Resident Free Tuesdays at Balboa Park in San Diego

Balboa Park Resident Free Tuesdays For me, every summer is a great opportunity to spend lots of quality time with my family....more

A Child’s Christmas In NYC

Many families in the greater metropolitan area take a trip to New York City during the holiday season to share in the spectacle. New York City knows how to put on a show. From the gigantic open-air Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center to the recent Santacon in Times Square, New York City does Christmas BIG. When it comes to decorated windows, there's a group of stores—Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Bloomingdales—that make it their business to make their windows worth a special trip....more

Great 1-Night Trips: Dearborn, MI

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ASTC Museum Passport Program

ASTC Passport Program A great way to gain access to hundreds of museums nationwide is through the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) passport program. Purchase a pass at one of the participating centers for free or reduced admission to other centers throughout the country. This is an excellent resource for traveling families. ...more

The Mother Load of Art

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Kids OFF The Couch - Memorial Day Weekend 2011!

It's a sunny Monday is LaLaland, and hopefully it's the same where you are too - so get your BBQ prep done early (while the kids are studying for exams or finishing up their spring sports). We've had a chance to look at most of the new art shows around our town, so you can have the summer's cultural outings planned before June even begins....more

Savage Beauty: The Alexander McQueen Exhibition

Last week, I took a few days off and traveled to New York. Surprisingly, I had never been there before, and I was dying to see the Alexander McQueen retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art....more

Free things to do!

I often feel I am the only person in town that takes advantage of our proximity to Washington D.C. Whenever I meet other moms and we talk about all the things to do in our area, they typically say how they want to visit the National Zoo, one of the many Smithsonians, Want to, even if they have lived here for years. Well enough of the excuses ladies! This weekend, Bank of America customers get into select museums for free, courtesy of their Museums On Us program. It runs the first weekend of each month....more

The Best & Worst of Italy 2010

Following is my serendipitous selection of the Good-Buono, the Bad & the Ugly-Brutto of Life in Italy 2010.  Feel free to add your own. milano buono      Milan’s train station grows up – and starts adding slick services & fancy stores for passengers....more