Cindy Richards is the mom of two who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with one or both of her kids in tow. In addition to writing the Suitcase Packin' Mama blog and travel stories for Chicago Parent, she writes the TravelingMomwithTeens blog at TravelingMom.com, where she also serves as editor. She is a long-time journalist who has worked as a reporter, editor and/or columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, as well as serving as an editor at Chicago Parent. She teaches in the graduate school at Northwestern University's elite Medill School of Journalism, has won many awards for her writing and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Why You Should Subscribe to Travelzoo
July 26, 2012
Why should you subscribe to TravelZoo's weekly emails even if you aren't planning to travel any time soon? Because it often includes great deals close to home as well.
Making Those Safety Videos Not Boring
June 27, 2012
Air New Zealand's new animated safety video features celebrity voices and cameos make them fun to watch.
Enjoying nature in comfort
June 21, 2012
Getting out in nature doesn't have to mean misery. Canyon of the Eagles in Texas can help.
Finding free things to do while traveling
June 21, 2012
Think traveling has to break the bank? Think again. Here's how to find free things to do at your destination.
Groupon Deal at KeyLime Cove
June 15, 2012
If you only use Groupon to get a half-price mani-pedi, you're missing out on some big travel savings via Groupoon Getaways. Today's deal: Half off on a stay for up to six people at KeyLime Cove in far north suburban Gurnee.
Appreciating history at the Alamo
June 7, 2012
Kids won't know they're learning if they're having fun wandering around the Alamo.
Cirque Shanghai: Death-defying feats to entertain everyone
May 31, 2012
Cirque Shanghai, now open at Navy Pier, provides plenty of wows for your family -- and some never-before-seen stunts.
Airlines add another family-unfriendly fee
May 24, 2012
A few ideas--sneaky and otherwise--for families that hope to avoid paying extra to sit next to a child on the plane.
The Joys of All-Inclusives, On Sale
May 17, 2012
All-inclusive resorts are one way to make sure mom gets a vacation too. And two terrific all-inclusives are on sale now.
Have you been to Traverse City?
May 14, 2012
Traverse City is a charming town in northern Michigan that used to be one of the country's best kept secrets. Not any more.