Business Travel When a Kid Is Sick

Zzzzzzz. It never fails — you’re getting ready to leave on a trip (be it business or fun) and suddenly the throat gets scratchy. Maybe there’s a cough or two,...

Meeting Hello Kitty Over Tea

My daughter’s six years of life are complete (at least to her) — she has met her idol. No, it’s not Barbie or any of the Disney princesses (thank...

#FriFotos: Lake Michigan through the Trees

The Tunnel of Trees on Highway 119 in northern lower Michigan. A snowy northern lower Michigan drive along Highway 119 takes travelers through the Tunnel of Trees. In the winter, it’s ...

Weekend Getaway to Inn at Bay Harbor, Michigan

Sometimes a hotel is more than just a place to rest your head for the night. Instead, it’s a destination in itself, a place you find yourself not wanting...

Falling for Fallingwater in Pennsylvania

View of the falls. A trip to western Pennsylvania isn’t complete without a drive through the countryside and a visit to one of the many landmarks in the region. My husband and I...

Wordless Wednesday: Eat Bread

Eat R Bread? OK. I saw this as I was driving through town the other day and couldn’t help but snap a photo. What do you think, clever marketing ploy...

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum

Do children and museums mix? They do when it’s the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a three-story building on Pittsburgh‘s North Side. The building connects historic buildings in the city: the Allegheny...

Family Visit to the Michigan Science Center

I’m all about mixing and combining and multi-tasking; what mom isn’t? The Michigan Science Center knows this — and knows that providing an interactive approach to science helps kids young and...

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

I boiled two dozen eggs this morning for the kids to decorate for Easter. Of these, guess how many broke in the pot while...

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...