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Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2013) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destination, in this case, Washington DC -- then writes a...

What I like about the blogger known as Nomadic Matt is his sense of generosity. He is willing to give back to the world of travel by helping other travelers take better trips, and that makes him a great role model for our kids.  His popular blog, Nomadic Matt's Travel Site is much more successful...

If you’re looking for healthy, organic and easily transportable snacks that you’re kids will enjoy, don’t despair. You have a few options that will satisfy everyone in the family without leaving too much of a mess. Pre-Packed Organic?  Apple Snacks for Kids Crunch Pak, for example, offers a...

Voltaic Systems solar technology shines as a convenient way to keep batteries charged and carbon footprints low. Its line of energy producing backpacks belongs on any eco-conscious consumer's "must-have" list.   With society's ever-increasing dependence on tiny wireless devices for communication,...

Whether it's your first family vacation at Walt Disney World or you’ve been there a dozen times, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2013 offers advice for everyone. This unofficial guidebook may even steer you to the best rides with the shortest lines faster than anyone else....

Written in a direct, how-to style that will be easy for your kids (even the precocious 9-year-olds) to figure out, the 101 Things You Gotta Do Before You're 12! guide is a fun and engaging read, well suited to kids on staycation or those on long road trips.     There's a sealed pocket on the inside...

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New York is not only the Big Apple, it's a really big city with so much to see and do for the visitor that even long-time residents cannot keep up with it -- that's why you need a good travel guide. The comprehensive Rough Guide to New York City is a jam-packed guide with so many options and ideas...

101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! is a super fun, full-color kids book all about places that the curious and young-at-heart would love to get a closer look at.  Whether it's the Teacher Lounge at school (and many ideas are local ones you can explore with no budget), or the John Hancock...

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At a recent press event in New York hosted by Intel, I had an opportunity to look at about two dozen models of the latest Ultrabook devices, a new category of PC computers designed to compute with the MacBook Air.  They came from a variety of well known manufacturers including  Lenovo, Asus,...

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I am, and always have been, a “hardcore” trivia player. Invite me to a friendly night of playing Trivial Pursuits, and by the end, you won’t want to see me for at least a month (especially if I lose). I have a pretty good memory, especially for those little nuggets of information that most people...

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