Got BBQ? Announcing the First of Our Food Excursions for BlogHer Food '13

On the first night of BlogHer Food '13, we will be offering several no-host excursions led by Austin foodies to give our attendees a sense of the local epicurean delights. One of these excursions will be led by Amanda Cowan, of Food on the Table, to go to one what Bon Appetit crowned as the best barbecue in America: Franklin Barbecue. ...more
I'm so excited about this! I've gone to Franklin twice, but I've always been too late! Hopefully ... more

Things to Avoid While Road Tripping With Kids

We are a reluctant group of road warriors. With family spaced out up to 10-12 hours in 3 different directions, we spend a lot of time making road trips to get in some quality time with them because we don't have a small fortune to invest in (or an extra child we can put on eBay to fund) plane tickets. And also because you can force me to drive 12 hours with 2 kids (4 and 2) any day before you will ever get me to agree to trap myself in an airport and on a plane with them. ...more
We take road trips with our five kids (all under age 10) all the time. One of the things we do ... more