Cindy Richards

Contributor

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.

Past articles

There's no better deal than free

The easiest way to make traveling with kids affordable is to do the free stuff. Or at least stuff that's free for kids. Read...

 

How to Make a Visit to Orlando Affordable

Orlando is at the top of many Top 10 vacation wish lists, and heading there doesn't have to wipe out the kids' college funds. Read...

 

Why You Should Subscribe to Travelzoo

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. Read...

 

Making Those Safety Videos Not Boring

Air New Zealand's new animated safety video features celebrity voices and cameos make them fun to watch. Read...

 

Enjoying nature in comfort

Getting out in nature doesn't have to mean misery. Canyon of the Eagles in Texas can help. Read...

 

Finding free things to do while traveling

Think traveling has to break the bank? Think again. Here's how to find free things to do at your destination. Read...

 

Groupon Deal at KeyLime Cove

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. Read...

 

Appreciating history at the Alamo

Kids won't know they're learning if they're having fun wandering around the Alamo. Read...

 

Cirque Shanghai: Death-defying feats to entertain everyone

Cirque Shanghai, now open at Navy Pier, provides plenty of wows for your family -- and some never-before-seen stunts. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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