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Family travel is never quite as scrubbed and shiny as it looks in artfully edited social media feeds, but that’s just part of the joy. Whether they’re serendipitous discoveries, sweet surprises or plain old bloopers like getting hopelessly lost, there’s a lot to be said for keeping it real … the unscripted and unexpected moments are what make exploring the world with kids…

Celtic Manor Resort: A Luxe Wales Retreat for Outdoors-Loving Families

The Celtic Manor is the perfect base from which to explore South Wales

Celtic Manor Resort is a luxury modern hotel complex that literally stands at the doorway of Wales. Just a few minutes’ drive from the border with England, and two hours from London, the resort is Wales’ answer to Scotland’s Gleneagles, without the history. You might associate the word ‘resort’ with seaside hotels. But with two properties onsite —…

A Montana Dude Ranch On a Gorgeous Lake Just Outside Glacier National Park


Located in northern Montana just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake Lodge has all the dude ranch vacation perks with one big difference: The lodge is located on the shores of a beautiful alpine lake with all of the associated waterfront joys. This Montana dude ranch vacation feels like two different summer trips wrapped into…

When and Why to Use Rail Europe

Rail Europe, Bernina Express

Despite living in Europe for the past 5 months, I still get confused when I’m trying to figure out where and how to best buy train tickets. Given that every country has their own train websites, when and why should you use aggregate distribution sites like Rail Europe?

I asked Rail Europe for an e-interview to answer some of the critical questions for families.