How to survive Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids

On a frenetic holiday weekend, I drove to Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids. Maybe I should have known better. Read more “How to survive Alabama’s Gulf Coast with the kids”

Houston with kids: A far-out adventure in Texas

Houston with kids, in the middle of the summer. If those aren’t the perfect ingredients for a family adventure, then I don’t know what are.

A lot of Houstonians flee to the mountains during the hottest months, seeking relief from the 90-degree temperatures and oppressive humidity in Colorado or New Mexico. Read more “Houston with kids: A far-out adventure in Texas”

Take your family to the water now: an expert guide

Even though I call Arizona home, I never waste an opportunity to take my family to the water. And there’s never been a better time of year than now, in the final, fiery throes of summer. Read more “Take your family to the water now: an expert guide”

This is a cool family vacation

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”

Scottsdale in the summer? I’m not kidding.

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.”