Hotel Beacon: An Affordable Gem (with Kitchens!) on New York’s Upper West Side


Hotel Beacon has been a CB! Hotel Collection favorite for years — readers rave about this kid-friendly standby in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood. I had the chance to experience it firsthand on a recent New York City trip with my 10-year-old son, and quickly discovered the reason for the love. The Beacon checks all the “just right” boxes, from size to comfort to price…

Tips for Planning a Trip to Morocco with Kids

Family Riding Camels in Sahara Desert Morocco

If you followed my recent trip to Morocco on Twitter or read Morocco Family Adventure on Mother of All Trips last week, you know our experience in this North African country was tremendous.

International trips that include multiple stops in remote locations, however, require meticulous planning. Add kids to the trip and there’s a new layer of vulnerability and complexity to consider. There are things …

Best Tips for Traveling in Europe with Teens

Europe with Teens

At home and abroad, teenagers tend to get a bad rap. However, I absolutely love traveling with my teens. Having successfully graduated from the stroller-using, nap-needing, peek-a-boo-playing age, my teens are excellent travelers, full of curiosity, enthusiasm and only the occasional eye-roll. Traveling through Europe with teens — with all its history, culture, and cuisine…