Northern California Road Trip

A Perfect Northern California Road Trip Itinerary

Our iconic Grand California Family Road Trip — a longtime favorite with CB! travel planning clients — has families covered for all the big destinations south of San Francisco. But what if you want to hit the northern coastline as well? We’re happy to offer up some love for the north, with a guide to seven nights…

How to Choose the Right River Rafting Trip for Your Family

Our family loves multi-day river rafting trips for the same reason we love any type of outdoor vacation: We get a chance to escape the daily routine, evade technology and screens for a few days, and bathe ourselves in nature. And unlike many vacations as parents, we don’t arrive back home more exhausted than when…

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…

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…

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts with Kids, Sugar Bowl

An Insider’s Guide to Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts with Kids

With 15 downhill ski resorts nestled around the shore and between the nearby peaks of Lake Tahoe, California, it’s clear that this region is prime for a family ski vacation. But which resort to pick? Nearly all Tahoe resorts have robust ski schools, rental services and extensive terrain, but not all have onsite lodging, backcountry acreage or…