Pacific Northwest Ski Destinations

Want a Different Family Ski Destination? Head to the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a wonderful region to ski with the kids: resorts tend to be less crowded and less expensive than in the Rockies or Wasatch; ski towns are authentic and sometimes downright rustic; and families are the recipients of that typical Northwestern casual atmosphere. The snowpack in the region tends to be wetter…

American National Parks, Yosemite

Best American National Parks to Visit in Winter

Imagine empty trails on Yosemite’s most popular waterfall hikes. Zion’s Narrows encrusted in ice. Yellowstone’s geyser viewing all to yourself. In winter, these experiences are possible in the busiest American national parks. Well worth visiting at any time of year, the most popular parks can become frustratingly crowded in peak season. Reservations for lodging and…

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts with Kids, Sugar Bowl

An Insider’s Guide to Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts with Kids

With 15 downhill ski resorts nestled around the shore and between the nearby peaks of Lake Tahoe, California, it’s clear that this region is prime for a family ski vacation. But which resort to pick? Nearly all Tahoe resorts have robust ski schools, rental services and extensive terrain, but not all have onsite lodging, backcountry acreage or…

Europe with Teens

Best Tips for Traveling in 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…