Entries by Barbara Rogers

It’s Christmas Year-Round in Germany’s Ore Mountains

It’s a balmy August afternoon, but to look at almost any shop window in the German town of Annaberg-Buchholz you’d be sure it was mid-December. Brightly painted nutcrackers march in rows, rosy-cheeked angels hold candles and jolly Santas hang from evergreen boughs. Little wooden elves are everywhere, making toys, baking cakes, wrapping presents; tiny angels […]

Preparing Kids for Travel in a Foreign Language

Even the slightest familiarity with the local language will enhance not only your children’s comfort level, but the enjoyment of the trip and its lasting impression on them. Here are some tips to help your kids acclimate faster to traveling in non-English-speaking countries. Even a Few Phrases Kid’s don’t need to be fluent, but even […]

Storyland: New England’s Most Original Theme Park for Kids

The colorful slanty, off-kilter entrance buildings are the first clue this is a different sort of amusement park. Storyland, not far from North Conway in New Hampshire’s summer playground of the White Mountains, is not the usual kids’ theme park. The rides are original, creative takes on some old favorites like the Ferris wheel, roller […]