Japan: the prequel

Japan is an amalgamation of sensory experiences that can rollick your core or offer moments of inner peacefulness.  Japan made me laugh and awed me.  On one level the sophistication of the society (and its technology ) is way ahead of...

How to plan a family vacation

I want to thank Amy Tara Koch for her inspiration in an article she wrote in Conde Nast Traveler magazine on planning a family vacation to Ireland. It was inspiring to read, and made me want to share this, with age-appropriate kids in tow....

Galapagos Adventure

Every year I like to go on a trip with my son, who is now 29; somewhere different that neither of us have seen before. I thought The Galapagos Islands would be an excellent choice, since he loves the water and is a keen swimmer and surfer –...

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