A few weeks ago, I was headed home from Jamaica with my family in tow. We had just spent an exhausting week laying around on the beach, drinking Red Stripe and searching for crabs. With a four-hour flight ahead of us, we were ready for some R&R.
Unfortunately, the family next to us had other ideas.
As soon as our plane took off, they whipped ...Read more
If your household includes children, you likely lost count long ago of the number of bowls of macaroni and cheese you've made, ordered at restaurants, microwaved or poured out of a box. As if by some collective agreement, the stuff becomes locked into our food psyches from an absurdly early age, the very definition of comfort food.
There's good...Read more
My 5-year-old is so giddy, he's doing a happy dance atop his father's shoulders. It's a crisp Saturday morning, and we are standing before Yosemite's Tunnel View with a small group of hikers. The bright sun casts shadows on the iconic El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations as Benjamin regales us with imagined tales of the creatures lurking ...Read more
There are lots of reasons to travel with your kids.
Maybe for your family, it's about wanting to learn about different people and places. It may be because you want to travel yourself and wouldn't think of going without your kids. Maybe you just want to have fun as a family. These are great reasons to hit the road with your kids, and it doesn't...Read more