Entries for November, 2011

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Best Family Ski Resorts in the Western USA

Best Family Ski Resorts in the Western USA

November 28, 2011 No Comments Powder snow, crisp mountain air, lush evergreens blanketed white… ski season has arrived, bringing an exciting array of winter sports that are great fun for the whole family. Listed alphabetically, the following ski resort towns and villages are among the very best for families in the western USA and feature a host of recreational activities ...

 

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

Do you know the way to San Jose?

November 26, 2011 No Comments Do you know the way to San Jose? Of course you do, if you’ve ever driven between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as I have many, many times. Possibly more times than I’ve ever wanted to drive the 101 freeway, which is why I decided on a recent such trip to make a stop in ...

 

Exploring and Eating in Birmingham, Alabama

Exploring and Eating in Birmingham, Alabama

November 25, 2011 No Comments A recent trip to Birmingham, Alabama showed us art, history, and a great city view. But one of the most enjoyable past times in this interesting Southern city is – dining. We indulged in some wonderful meals in town, consoling ourselves with the caloric input as we walked almost everywhere in the heart of the ...

 

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A Snowy Yosemite Holiday

A Snowy Yosemite Holiday

November 24, 2011 No Comments I remember the first time I saw Yosemite National Park. My children and I were staying in Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes California). It was a steamy July, and I was still so new to the navigation of mountain roads with my kids along that I opted not to navigate them into the park. Instead, I took ...

 

Sweet Visit Alabama: Mardi Gras in Mobile

Sweet Visit Alabama: Mardi Gras in Mobile

November 24, 2011 No Comments Of any state we’ve traveled through, Alabama is probably the state where my children and I consumed the most sugar. We were constantly trying sweet iced tea, sweet mint tea, fresh limeade, lemonade, and sweet fruit ices. And it wasn’t even summer when we were there. In fact, we visited at Mardi Gras time. Mari ...

 

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Exploring History in Birmingham, Alabama

Exploring History in Birmingham, Alabama

November 23, 2011 No Comments Here’s the thing: how do you tear your children away from a wonderful first-time visit to New York City, exploring Central Park, the grand museums, and eating their way through Little Italy and Chinatown and tell them, next stop, Birmingham? Well, no matter what you say, there’s going to be a little momentary disappointment. In ...

 

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Going on a Road Trip – Family Style

Going on a Road Trip – Family Style

November 20, 2011 No Comments Like any other form of travel, road trips take time and planning, especially with the children in tow. I’ve always preferred road trips to almost any other form of vacation transportation, although time constraints versus long distances or overseas trips obviously preclude them. For us, the advantage is being able to tote a lot of ...

 

Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport Essington Pros and Cons

Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport Essington Pros and Cons

November 20, 2011 No Comments Paid $99+tax on business rate; arrived at 8 pm and left at 4 am PROs  Very close to Philadelphia Airport so convenient if you have early departure or late arrival Free breakfast starts at 5am weekdays and 6:30am weekends but I left at 4am so cannot comment on food Was clean Check-in person was cooperative ...

 

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The Heart of Ohio is in Cleveland

The Heart of Ohio is in Cleveland

November 18, 2011 No Comments Long ago I thought the Huey Lewis and the News Song “The Heart of Rock and Roll” had lyrics which espoused that the heart was in Cleveland. I was wrong, the actual lyrics are that the heart of rock and roll is still beating. However, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it’s ...

 

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California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and  Relatives

California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and Relatives

November 17, 2011 No Comments The holidays are coming on strong this year, with seasons greetings managing to greet you, ready or not, in the malls, grocery stores, and street corners. And with the holidays arriving, so do out of town relatives, ready for a visit with you and kids. And, sometimes those relatives want to see a little bit ...

 

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