Tag: Kids

The Reading Corner

While I have nothing against technology and have read many books on my iPad, I yearn for books as they were. Fat, thin, short, tall, musty, moldy and the highly coveted, fresh-off-the-press. Nowadays, all books look the same. They are skinny, shiny, and they come in one size – tablet. Sigh.¬†While I have all but given in to the convenience and economy of e-books, … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Three

At first, I wasn’t very sure I wanted to spend a sunny July afternoon inside a museum, but boy was I wrong. First of all, this isn’t your typical museum, confined within walls, this opens out into a field where aircrafts are flown and Ford Model T rides are raced, well, not exactly raced but you get the idea.

Just three miles from the scenic … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Two

There are two ways of getting to the summit of Mount Battie in Camden State Park, the easy way and the hard way. If you, like us, want to take the path less traveled, then trudge through the Nature Trail (1.2 miles), cross the auto road (the easy way), and then hike the remaining 0.5 miles. Once at the top, you will find a stern-looking … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day One

While I have fallen behind in my chronicling of this year’s Spring adventures, I will have you know that we are already dusting off our hiking boots and unpacking our recently acquired luggage paraphernalia (read baby travel gear) at a lakeside lodge in midcoast Maine.

We plan to have many lobster dinners, albeit cold ones. Hot dinners are a luxury when you are traveling with … Read the rest

Baby in the Backseat – Tips for a Long Road Trip

I have been busy. Super busy. The little one is commando crawling, which means we have been baby proofing. Also, he does not like being in his car seat when he is awake so we are having to re-think long road trips. So far, we have been to the Springfield Museums and the Niagara Falls with him. The first one was a breeze but the … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Easter Bunny

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.¬† And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

– Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. I have driven past his … Read the rest

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!


Children Not Allowed

“Sorry, you have to be at least 18 to stay at our inn,” a polite voice informed me from the other end of the line. What was formerly a relief has turned into a hassle. Not too long ago, I would have happily voted for child-free flights and turned cartwheels at the mere mention of a hotel with a ban on sippy cups. But that … Read the rest

Travel Resolution for 2012

It is easy to make resolutions. But it is hard to follow them. So I have decided to keep it simple this year. Instead of drawing up a list of places I want to visit and peaks I want to bag, I have just one travel resolution.

Pack up that diaper bag, pick up the baby, lock the front door and leave the house!

As … Read the rest