Barabarca, Isola d’Elba

So, I have a list of places to write about from our travels in the past couple of years. It’s just that I absolutely must tell you about our recent trip to Elba Island before summer is underway. Elba is a small island off the coast of Tuscany, accessible by a one-hour ferry ride. You probably… Continue reading Barabarca, Isola d’Elba

Dreaming of the Emerald Coast

This weekend the boys and I crashed my dad and stepmom’s vacation on Florida’s Emerald Coast. A three hour car ride through southern Alabama to Destin seemed like a small price to pay for this: Sugary, soft white sand reflects the sun so that the Gulf is a beautiful combination of aquamarine and blue and sea… Continue reading Dreaming of the Emerald Coast

Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France

That we weren’t going to drive all the way to Barcelona with two small kids in one day was very clear in the early stages of our planning. Where in the middle of France we would stop was not. In my head at the time, France was Paris and…whatever else. Chateaus and vineyards. Though we… Continue reading Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France

How to Vacation with a Toddler

I must say that the title of this post may be misleading, that is, if you think “vacation” = “relaxation.” If you think you can have a relaxing vacation with a toddler, you’ve never tried. Or you have a nanny coming with you. This post simply is a guide for how to survive a “vacation”… Continue reading How to Vacation with a Toddler