A Perfect Week on Lake Como for Families

Lake Como beckons families with its spectacular waterfront set against scenic mountains — and keeps them coming back for its plentiful activities, relaxed vibe and bounty of restaurants and shops. While the lake is about unwinding and simply soaking up the local atmosphere (there’s a reason people from Milan have flocked here each summer for…

Edinburgh with Kids

72 Hours in Edinburgh with Kids

For families looking beyond the big European cities, Edinburgh is a convenient choice. Just a short train ride north from London, the capital of Scotland is loaded with interesting architecture, historical sights and museums. And because Edinburgh has a compact city center, it’s easy for families to explore on foot, making 72 hours a good…

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The Grand Hotel and Spa, York: A Luxe Home Base for One of England’s Most Historic Cities

Just a 5-minute walk from the main railway station in York, yet within the medieval walls, The Grand Hotel and Spa, York sits right at the heart of this historic English city. It’s the perfect base from which to explore everything York and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside has to offer.  Family-Friendly Review of The Grand Hotel…

A Window Into California’s Past at the Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco’s rich history and famous attractions draw visitors to the city year round, and the Fairmont San Francisco has watched it all from atop Nob Hill for more than a hundred years. Fires from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake severely damaged the inside and delayed its opening until 1907. It’s been a destination for celebrities,…

Grand Hotel Union: Vintage Glamour Meets Modern Comforts in Ljubljana, Slovenia

It’s rare to find anyone who visits Ljubljana and doesn’t come away completely smitten. Clean, compact and instantly likable, Slovenia’s gem of a capital wears its layers of history on its sleeve — an appealing mix of red tile rooftops, baroque church spires and narrow storefronts that hold fast to their medieval footprints. And in…

Lake Como

Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with tons to do and outstanding family-friendly accommodations. We asked Andrea Grisdale, the CEO of Lake Como-based Italy vacation specialists IC Bellagio, to share insider tips on…

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Best Hotels Near Disney World: Easy-Breezy Luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Disney and luxury may not be two words you often put together, but the Waldorf Astoria Orlando combines comfort and elegance just outside the Walt Disney World gates. Situated on almost 500 acres within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, it’s among the best family hotels near Disney World, home to a wealth of kid-friendly amenities and activities. When it’s…