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Essential Tips for Planning a Trip to New Zealand with Kids

If outdoor adventure and stunning landscapes are what make your family happy, a trip to New Zealand should be on your bucket list. With no language barrier, a modern culture and few safety concerns, families find travel to New Zealand very familiar and stress-free. U.S. visitors don’t even need a visa! Visiting New Zealand is…

Day Trips from Tokyo, Yokohama

9 Favorite Day Trips from Tokyo with Kids

For families who have explored Japan’s capital thoroughly and would like to get a taste of life farther afield, Tokyo is within striking distance of numerous kid-friendly destinations that are easy to reach by train. Here are our top destinations for memorable day trips from Tokyo, focused on spots that offer cultural stimulation and interesting…

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…