Now’s the Time for Bald Eagles in Maryland

I write a lot of content about the Mid-Atlantic region for print publications so I try to reserve this blog for the really fun stuff — exotic, or at least far-flung, travel locales.  But today I’m making an exception and posting about something close to home — the zillions of bald eagles that congregate at Conowingo Dam in Conowingo, Maryland during the fall and early winter.   

I spent an unseasonably warm day at Conowingo  last week checking out those eagles and wrote about my experience in my weekly “Native Delaware” column for The (Wilmington, Del.) News-Journal.

Here’s a link to that piece. And, okay, I didn’t see a zillion eagles but I did spot a dozen in less than an hour. How cool is that?


Alaska Cruises Aren’t Just for the Blue-Haired Crowd

My sons on a rare moment on board when they weren't hanging out in the kids' and teen clubs.


I took  my mom on an Alaskan cruise when she turned 80. I knew she would have fun but I feared that my kids wouldn’t have a single play mate in the kids’ club. I was sure that everyone on the ship would be an octogenarian. 

I was happy to be proven wrong. The kids’ club always had a sizable crowd and the teens’ club teemed with adolescents.  (The too-cool-for-school older teens tended to avoid the place.)

Is an Alaskan cruise right for your family? Read my guest blog on Destination Go to learn more about cruising Alaska with kids: