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Are You Daydreaming About Summer Trips?

Winter and I aren’t the best mix. I always arm myself with a sun lamp and a good book and a can-do attitude, but I still get draggy when the sun sets at 4:34 p.m. and the only thing you can think about when you’re outside is when you’ll

A Genius Kids’ Book for Trips

Speaking of travel, my kids can sit still for about 1.6 seconds on a plane before they start crawling into our laps, chatting up our seat mates and heading on adventures down the aisles. But this book changed everything… Go! My Adventure Journal encourages kids to

What Are Your Favorite Family Vacations?

What kind of vacations do you love? Cities? Lakes? Grandparent hangs? Here are five fun ideas, including a cross-country train trip and a dude ranch (!)… A Road Trip (through New Mexico) Our one-week family road trip through New Mexico felt like a summer rite-of-passage:

Four Fun Things

Nerd alert, but whenever we plan a trip, my secret way of avoiding annoying logistics (do we take a train and then a ferry? wait, what about the bus?) is the website Rome2Rio. You put in point A and point B, and it tells you all

The Best Travel Shoes

What are your go-to travel shoes? Since they can be bulky and heavy to pack, and you want them to be as comfortable as possible for days of adventures, it always feels essential to bring the right pair. Here are three styles the Cup of

What’s Your Must-Pack Travel Item?

My last airplane trip was not without drama… I arrived at the airport nice and early. I always leave time — like, way too much time — to grab water, find a snack, and peruse the duty-free shops for shades of lipstick not available elsewhere,

How Cool Are These Cloud Eggs?

For breakfast, Toby and Anton usually eat cereal or toast, but to jazz it up, how rad are these cloud eggs? You whip up the egg whites, almost like a meringue. What a fun way to start the day! Here’s how to do it… Cloud EggsBy

A Perfect Snacking Cake

I’m not a huge baker, but that changes when the holidays come along… I mean, don’t get me wrong. I am a huge baked goods fan, I’m just more into cooking, a hobby that doesn’t require actual precision and punish you for omitting a single ingredient.

Five-Ingredient Dinner: Pesto Pizza With Fixins

For our five-ingredient dinners series, a reader named Christine loves this pesto pizza with corn, feta and arugula. “Not only is it super fast, but it also feels slightly ‘fancy’ when friends are over. My kids like it, too — although they may ask for the arugula

9 Rules for Better Salads

I know everyone goes all cuckoo for strawberries and rhubarb this time of year, but for me, spring is all about… …bushels of fresh, flavorful greens at the market. Nothing says “warm days are ahead” to me quite like a bite of properly dressed peppery