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.

72 Hours in Dubai with Kids

Best Activities in Dubai with Kids, desert excursion

As expats living in Prague, we had always heard about the extravagant marvels of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and how easy a trip it is from Europe — direct flights to Dubai leave from nearly all the European capitals. Thus, when the opportunity arose, we jumped at the chance to visit the UAE for a long weekend…

An Incredible Kenya Safari Adventure: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Maasai Mara


As I was planning our recent safari with Rothschild Safaris, I realized our travel dates would fall over my daughter’s 14th birthday. I thought, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a once-in-a-lifetime experience like a hot air balloon ride over Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve? Kenya Hot Air Balloon Ride: What to Expect…