Willtravelwithkids – on Travel with Rick Steves!

This week Travel with Rick Steves, my favorite travel podcast/radio show, featured a phone call with Heidi in San Diego!  When we lived in Romania, I signed up for Rick’s monthly newsletter.  In the letter they include information on upcoming recording sessions.  In one letter, Rick was looking for callers who had stories to share… Read More Willtravelwithkids – on Travel with Rick Steves!

Universality of humanity in Israel and Palestine

In October I spent ten days in Israel and Palestine, imbibing personal stories of conflict and trauma, peace and reconciliation.  Crisscrossing through checkpoints and polishing off plates of falafel and homemade maqluba, I immersed in historical narratives and the living history of today.  In the diversity, a common thread was exposed.  Perhaps a banal observation,… Read More Universality of humanity in Israel and Palestine

The Grand Canyon’s North Rim Duck

Parents sometimes go to great lengths to create special moments and learning experiences for children.  At the Grand Canyon’s north rim in Arizona, we dutifully assisted our children with completing their ranger booklets (available for free at the ranger station).  This took a good part of two days to complete successfully.  We hiked several short… Read More The Grand Canyon’s North Rim Duck