Austria, Go! Europe

Vienna’s New Optical Illusions Museum

Tucked just a block off the popular Graben walking street is a brand new optical illusion museum. Come with us and know all about it!
Austria, Go! Europe

Seven Fun Things to Know About Traveling in Austria with Kids

Austria is one of the best places in the world to live with or travel with kids.  There are information …
Go! Europe, UK

The Thames Valley Close-Up

On a recent visit to Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford England, I zoomed in!  read all about it at Wandering What …
A Multicultural Home, Local Fun

Travel Birthdays – Without Leaving Home!

Why have a Disney party or a shark party when you can have a party that travels?  Get your kids …
Around Town, Local Fun

The Pan-Asian Experiment

The Pan-Asian Experiment: With teens!  Without leaving home! It was a rainy Saturday and we were stuck in Seattle. My …
A Multicultural Home, Local Fun

Experiencing Cuba!

We’d love to visit Cuba.  Given the obstacles, it’s not in the cards for us at the moment but we’re …
Tips, Tricks, and Trivia, Travel Tips

Ten Tiny Tips for Terrific Travel

1. Before you leave home, throw a half dozen empty sealable plastic baggies of different sizes into your luggage. 2. …
Random Bits of Travel Advice and Philosophy, Tips, Tricks, and Trivia

Even More Travel Journal Ideas

Most travel journals have one or two tedious full-day entries, a few more scattered attempts at daily documentation, and then …
Go! Americas, Pacific Northwest, Printables

Seattle Scavenger Hunt

Planning a visit to Seattle?  Or do you live in Seattle and want to enjoy a downtown day with your …

Bill Richards and Ashley Steel are the authors of "Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids", from Rumble Books. The book is packed with bulleted lists of travel tips, fill-in pages for packing and journaling, ideas for inflight entertainment, strategies for browsing museums with kids, and much more. It is unlike other family travel books in that it is not about where to go. "Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids" details how to make any family trip smarter and more fun!

Get Ready!

Interviewed About Our Second Book!


Interviewed About Our Book!


Preparation is More Important Than Plane Tickets


Go Asia!

Ready to Visit Vietnam?


Thailand Close-Up!


Two Days In Taipei


Go Americas!

Digging Up My Own Past: A Visit to the LaBrea Tar Pits


How I Spent My Christmas Vacation in Panama: Part Two


How I Spent My Christmas Vacation in Panama: Part One

loose. “1b (1) having worked partly free from attachments. 1b (2) having relative freedom of movement. 2a free from a state of confinement, restraint, or obligation.”    –Miriam-Webster On-line Dictionary.