Travel

Visiting Sutro Baths in San Francisco

This weekend we had 2 hours to spend and we were looking to spend them in San Francisco. Sutro Baths turned out to be a great place to kill a couple hours and meet up with a friend from college. Once a gilded age indoor swimming complex, the Sutro Baths are now ruins inviting graffiti, climbing children,… Read More Visiting Sutro Baths in San Francisco

Travel Planning

One Day in Richmond, VA: Focus on Architecture

I’m planning this trip for a foreign exchange student from Colombia, but I think this would be a great day trip for families with kids in the 10-18 range, especially if they are considering a career in architecture or history! Based on the request, this day is planned for a Thursday, but it would work… Read More One Day in Richmond, VA: Focus on Architecture

Travel Planning

3 Day Twin Cities Itinerary with Middle Schoolers

My Mother-in-Law is looking to take a trip with her niece and nephew to visit family living in St. Paul. What’s fun for her generation isn’t quite in line with what’s fun for the kids, so she asked me to put together an itinerary they could all enjoy! The Cast: 68 year old retired teacher,… Read More 3 Day Twin Cities Itinerary with Middle Schoolers

Travel

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (near Half Moon Bay)

We had plans to visit Pastorino Farms in Half Moon Bay this weekend and I obviously wasn’t going to drive out there without going to the beach! Specifically I was excited to see the tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Fortunately, my interpretation of the tide chart lined up perfectly with a couple hour visit followed… Read More Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (near Half Moon Bay)

Travel Planning

Take Me Away: Planning a Family Weekend in Santa Barbara

I have a serious case of wanderlust, but we’ve already budgeted our vacation days for the year so I have to be creative within the confines of weekends and holidays. Memorial Day then becomes the next opportunity to take a 3 day weekend without dipping into precious vacation days and just happens to be the week… Read More Take Me Away: Planning a Family Weekend in Santa Barbara