Kids do the darnedest things on vacation. Their antics include dangling off cliffs in Utah, immersing themselves to the icy waves of the Gulf of Alaska, and braving some of the world’s most hazardous roads in Africa. I know because that’s what my children have done — and it scared the living daylights out of me. “This is the most dangerous thing I’ve done with my kids on vacation”
Our return to Paris was all but a sure thing. We had our passports. We’d spent weeks brushing up our French in Duolingo. We were even arguing about the best apartments on HomeAway.
And then life happened.
It wasn’t one thing that sunk our summer plans in Paris. Instead, it was a lot of little things, including some paperwork issues, school schedules and, of course, the funds. In the end, it’s always about money, isn’t it? “You can always go back. But should you?”
Hey, can you keep a secret? It’s free museum day. That’s how you save a few bucks while you’re on vacation, and maybe even see another side of your destination. “Can you keep this vacation secret about free museum day?”
You’ve probably read one or two travel stories that advise you to become a vacation contrarian. By zigging when everyone else zags, you can save money and avoid crowds, they claim. But that could be a serious vacation mistake.
I know because I’ve taken that advice. “Read this before you make a vacation mistake”
If you’ve ever lost someone on vacation, you probably know it’s disruptive, if not disappointing. And by “lost” I don’t mean you can’t find junior at the beach. I’m talking about losing a member of your party for days — or longer — to sickness or injury.
I’ll never forget the winter we tried skiing at Kirkwood Ski Resort in Northern California, one of the most challenging mountains in America. My son Aren exited on a stretcher on the first day after a bad landing on an almost-vertical slope. He was out for the rest of the season.
“What to do when you’re “lost” on vacation”