Winding Up!

Winding Up!

Seattle is so green! And so are its campuses. What’s amazing to me is how helpful admissions staff are, not just with showing us and other prospective students and their families around their own campuses, but with their suggestions about handling the college...
Not Sleepless in Seattle!

Not Sleepless in Seattle!

We leave San Francisco laden with college materials–the same way you’re loaded with hotel and destination information on fam trips! And as Virgin America flight begins its descent into Seattle, we get our first of many views of Mt. Ranier as it rises above...
Day Four

Day Four

Yesterday was Day Four of our four-city, five-day, seven-school college fam tour. Virtual tours are starting to look damn good!! Discipline is starting to slip; we leave for our first information session of the day half an hour later than we meant to, but make it with...
Following Marilyn Monroe

Following Marilyn Monroe

Two days, four schools. This is day three and it is time to takea break. No college visits today. Instead, we head from the beach to the canyons to indulge at the …. Hotel Bel Air. Whoa. I know. Not in the same league as the Country Inn. But, when you’re...
L.A. Driving 101

L.A. Driving 101

Los Angeles is packed with beautiful, thoughtful small liberal arts colleges that deliver incredible opportunity to students. My problem: driving there. Here’s Driving in L.A. 101. I am so focused on getting into the correct lane for getting on to the 405 that I head...
In Garrison Keilor’s Backyard

In Garrison Keilor’s Backyard

Northfield, Minn., is a college town. The desk clerk who checks us in at the Country Inn goes to St. Olaf’s and loves it. And one of the barristas at my new favorite coffee shop, the Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House, loves Carleton. And I make new friends on my...