Florida Spring Break Road Trip

A Florida Spring Break Road Trip Filled with Sunshine and Surprises

Spring break will be here before you know it. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s no reason to panic, but it’s time to start thinking about how your family would enjoy filling those cherished days off from school. While road trips can sound intimidating to some, I’m a big fan of the flexibility they offer…

Whistler Activities with Kids

Family Adventure Awaits! Must-Do Whistler Activities in Winter

Snow-covered spots around the world go out of their way to woo parents these days, but Mother Nature makes it easy for families to love Whistler. With two mountains, more than 8,100 acres of slopes and a season that runs from November well into May, skiing and snowboarding at this famed British Columbia resort is…

Kaanapali Beach, Maui

Best of Maui with Kids: Sun and Surf on Ka’anapali Beach

Mention Ka’anapali Beach to my teenagers and a smile immediately comes to their faces. In its simplest terms, this stretch of Maui is a happy place for traveling families. Its sand, sun and warm surf are all popular with swimmers and friendly sea turtles. A family could easily spend days along Ka’anapali Beach, either without a…

Quebec vacation with kids, Pointe-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse

10 Secret Places to Visit on a Quebec Vacation with Kids

When you think of Quebec, well-known-and-loved Montreal and Quebec City are most likely the first spots that pop into your mind. But Québec is big (huge, actually), encompassing more than a quarter of the total surface area of Canada’s 10 provinces. That’s a lot of ground to cover, making it easy to miss must-see places like Le Quebec…

We Bike Athens

Postcard from Greece: The Best of Athens by Bike

We had explored Ephesus in a heavy thunderstorm, walked in grooves formed by chariot wheels in the streets of Pompeii, thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain and climbed 414 steps to the top of the Campanile (Giotto’s Tower) for a bird’s-eye view of Florence. As family vacations go, our European adventure was a complete…

Le Sentier des Ocres, Provence

Postcard from Provence: Le Sentier des Ocres, Roussillon

The port of Marseille was our first stop on a 10-day European cruise aboard Carnival’s new ship, Vista. It was the port my teenage daughter had been most looking forward to during the entire trip, as she had chosen the day’s family adventure: a boat trip to the Calanques. When we found out the night before the…

Somerston Estate atv tour

Best Kid-Friendly Wineries in Northern California Wine Country

There was a time when visiting Northern California’s wine country meant leaving your kids at home. It was a long time ago, but the bad reputation has been hard to kick. While wine country is certainly famous for wine, it’s important not to forget that many of those award-winning winemakers are also parents themselves. The…