Getting Paris with Kids Right

The children and sightseeing combo is a tricky one to get right. To enjoy a tourist attraction kids need to be impressed … and kids are hard to impress. What’s more, if they’re not enjoying the experience they will make sure that no one within ten feet is either.

As the children of a travel writer, my kids are experienced city breakers and by trial and error we’ve worked out a formula that keeps everyone happy ‘most’ of the time.

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…

A Tradition of Bespoke Luxury at Wheatleigh in the Berkshires

Originally built as a private home in the 19th century, the luxurious Wheatleigh has since been transformed into an elegant retreat in the Berkshires with just 19 guest rooms. We spent two fabulous days here, and the warm welcome began right at check-in, with glasses of Champagne for us and a selection of juices for…

12 Best Christmas Markets in Europe with Kids

Christmas markets have been casting their festive spell over visitors for centuries with the enticing aromas of freshly baked sweets, the warm-spice scent of mulled wine, the twinkling of lights and a heaping dose of holiday cheer. While day-to-day life has clearly changed over the years, most markets have made a concerted effort to stay…

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Comfortable Luxury with Stellar Views of the Opera House at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is arguably the best-located luxury hotel in the city, with spectacular views of the harbor, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The hotel is steps from the cobblestone streets of the popular Rocks district and the wharves of Circular Quay. Ferries, trains and buses leave regularly from across the street,…

Scotland with Kids

A Tour of Scotland with Kids

With its spectacular landscapes, dramatic ruins, wild coastal beauty and wealth of culture, Scotland offers so many tempting possibilities that it can feel daunting to choose. The good news? That also means it’s hard to go wrong. Our top itinerary suggestion for first-time visitors pairs a few days of immersion in Edinburgh’s ancient past and…

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…