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  • The land of the big trees

    The land of the big trees
    These magnificent parks mark the far northern quarter of California's map with green splotches near its coastline. Redwood is one of America's least-visited national parks but not for its lack of beauty; it has that hands down, what with 2,000-year-old...
  • Berkeley Kite Festival flies high over Northern California July 26 and 27

    Tom McAlister refers to himself as the "last dog standing" -- or maybe it should be flying? -- among the handful of kite stores that once did business in the San Francisco Bay area. "We have modest expectations, so we've been able to stick it out,"...
  • Paris, City of Light, shines brightest during the holidays

    Paris The trouble with going to Paris at Christmas is, unless you are rich, you can't go every year. Which presents a problem. We went to Paris last Christmas, and this year the holiday already feels anticlimactic. Oh, I'm spinning the traditional stay-...
  • Valentine's Day weekend? Get outta town!

    Valentine's Day weekend? Get outta town!
    Why stick with the traditional roses and in-town dinner when so many special hotel packages are just a short drive or train ride away? As new developments and hidden finds are popping up in neighborhoods such as Old Town Pasadena and South Pasadena,...
  • Family vacation at Willow-Witt Ranch in Oregon

    Family vacation at Willow-Witt Ranch in Oregon
    Here are some unintended consequences of our family's late-August vacation at the Willow-Witt Ranch in southern Oregon: Our children, then 22 months and 4, prefer fresh goat's milk to the store-bought stuff from a cow. They also think it is...
  • 'Making Toast: A Family Story' by Roger Rosenblatt

    'Making Toast: A Family Story' by Roger Rosenblatt
    Making Toast A Family Story Roger Rosenblatt Ecco: 168 pp., $21.99 On Dec. 8, 2007, the day that Amy Rosenblatt Solomon collapsed on the treadmill and died, her parents, Roger and Ginny Rosenblatt, drove from their Long Island home to be with Amy's...
  • Children’s museums take a hands-on approach to little visitors

    Children’s museums take a hands-on approach to little visitors
    As our theater seats rocked back and forth for "takeoff," the kids watching the 4-D animated film "Journey to the Center of the Barnett Shale" at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History squealed in unison. We had been sprayed with so much mist that...
  • Tips for cheap family travel

    Tips for cheap family travel
  • Dollywood perfect for family vacations

  • First-timer finds that there might be something small cruises

    When a trusted friend told me she loved her last cruise, my curiosity piqued. After all, she lives in a downtown loft and knows her Claret from her Cabernet. Still, I could hardly believe she willingly boarded (more than once) one of those vessels built...
  • Composer Michael Daugherty hears the sounds of America

    Composer Michael Daugherty hears the sounds of America
    Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana....