03Apr

A Family Stay at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England

Lowry Hotel

If you're planning to visit Manchester, England and are looking for a place to stay with the kids, the Lowry Hotel is a great choice. Located on the banks of the River Irwell, in the center of town, right near the commercial shopping district and load of things to do, this five-star hotel has 165 bedrooms, six suites and is as child-friendly as a hotel can get. Named after a famous Mancunian artist, DS Lowry, the hotel is part of the world's exclusive Rocco Forte Hotels and is both modern and elegant.  The inside is filled with interesting artwork, Read More

30Mar

Getting Ready to Spend Passover in London (w/ Matzo Pizza Recipe)

matzo

This year Passover is going have a different meaning than it has over the last few years.  We'll be with in London with  my husband's family on our annual trip over.  My kids will be with their first cousins, grandmother and aunts and uncles, and we'll be in another culture.  Another culture we know very well, no less. But still, the Jewish life in Britain is very unique for me.  First of all, my Jewish UK experience starts as soon as I board the plane tomorrow night.  There will be a lot of black hats and Yiddish speakers, many of whom "daven" or Read More

19Jul

Where I’ve Been Lately and Why I Travel with Kids

Paris

I haven't been publishing many posts lately, if you haven't noticed.  The reason being that I was away on holiday in Europe for nearly three weeks.  We spent a few days with my sister-in-law and her family in London; we had my father-in-law's unveiling in Manchester; and we had my nephew's Bar Mitzvah all weekend, also in Manchester.  However, we did manage to squeeze in extra time in London and a week in France, and I'll be writing a lot about our trip, particularly to Paris, in the coming week.   It was really hard to blog while traveling, as much as I Read More

18Jun

Traveling Mom: Family Friendly Manchester

We have been visiting Manchester, England on an annual basis since before we were married since it is my husband's hometown, and where much of his family still resides.   Manchester is a few hours from London, in the northern bit of the country. You might remember the song from the legendary film “Hair” about Manchester.  The character, Claude, is from “dirty, mucky, polluted Flushing” (Flushing is in Queens, in case you don't know) but wishes he was from Manchester, England and sings: Oh Manchester England, England…Across the Atlantic Read More