An Action-Packed Family Holiday … Canada Style

Outaouais zipline, Quebec with kids

There are numerous family vacation destinations around the world that are synonymous with adventure. Families trek around volcanoes in Costa Rica, go on safari in Africa and go snorkeling along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Would it surprise you if I added the Outaouais Region of Canada to the list? It surprised me.

Where is Outaouais?

If I asked you to show me the Outaouais Region …

Postcard from Germany: In the Footsteps of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

As I was planning the route from Amsterdam to Munich during my family’s vacation in Europe last summer, I noticed that Aachen, Germany, was right on the way—and pounced on the chance to check a major item off my bucket list. Built in the 8th century during Charlemagne’s reign and expanded in the Middle Ages, Aachen Cathedral was the…

Why Visit Chile with Kids


If visiting Chile with kids has not crossed your mind as an appealing family vacation possibility, read on … we just got back from a tremendous trip with Latin Excursions, a top-notch tour operator specializing in travel to Central and South America. As I’ve been running into people who follow my Facebook feed, their first…

Medieval Charm Meets Kid-Friendly Comfort at Poland’s Art Hotel Wroclaw

kids welcome

Positioned among the colorful Old World buildings of Wroclaw, Poland, the Art Hotel is in the perfect place from which to explore the charm of this city, a 2016 European capital of culture. The elegant and inviting boutique hotel, comprised of a set of carefully restored buildings from the 14th century, is only steps away from Wroclaw’s main market…