Sonoma Valley in Spring

Last weekend, on a warm clear day, we headed to Sonoma Valley for a hike and picnic in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. On spring days, it’s also fun to explore Jack London State Historic Park, and take a bike ride through Sonoma. And don’t miss seasonal events – Children’s Day at the Sonoma Mission, and Sonoma County Farm Trails.

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Uffizi Museum for kids

The Uffizi Museum (Galleria degli Uffizi) in Florence has a magnificent collection of Italian painting and sculpture. Here’s our tips for families visiting the Uffizi, and some of our favorite artworks to see – paintings by Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, portraits of Medici children, angels, battles, and coats of arms.

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