It’s time to think cold thoughts. Cold, as in get me out of this heat! Cold, as in snow.
It’s the middle of summer, and chances are you’re indoors right now, a refugee from the unbearable heat. Maybe you’re imagining a cool family vacation. Read more “This is a cool family vacation”
Maybe you laughed when I said Santa Fe was hot last week. That’s not hot! Betcha you wouldn’t go somewhere like Scottsdale in August.
Oh, but I would. Read more “Scottsdale in the summer? I’m not kidding.”
What can I say about Santa Fe? It’s a hot destination, especially this time of year when the average daytime highs are in the mid-80s.
But I’m not talking about the temperatures or even the fiery-hot cuisine. (Beware of the salsa!) Santa Fe is now an all-around great place to be for other reasons, especially if you’re traveling with your family. Read more “Why Santa Fe is a hot destination for families”
If you’re traveling for the first time with your kids this summer, I have a little advice for you: Don’t panic! Parents make mistakes when they travel, and I know because I’ve been one of them. But I can help.
I would love to share an anecdote about the worst moment I ever experienced while traveling with my family. It would involve sugared-up toddlers, full diapers, angry hotel guests, crying infants, and some kind of sweet liquid spilled on a computer keyboard. But that scene has repeated itself so many times that I wouldn’t know which example to choose.
So let me just say this: You will survive, fellow parent. You’ll live to travel another day. If you can limit your kids’ sugar intake, plan age-appropriate activities, and remember not to push them too hard, you might even enjoy it.
Read more “Avoid these mistakes every new parent makes when they travel”
Because I spent 16 years at National Geographic, people often ask me: What’s the best camera for a family vacation?
Then I have to deliver the good news and the bad news. The bad news? I wasn’t a photographer for the Society. (That’s what everyone in the building calls it, as if it’s some kind of secret society.) I wasn’t even at the Yellow Book (more NatGeo-speak for National Geographic Magazine). I was just the reader advocate for National Geographic Traveler.
The good news is: I didn’t waste any opportunity to learn from the photographers I met. And I met plenty of them. They taught me a lot about photography and then sent me on my way to document the last 17 years of family travel. Read more “What is the best camera for a family vacation?”