we recommend that you reserve a spot now (if you’re so lucky as to be using … Continue reading TRAVEL TIP: Save Your Spot at the Airport NOW

TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

Sippy cups are great for kids, but when you’re driving, they often become something more like slippy cups. Enter these cute Travel Cups for kids by Contigo. They have a proprietary technology they call AUTOSEAL®, and even if name says it all, I’d be remiss if I didn’t try to explain how it works. Each time your child finishes taking a sip, the cup automatically … Continue reading TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

Thanksgiving weekend, November 2009, turned out to be a bit of a turkey, actually. In fact, according to the AAA,  2.3 million Americans flew over the holiday weekend. Now compare that to the year 2000 (which was a banner year for the economy BTW), it’s a big drop —  62 percent ! That’s right, in 2000 three times, or almost  6.2 million people flew. AAA … Continue reading UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey