Memory

Little Glass Bluebirds: A Mini Travel Memoir

There once was a small glass bluebird hanging above the deck at my grandparents’ “cabin” near the Snake River. Of all of the details I remember about this little Eisenhower-era two-bedroom trailer, this bluebird was always one of my favorites. ...
Do, See

Making Lake Powell Houseboat Memories

Looking across the roof of the houseboat in the darkness, all I could see was a mass of sleeping bags and pillows. Just a minute before I had heard giggling, and had come up top to see what was keeping ...
Tips

How to Fly with Children: A Survivor’s Guide

While family vacations are fun, getting there and back again can sometimes be stressful. So, we’ve put together for you a few of my strategies for preparing for, surviving, and even enjoying a flight with children. Airline Policies Do you ...
Do, See, Stay

Vacation in Keystone Colorado

Some people wish for a vacation in Keystone Colorado that’s away from it all. And some want to be right in the heart of things. Decatur 1812 is uniquely able to satisfy both tastes, whether you crave solitude or adventure, ...
Tips
rainy vacation

Making the Most of a Rainy Vacation

It had rained for three days straight, and the roads were beginning to flood. My husband and I and our three young children were trapped by an extended spring downpour in the most beautiful valley in the Black Hills of ...
Do, Eat

Caribbean Chocolate Lovers Vacations – Family Style

As if dramatic mountain peaks, quiet volcanic beaches and endless summer weather aren’t enough, families visiting the Caribbean can also enjoy the fruits of the islands’ 200-year-old cocoa traditions. In fact, there is a thriving community of hotels, restaurants, spas ...
Do, See, Tips

Costa Rica Tours for Families

Families love Costa Rica for its laid-back atmosphere, it’s exhilarating natural attractions, and it’s setting in paradise. There are more things to do in Costa Rica than you will have time for, whether you plan to stay two days or ...