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Teachable Trips

Teachable Trips

Fall is a glorious time to be in the Finger Lakes! Crisp days and cool nights. The smell of grapes in the air. Fields bursting with cornstalks and bright orange pumpkins. And, don’t forget the apples ripening on their trees! I recently turned to an experienced...
How well do you really know a city?

How well do you really know a city?

When I flew to New Zealand in February 2020, I was taking the first step towards segueing from writing about parenting and families to writing about traveling. How was I to know that trip would be my one and only series of blog posts before life as we knew it shut...

On to Auckland-February 22, 2020

The flight from San Francisco to Auckland was unexpectedly easy, especially once the stewardesses started pouring Chardonnay! Before putting on my sleep mask, I watched the movie Wild, which seemed like an appropriate choice! By the time I woke up, we were touching...

Vacation Tip: Where to Eat in Chicago

A restaurant has to be really exceptional for me to giveit a five-star rating. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse on West Kinzie was thatgood. After a long day visiting the Shedd Aquarium and strolling around sunny Chicago,we were all starving. The kids and I decided to...

Vacation Tip: Choosing Your Hotel

Fresh from an excellent five-day vacation in San Antonio, Texas, I’m going to write about a few of the considerations that made our trip so enjoyable. Our group included me, my good friend Jeanne, my son Russ, and two of his friends. The first mutual decision Jeanne...