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Use Photos to Engage with Locals on Trips
How to teach your kids to give back and engage with locals while traveling? When visiting poor areas in developing countries, we take Polaroid photos of willing people and give the images to them as gifts. Even in the digital age, many people in rural areas do not photos of themselves.
Virginiaís Mountain Magic: Music, Crafts, Lodging
In Virginiaís southwest and its Blue Ridge Highlands, toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes as well as blends of folk and popular music ring out against the mountains. Along the regionís back roads and main streets, discover the other kind of mountain magic: handmade quilts and pottery plus contemporar
Visit Annapolis, MD, in Fall
Fall is our favorite time to explore Annapolis, MD. The crisp weather and the colorful foliage make a walk through the historic district especially appealing and the weather is still warm enough for sailing or cruise tour.
Washington, D.C., Summer Fun
If visiting Washington, D.C.,this summer with children, take advantage of the DC Cool Kids Contest to win a free return trip next year. Also, bicycle past the monuments at night, watch the new baby panda cub at the zoo, tour the National Archives, take in a baseball game and splash in a new park.
Washington, D.C., Winter Fun
Washington, D.C., is in the spotlight as the city readies for President Obamaís second inauguration, January 21, 2013. Whether you plan be in the District for the festivities or visit the city later this winter, thereís much thatís new and interesting.
Washington, D.C.ís Hidden Gems
Thereís still plenty to enjoy in Washington, D.C., even after you and your family tour the U.S. Capitol, visit the White House, see the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, take in the monuments and memorials and peruse the exhibits at Natural History, Air & Space, American History
Washington, D.C.ís, Other Air and Space Museum
If your visit to the Smithsonianís National Air & Space Museum in downtown Washington, D.C., got you excited about airplanes, then visit its companion facility, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA.
When Trips Go Wrong
Despite the best preparations, some vacations are terrible. These misbegotten journeys become the ones remembered for all the wrong reasons. In Australia, my son, daughter and I discovered how a four-day camping trip could morph into family legend, an experience funny now, but not then.
When Women Have to Pee in Public
Do women need a device for peeing in public? Nature happens, after all, even when we are hiking, rafting, riding a jeep or rocking out at a music festival.
Winter in Yellowstone National Park
Our favorite time to visit Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is winter. After all, the worst thing about Yellowstone National Park is the summer crowds and the best things are the wildlife and the geothermal features. In winter the former are gone and the latter remain.
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