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Camera+ the Ultimate Photo App

Camera+ the Ultimate Photo App | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Camera+ is a powerful and feature-rich photography app for the iPhone. It debuted in 2010 as one of the earliest Camera app alternatives and set the bar for the genre. The app has maintained its we...
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National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City | Family Travel | Scoop.it

"The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) in Mexico City is widely considered one of the world’s best and most important museums. The extensive museum contains the world’s largest collections of prehispanic archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexican and Mesoamerican civilizations.

 

This wonderful museum is vast, on the scale of the Louvre in Paris. With 23 exhibition halls spread over 2 acres, the museum’s curators superbly display some 600,000 artifacts from Mesoamerican cultures, including: Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Olmec, and Maya. You can also find exhibits focused on Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups..."

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Founded in 1542, the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO World Heritage site within Mexico's hilly central highlands, about 170 miles northwest of Mexico City. Known for the beauty o...
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Seattle's Ballard Farmers Market

Seattle's Ballard Farmers Market | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Ballard Farmers Market can be found every Sunday from 10am to 3pm, year round, on historic Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle’s Ballard District. They are only closed if Christmas or New Year’s Day they ...
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A Tower of Wine? Yes, Please!

A Tower of Wine? Yes, Please! | Family Travel | Scoop.it
After a long drive from Portland to Seattle, which happened to be timed with a Seahawks game and a driving rainstorm, we were hungry and exhausted. We were staying at the Westin Seattle and wanted ...
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How D’Artangan Swept Me Off My Feet and All The Way to France

How D’Artangan Swept Me Off My Feet and All The Way to France | Family Travel | Scoop.it
"I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly." —Robert Louis Stevenson Many years ago I bought myself a copy of The...
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Visiting Don Quixote in Mexico

Visiting Don Quixote in Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
The city of Guanajuato (gwah-nah-HWAH-toh) is a cobblestoned colonial gem in the mountains of central Mexico. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a charming and picturesque city with a distinctive E...
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Westin Seattle: A Room With a View

Westin Seattle: A Room With a View | Family Travel | Scoop.it
The cylindrical twin towers of the Westin Seattle are located in the heart of Downtown within easy walking distance to great restaurants, Pike Place Market, Westlake Center, the Monorail, Seattle C...
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The Importance of Manners

The Importance of Manners | Family Travel | Scoop.it
The French put a high value on being polite. In France, like every culture, there is an understood code of conduct and etiquette that is expected of everyone. Part of what makes a culture or commun...
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Our Top 5 Favorite Restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Our Top 5 Favorite Restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
La Fragata  Address: 26th Street between 5th & 1st Ave Hours: Daily 7:00am – 10:00pm Cuisine: Mexican, French, Seafood Recommended Dishes: Everything Comments: Jacques Pépin named this as his p...
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Paris is One Big Playground

Paris is One Big Playground | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Paris is an ideal destination for a family vacation. To the French, family is sacred and they adore children. Families spend a lot of time out and about together, both nuclear and extended families...
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When You Can’t Be There In Person, Travel Virtually

When You Can’t Be There In Person, Travel Virtually | Family Travel | Scoop.it
I love travel and my bucket list of destinations and experiences is a million miles long. Unfortunately, these days, I don’t get to do as much traveling as I’d like. Whether it be money, time, work...
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Pompeii: An Intimate Walk Through History

Pompeii: An Intimate Walk Through History | Family Travel | Scoop.it
We visited Pompeii for the first time about a decade ago and to this day it remains one of the most surreal and awe-inspiring travel experiences that I've ever had. It felt like a waking dream to w...
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Horseback Riding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Horseback Riding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Rancho Xotolar (show-toe-lar) is an authentic, family-owned, working ranch just 18 kilometers from the center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This 1250-acre ranch is set amid pristine rolling pas...
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Gail Peters's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:06 AM

San Miguel de Allende is one of our favorite towns in Mexico.  Add in a horse ranch and you've got a bit of heaven. 

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Top Hands-On Cooking Classes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Top Hands-On Cooking Classes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Taking a cooking class in San Miguel de Allende is not only a great way to learn a little about Mexican culture and cuisine, it's also a lot of fun. You're often introduced to new flavors and ingre...
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Restaurants in Seattle's Ballard District

Restaurants in Seattle's Ballard District | Family Travel | Scoop.it
The Ballard District is located in the northwest portion of Seattle and is one of the city’s up-and-coming hot spots. There are plenty of great restaurants to be found, but here are a few you shoul...
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Gail Peters's curator insight, January 16, 2014 10:24 AM

Great eats.  Seattle's best.  

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Breaking Bread with the Locals in Paris

Breaking Bread with the Locals in Paris | Family Travel | Scoop.it
When traveling to Paris, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have some fantastic meals. It’s hard not to. The restaurants, the bistros, the cafés, oh my! And who doesn’t love exploring the wide variet...
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Oregon Dungeness Crab Season Has Arrived!

Oregon Dungeness Crab Season Has Arrived! | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Dungeness crab season has begun here in the Pacific Northwest. The annual December opening is perfectly timed with the onset of holiday get-togethers and family celebrations. This highly sought aft...
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3 Apps for Finding Great Last Minute Hotel Deals

3 Apps for Finding Great Last Minute Hotel Deals | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Although we prefer vacation rentals to hotels, there are times when a hotel makes more sense and provides more options. Here are 3 apps that offer excellent discounted hotel rates by focusing only ...
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3 Great Places to Take the Family Ice Skating in Paris

3 Great Places to Take the Family Ice Skating in Paris | Family Travel | Scoop.it
Paris by night is enchanting whatever the season, but it’s downright magical around Christmas. The lights and decorations magnify the splendor of the city. Why not indulge in a quintessentially win...
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Cell Phone Access While Traveling Abroad

Cell Phone Access While Traveling Abroad | Family Travel | Scoop.it
If you're traveling outside of the US and you want access to a cell phone, without the risk of racking up a staggering phone bill, then you have a few options to choose from. 1)  Go Global With You...
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Basic French Etiquette: How to be a Polite Traveler in France

Basic French Etiquette: How to be a Polite Traveler in France | Family Travel | Scoop.it
In my experience, the French are delighted when travelers show a sincere appreciation for their country and there culture. One sure way of earning brownie points is by displaying an understanding o...
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Picnicking Around Paris

Picnicking Around Paris | Family Travel | Scoop.it
We enjoy the luxury of being homebodies abroad. Our preference is to find a comfortable vacation rental in our chosen destination and then live like a local. Sure we enjoy visiting the top sights, ...
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Unintentionally hitchhiking in Mexico

Unintentionally hitchhiking in Mexico | Family Travel | Scoop.it
We were waiting on the side of the road to catch a bus to take us back to San Miguel de Allende after spending the day at one of the nearby hot spring. It was the rainy season in Mexico's central h...
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Customer Service in Paris

Customer Service in Paris | Family Travel | Scoop.it
The idea that “the customer is always right” was invented in the US. Although, this notion of customer service is becoming more common in Paris, it is still a “foreign” concept. That's not to say t...
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