Lisbon's tram system is a fantastic and fun way to get around

Best Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids

Lisbon was a surprise to me. It has a reputation of being “Old Europe,” a bit stodgy and not as exciting as some of the other Western European cities on offer. Boy, is that wrong — Lisbon is thriving, with new architectural projects and arts and cultural centers giving the city a revitalized feel. It’s impossible to escape…

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Barefoot Beach Luxury Near Lisbon at Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel

Located in a suburb of Lisbon, Portugal, Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel has a breezy coastal vibe that appeals to a grown-up sense of style. The aesthetic of the family-focused Martinhal brand is best described as “sophisticated surf,” and its newest property is an ideal option for families looking for a luxury Portuguese vacation. With its airy, modern and sleek decor,…

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Best Reasons to Visit Normandy with Kids

The Normandy region of northern France is made up of three major dramatic elements: a rocky coastline, white chalk cliffs reminiscent of England’s Dover, and World War II landing beaches. As in so much of Europe, history overlies the everyday here. It can be especially poignant for Americans; so many of us have relatives connected to World War II…