Heather

Have you heard the myth of "18 summers?"

It's the amount of time you'll hear some parents talk about in relation to raising their kids; as in "We've only got 18 summers with them before they're off on their own" I don't buy it.

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I've already had to shake my fist in a mall parking lot, slipped on a pool of water left from a child's boot in the hallway and caught myself singing the carols. It's time people. It's time to book a getaway.

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Where we would go was a no-brainer: The Olde Bridge Place, Bed & Breakfast Inn.We knew we wanted to stay there even though not one of us had ever visited the property. We wanted to stay there because of Dee...

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I've been trying not to share this picture with you all day. I wanted to wait until I could tell you the whole story behind it, with the fact and figures it demands. But I can't wait anymore because the experience I had today was so incredible that I want to share it with you now...

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My goal was to not embarrass myself; their goal was to teach me to make a world-class sorbet and sell it to an unsuspecting public. This is Gelato University in Italy.

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Avoiding traveler's diarrhea isn't only about taking your medicine. Traveling while hungry - as we do - requires using some common sense and resisting some impulse actions too. A few things to remember

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Heather's latest for National Geographic Traveler's Intelligent Travel blog offers up both "with the kids" and "without them" options for seeing beautiful British Columbia.

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