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I started this blog on February 10, 2006 at the recommendation of journalist friend and tech expert Dwight Silverman;  I was retiring from the Navy and planning to be a writer, and he said, “If you’re going to be a writer, you need to have a blog.” Hmmm, well alrighty, […]

It’s been a great run, but it’s time to go


Most bloggers like to keep up with their blog’s statistics and analytics, to see how we’re doing over time with our readers. I’m no exception, and I thought you might be interested in some of the data from the last six months about popular items on this blog. The source […]

Stats Woman: posts and info you love on Family Travel


Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in a single blog post.  Thanks very much to The Vacation Gals for hosting the last edition; the next one is on the Perceptive Travel Blog on June 30. If you’d like to host on your […]

Carnival of Cities for 16 June 2010



Today is the 4th anniversary of the Family Travel blog here on the BootsnAll Travel Network.  True story – this blog is here because of books. I first heard about BootsnAll from Stephanie Elizondo Griest on a travel writer’s panel at the stupendously great annual Texas Book Festival in Austin. The very first […]

Happy Fourth Birthday, Dear Blog


Welcome to the February 10, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities; the blog carnival where we take a trip around the world in one blog post. This is a special edition of the Carnival – hurray! – because today is the 4th birthday for the Family Travel Logue here […]

Carnival of Cities for 10 February 2010


The Family Travel Guide has a new Facebook Fan Page; it’s one of the ways we’re working with the BootsnAll Travel Network to get the word out about this blog (which will celebrate its 4th bloggy birthday on February 10, 2010 – can you believe it?!) Right now the Page […]

We have a new Facebook Fan Page







Allow me to veer off into techie stuff for a moment, but only to change your online life entirely…. To keep up with the latest postings in Family Travel: See The World With Your Kids, you need RSS (Really Simple Syndication) unless you don’t mind manually coming back to this blog each day […]

What the Heck’s an RSS Feed & Why Do You ...