As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.
Last year, some friends asked me to come spend a week with them at their new home in Mexico. "There's just one thing," they told me. "We don't have any furniture in the guest room yet, so you'll be on an air mattress. You don't mind, do you?"
Incorporating the program principles recently featured in Time magazine, here are seven suggestions for low-cost or no-cost activities to help keep your kids from falling behind during "the summer slide."