Fun Things to do with Kids in Old Quebec City

It’s pretty cool when you can hop in your car and drive to another country—especially one that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported someplace vastly different from home. I’d long heard about the European vibe of Old Québec, with its alluring labyrinth of cobblestone streets and classic French flair, yet despite the easy access from our home in New York, we had never visited. Though it had long been in my mind to head north to Québec during {Read More}

Washington, DC with Kids – A Weekend Itinerary

Washington, DC is a quintessential family destination.  With so much to do and see it can be tough to narrow down the choices to decide what to fit in to a weekend visit.  I think that the important thing to remember with any trip is that you’re not going to be able to do it all.  The key is to narrow your focus to a few great places and activities–this strategy makes for a more relaxed visit and happier kids {Read More}

Washington, DC for Families – Touring the Monuments by Bike

Over Columbus Day weekend the girls and I took a mother-daughters road trip down to Washington, DC.  Depending on the traffic, the DC metro area is about a 5 hour drive from our house in Westchester County, New York, just outside of New York City.  Because the girls had a half-day that Friday, we were able to get on the road by noon which helped us avoid the bulk of the rush hour volume and we pulled into our weekend {Read More}

National Geographic’s International Photography Contest for Kids

This past weekend, my girls and I set out to explore Washington, DC.  It was a bit of a whirlwind and we did our best to experience as much as we could in only two days time.  We’d only visited DC once before as a family.  Four years ago I ran the Marine Corps Marathon (an awesome marathon if you’re in the market), and we spent the days before the race visiting the some of the Smithsonian museums and taking {Read More}

Eat Well on the Road with Westin and Super Chefs!

One of the greatest challenges families face while traveling is maintaining healthy eating habits while on the road. Fast food establishments tend to dominate the market and though several of these have begun to move toward healthier offerings, menus still primarily feature too-large portions of greasy, salt and sugar-laden choices. Many major hotel chains are home to restaurant franchises whose menus are just a step above those of big, fast food chains with lots of breaded, fried, and heavily sauced {Read More}