On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, we signed up for an ATV tour and the guide said my teens, 14 and 16, could drive. They learned basic hand signals and in no time were barreling through mud puddles and across the beach. The ATV tour was the highlight of our week in Puerto Plata, since it also took us into the lush countryside that dominates this part of the country.
Whether it’s a trip to the tropics or just plain summer vacation, along with the sun, surf, sand are the bugs. To combat the sting and keep your family safe, follow a few simple tips...
We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.
Traveling off the beaten path with kids can involve multiple flights and multiple headaches — like language barriers and lack of kid-friendly amenities. But St. Kitts is uniquely in a sweet spot — American Airlines just started non-stop flights to the eastern Caribbean island, which still has no traffic lights.
Cancelled flights…lost luggage…delays and traffic…screaming kids. The list of challenges is endless. When it comes to travel, it seems that problems and delays are the norm, not the exception. The key is to be prepared for anything that comes your way.
Eastern skiers delight in the mere dusting of flakes, and are willing to accept manufactured snow because of the ease of getting in the car.
If you're looking to combine excellent skiing with charm, Mount Snow is the ticket.
Passport requirements are back. The relaxation of rules that occurred this past summer when U.S. Passport offices could not keep up with demand expired on September 30.
The beauty of a Disney cruise is that once you step on board, Disney’s magic staff handles everything for you.
Find great places to go in the Florida in your price range.
Find great places to go in the Caribbean in your price range.
There is a universal look of contentment on the faces of parents at Club Med in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. First-timers add a slightly stunned undertone - they are on vacation, with their kids, and having a great time.
For a city known to be big and sprawling, Dallas is surprisingly easy to navigate.
You can keep the family cool this summer while you warm up at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City. Warm Up 2007 is a summer series of live music and DJ acts that is a widely anticipated summer happening.
One of the pleasures of Fire Island is the car-free bike riding. But you don’t have to schlep all the way to Long Island to enjoy this kind of freedom.
The farmer in the dell may have disparaged cheese, but Vermont cheese makers are banding together in a “Cheese Trail” that can be the focus of a fun, if fattening, family trip. Farm animals and cheese, two of my daughter’s favorites, make for a great weekend in Southern Vermont.
Time travel? It’s as simple as swiping your Metrocard and boarding a Brooklyn-bound L train.
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.