Archive for March 2012

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt in Key Largo

I love the Florida Keys. Way back when, pre-kids, I was PADI open water certified in scuba diving in Key West. I’m looking forward to taking the kids there – perhaps for spring break 2013? Now that my son is Jr. Scuba certified, I’d love to take part in the annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt... Read more »

North Carolina's Crystal Coast

Dust off your flip-flops and get ready to travel and gather unforgettable beach-side memories and a few seashells and sand dollars, too. The Crystal Coast – North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks – has something for everyone in your family: a Civil War era fort for history buffs, wild horses roaming the shores of an uninhabited island for... Read more »

Friends Don't Let Friends Not Travel: nominate a a first-time traveler to win a spot on a Contiki tour!

Here’s a fun contest for the young adult in your life! Do It While You’re Young (, a great website for young women interested in travel, is hosting a “Friends Don’t Let Friends Not Travel” (FDLFNT) contest together with Contiki. Now is your chance to nominate a a first-time traveler to win a spot on a... Read more »

Road Trip Game Ideas!

Battle against the “Are we there yet?”s with these fun, inexpensive road trip games.   Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Before you leave, make a checklist of things you’re likely to pass by on your route. For example, heading out of Illinois and into the prairie yonder, cows, a red barn, a DeKalb corn sign, a... Read more »

Pinterest as a Travel Planner

I was hesitant to enter the wide world of Pinterest… the last thing I need is another social media outlet. However, I am exploring it day by and day and please say a little prayer that I won’t become addicted to it like so many people I know! Today I used Pinterest to create a... Read more »

Explore Motherhood Around the Globe

Did you know that Thursday is International Women’s Day? When I lived in Italy,  La festa della donna (Festival of the Ladies) was one of my favorite days of the year: every March 8th, the men in your life – brothers, husbands, co-workers, sons – treat you a lovely, bright yellow bunch of mimosas, and... Read more »

Explore Black History on a Self-Guided City Walking Tour with More Than a Mapp

Set out on a self-guided Black History walking tour of Chicago  with More Than a Mapp, a free iPhone and iPod app that pinpoints and tells the story behind the important sites of  African-American history that exist all around us in Chicago (and beyond – this app is nation-wide). Since it’s location-enabled, you’ll find more and more sites... Read more »