Denver has the perfect blend of culture and the outdoors, in a setting that promises sunny days and moderate climate. I had this, and more — a huge thunderstorm with nearby lightning strikes — on a trip in July with my adventure-seeking 14-year-old, Sela.
One trip is never enough to see all that our nation’s capital has to offer families. Here are some museums that specialize in hands-on activities. Check them out on your next visit, or the one after that.
When you’re traveling with kids, you may want a bit of the exotic, but you also need to make sure you have the familiar. Panama offers the perfect combination.
While America’s national parks boast old-growth trees, pristine wilderness and incredible wildlife, what goes on behind the scenes is equally as impressive — from a sustainability perspective.
Getting ready for your first family camping trip? Consider these tips before you go.
More than you’d imagine!
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, America's first permanent English settlement.
For many, a beach vacation requires little more than soft white sand and clean water. Cape May, N.J., offers that, plus a cute town filled with child-friendly restaurants, diversion for rainy days, and enough mini golf and arcades to ensure that kids won’t get bored.
Got a week and some visions of palm trees? The Caribbean may be closer, but Hawaii is our idea of the perfect family vacation destination.
Vacationing changes when a baby comes along — but most resorts offer a full complement of possibilities for child care. To ensure a positive experience, however, parents need to check out each program just as they would investigate a child care provider at home.
The mega Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, satisfies so many needs (except those of the budget traveler) that it seems niggling to criticize anything.
Exercising Through the Winter Months
What can get overlooked in the glitz of Naples, Florida, is the fact that this city on the Gulf is a great place for a family vacation, mainly because of all you can do on the water.
St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John — for families.
If your child’s favorite activity at Disney World is meeting all the characters, a Disney Cruise should be on your radar screen.
Plan your visit to Longwood Gardens for after nightfall, when you can walk among the outdoor gardens lit by 420,000 colorful lights blooming in trees and flowerbeds.
Get on track to Strasburg, PA., where kids can climb aboard a life-size Thomas, complete with blinking eyes!
Celebrate the fall season with a visit to Boscobel, where you and your family will be transported back to the 19th century.
Not every spring break has to be a source of terror about what your child might get up to. There are alternatives that can enlighten your child’s mind and change it for the better.
Cancun may be a choice destination for Spring Breakers, and singles, but there’s a resort area a 45-minute drive south along the Yucatan Peninsula that is growing fast, and offers much for family vacations — the Riviera Maya.
Going to D.C. for the weekend should not be a hard sell to the kids, but a certain 14-year-old preferred to go to the beach rather than take yet another visit to the nation’s capital. Too bad — she missed out on new attractions.
Going to Vermont in winter is a no-brainer – lots of snow and skiing options. Summer also has its charms, with plenty of bike paths and lakes. In fall, you can’t beat the foliage. Spring is often dismissed, but a recent spring ski trip to Stowe revealed why this area is truly a four-season destination.
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals.
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest.
For my child’s spring break, we are escaping the chilly weather and are heading to a warmer climate. The complex we are staying at has both a beach and a pool. What are some safety tips for sunning and swimming to ensure a safe, fun time for everyone?