Yesterday was a very sad day in our house. We had to say goodbye to our 11-year-old Lab Gus who had developed a very aggressive and painful bone cancer.
Five years ago, we visited Colorado Springs for our oldest daughter's freshman Parent Weekend at Colorado College. We brought 13-year-old Melanie--not a happy camper that weekend to have all the attention focused on her older sister--and stayed at the iconic and sprawling Broadmoor resort.
A Denver Post reader told me she was "seething" when she read the column I wrote about Bora Bora being a good bet for families as well as honeymooners. "No…
For those of you who have to touch – just have to – San Francisco's Exploratorium is a must-experience educational hot spot. Upon entering the cavernous space reminiscent of a large train terminal, one is greeted with hundreds of learning stations and interactive exhibits cleverly organized by topic: electricity, sound, and many, many more that we lacked the time to see (we recommend committing at least half the day, or making two or more visits to the Exploratorium in order to take in the full experience).
Haley Woodland may be freezing but she's all smiles.So is her mom Eilizea. Four year old Haley has Cerebral Palsy and has just come in from her ski lesson --…
Plenty of light fluffy snow—close to 400 inches a season. Plenty of sunshine. A place that really loves families.Welcome to Park City, Utah, home to Park City Mountain Resort, famous for its world-class parks and pipes that tweens and teens especially love, as well as innovative children's programs that are changing the way kids learn to ski and snowboard.
I know when times get tough, vacations are the first thing to go. My husband already is grumbling about the Christmas trip I've tentatively planned for us.
I hate being nickeled and dimed when I travel. That's why I hate resort fees for services I probably don't use, fees for accessing the internet at hotels and now, fees to check even one bag on an airplane.
There's always something special about traveling with your kids one-on-one -- whether they're five, 15 or in my case, 22. I just returned from a trip to Italy with my daughter Reggie -- her college graduation trip -- before she headed off for adventures (and a new job) across the country.
No one likes to talk about it but every year, nationwide, an estimated 8,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for injuries involving thrill rides at amusement parks and traveling carnivals; in an average year, three or four die, reports Safe Kids USA