What's up, Gertrude? We were a lot more interested in her than she was in us, I'm afraid. Gertrude was one of the 1,800-pound bison we encountered on a snowshoe trek around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park one cold winter day.
I love Yellowstone in winter -- no crowds, lots of animals and...Read more
See if the kids can name an everyday product that was invented in Seattle.
Seattle, of course, has long been home to innovators -- everyone from Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos, who started Amazon, to Bill Boeing. Costco started in Seattle, so did Starbucks...Read more
They were among the best baseball players in the United States, traveling cross-country to play the game they loved before cheering fans. But they were often forced to sleep on their bus and eat peanut butter crackers.
"They could fill up the ballpark but couldn't get a meal or a place to stay from the same fans that had just cheered them," ...Read more
In the historic Sicilian town of Taormina, Aldo Valerio greets us like friends he hasn't seen in a long while, with effusive hugs and kisses.
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The bike rack at the Telluride gondola is full with snow-dusted bikes, as well as a stroller or two. No wonder. Tiny Telluride is a popular place. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the mountain range has the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America. That means much of the historic town -- at 8...Read more
Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy: Single Motherhood,Adoption,and Abortion Questions and ResourcesTyne Traverson
This book asks essential questions about single motherhood, adoption, and abortion to help you carefully think through your decisions about your unplanned pregnancy. Practical information in its resource chapters streamline your search for qualified assistance and save time.
What a view! We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed. "You don't realize how big it really is until you're here," said Christopher Morales, 15.
Forget the ubiquitous and delicious French macarons. "Parisians are very keen on eclairs now," said Edouard Morhange, as he ushers us into a shop called L'Atelier de L'eclair on the rue Bachaumont where all they sell are delectable eclairs -- strawberry, caramel, chocolate...
Morhange, who lives nearby and is on the board of the Paris Greeter (...Read more
I'm so tired of hotels and resorts touting kids-eat-free programs limited to traditional kids menus. Do we want to encourage children to eat a steady diet of mac and cheese, chicken fingers, hot dogs and fries? Do kids, once they are in kindergarten, even want that? Not the kids I know who love sushi and steak. Not their parents either.
Kim ...Read more
Read any good books lately? I'm thinking the kind of book that will enhance a travel experience for you and your kids, whatever their ages.
I know a lot of kids don't even read "real" books anymore. Everyone is all about interactive books kids can read on tablets with all sorts of fun features. But there's still something to be said for ...Read more
Forget the latest theme park attractions. How about a farm tour or cooking lesson on your next trip to Orlando?
OK, maybe not, though Grande Lakes Orlando, home to the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott, does both and JW Marriott Executive Chef Jadan Sheive points to the popularity of the resort's new ...Read more
Hello, Autumn! No, not the season, though we are less than a month away from my favorite season, but Autumn the beautiful, slightly over two pounds Harris Hawk, who lands on my gloved arm. She's actually named Fomhar (Gaelic for autumn).
I can't stop thinking about Beverly Unger. I met the spry 91-year-old grandmother from Victoria, Canada, a few weeks ago. She was cruising with her 17-year-old grandson in Ireland and Britain, touring historic sites, picturesque ports, churches and more, navigating tenders in bumpy seas. I hope I've got half her stamina when I'm her age!
"When ...Read more
New York, of course, is always tops on tweens and teens lists of wanna-go places. In fact, according to NYC tourism officials, a record-breaking 17.2 million family visitors with kids under 18 visited New York last year.
If you have a few days before school starts, it turns out August is a good time. Sure it may be hot, but with business ...Read more