Easy, Pretty Hikes Near Pittsburgh! Looking for some great hiking in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, within an hour of Pittsburgh? Want options good for the whole family, from kids to adults? Think beyond Ohiopyle to explore the easy and gratifying options at Linn Run State Park and Forbes State Forest in Ligonier, PA!… [Read More]
Travel and Life With Kids:
As a mother of two little kids, I know that travel with Little Ones can be hilarious, exhausting, enlightening, and insane! Use these articles for ideas about where to adventure with your children -- both close to home and far away -- and tips on juggling life as a parent.
What Does Improving Lives Involve? As a teacher of both adults and teens for the past 16 years, it turns out that some of the most important and impactful lessons I’ve taught have been about LIFE — not just English. For the first time, I’m compiling over 30 of my most useful tips about better… [Read More]
How Can Travel with Kids Be Easier? One of the hardest parts of family travel is trying to fall asleep in one tiny hotel room with your snoring — or loudly singing — children. (Nothing like the 2am “MAMA, WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND!” game.) Thus, when I learned that Smugglers’ Notch… [Read More]
A Master Class in How to Be Inclusive… You don’t realize how NOT inclusive much of the world is until you step into a space that actually welcomes you. Suddenly, relaxation flows. You feel comfortable, exactly as you are — no matter who you are. Can We Define “Inclusiveness?” Before we talk about this magical… [Read More]
See the hometown of Fred Rogers in Pennsylvania! Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a beautiful part of my childhood, and it’s been a delight to see my own children rapt at Fred’s show. Much was my excitement, then, in realizing that there is an entire historic Fred Rogers Trail that YOU can explore in southwestern Pennsylvania!… [Read More]
Looking for a great Canada vacation? Look no further! Our road trip through Quebec province via Montreal, Mont Tremblant (the Laurentian Mountains), and Quebec City was splendid, and I’d like to share the itinerary with you so you can choose which stops and route might best fit YOUR travel cravings. We took this trip with… [Read More]