Best Places to Visit in Switzerland: A Great 1-Week Itinerary for Families

Spectacular snow-capped peaks, a world-class train system and a reassuring sense of safety make Switzerland an enviably perfect family travel destination. But with so much beautiful scenery and so many picturesque towns and villages, where exactly should you go? We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with a weeklong itinerary that will give you…

Andalucia, Spain with Kids

Andalucia: The Best of Iconic Spain with Kids

Andalucia, the largest region in Spain, is wonderful for a family vacation, offering everything from history and culture to outdoor adventure and beach time. It is the land of flamenco, bullfighting, beautiful architecture and the sea. With great-quality roads and drives of 3 hours maximum between hot spots, Andalucia makes for the perfect road trip with kids.…

5 Surprising Reasons to Visit Norway with Kids

Discovering new cultures and embracing differences is a big reason why many families choose to travel to new destinations. The sweetest experiences are often those that are unplanned and occur spontaneously: amazing street crepes in Paris, an unexpected kindness from a local or stumbling upon a mama sea lion and her pup in the Galapagos…

Christmas Getaways, Europe Christmas Markets, Strasbourg

Our 7 Favorite Christmas Getaways with Kids

Is a change of scenery tops on your list for Santa this year? Make it happen with an escape to one of these unforgettable holiday destinations, rich with unique traditions and a special sense of place. Away from the familiar comforts of home and hearth, it’s easy for the entire family to see the magic of the season with fresh eyes — and the memories will be…

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz room

A Hip and Fun Hotel for Families Visiting Germany: Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Less than a mile from the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall is a delightful haven for families: the Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz. The city is packed with days’ worth of wonderful activities, and after hours out on the town, having a comfortable home base to unwind is a must. The kids, being kids, will probably still have…

Aachen Cathedral

Postcard from Germany: In the Footsteps of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral

As I was planning the route from Amsterdam to Munich during my family’s vacation in Europe last summer, I noticed that Aachen, Germany, was right on the way—and pounced on the chance to check a major item off my bucket list. Built in the 8th century during Charlemagne’s reign and expanded in the Middle Ages, Aachen Cathedral was the…