Dancing the Walkway Over the Hudson

Alex and I Danced the Bridge | Walkway Over the Hudson

Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, and yes, I’ll say it, I conquered. My traveling companion, thirteen-year-old Alex and I, rose early on a stunningly bright Saturday morning with plans to take on a Guinness Book World Record. We joined our friend Traci, of GoBigorGoHomeBlog.com, for an attempt at the world’s longest chorus line. … Read more

Stowe – A Sweet Family Ski Resort

Stowe Family | Stowe, Vermont

The last race of our winter season brought us back to Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont for the Sugar Slalom. History and tradition come alive at the festive weekend event, a 70-plus annual event that pits serious athletes side-by-side revelers dressed in tutus and banana costumes. And because it’s Vermont, this rite of spring features … Read more

20 Ideas for Winter Fun

Snow on the forecast? I say, “Bring it on!” Dropping temperatures and snow-laden landscapes offer new opportunities to create special family memories. But in the weeks following the solstice, daylight hours are in short supply as is time for  outdoor play.  To counter the temptation to hibernate, I’m compiling a list of ideas for winter … Read more

Ski Deals for Thanksgiving Travel

As fall foliage fades and summer memories grow distant, I begin to dream of the next family vacation. Fortunately, the next trip is coming up soon as we celebrate an annual family tradition of Thanksgiving travel. This year we’re feeling especially grateful because resorts are bending over backwards to make up for last season’s lackluster … Read more

Ski Camp Gives Kids an Extra Edge

ski camp

Long before ski race teams meet for the first time on the slopes, young competitors prep for the season. Throughout the year, elite ski racers follow a weight training and exercise regimen to maintain top form. In the weeks preceding opening day at their  home ski resort, teams schedule the ski boot fitting.  But what sets … Read more