Teen Travel Tips

Teen Travel Tips: With Age, Family Vacation Priorities Change

Family travel is an evolving art. There is no better travel tool than experience, but as kids grow older, there’s a natural progression in the hows, wheres and whens of traveling as a family. Trouble is, it’s sometimes hard for parents to grasp until they find themselves on a family trip that doesn’t quite go…

Sydney Bridge Climb

Essential Tips for Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney is jam-packed with family-friendly sights and activities. Days are easily filled splashing at Bondi Beach or visiting the Sydney Opera House and the sparkling harbor it calls home. But for families with a flair for adventure, the trek to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a must-do, with 360-degree views of the…

Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco: An Easy Day Trip to Africa From Spain

I’ve taken my girls all around the world. And my mother never blinked an eye until Morocco. She had a really tough time with Morocco. She couldn’t really tell me why. She was just worried. I think it was that whole dark, sultry Africa thing … better known as the unknown.

Morocco. more specifically Tangier, is the only traveling many people will ever do in Africa. It was never on the top of my list. We were headed to Spain, and when my husband realized it was only about an hour’s trip by ferry, the deal was done. Africa!

Travel with College-Age Kids

9 Places to Make Family Travel Memories with College-Age Kids

They grow up so fast. Everyone knows the sentiment, but few parents actually grasp it – until it happens. When our children are babies, as parents we control the family schedule. We can travel when and where we want. Once school begins, an academic calendar, and everything from athletic team competitions to dances and driving…

Postcard from Holland: The Magical Windmills of Kinderdijk

With Holland comes windmills. More than simply a piece of picturesque scenery, windmills have helped the Dutch live with the water that surrounds them for more than 1,000 years. A visit to Kinderdijk, home to the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands, should be part of every family-friendly itinerary. Declared a UNESCO World…

Postcard from Canada: The Polar Bear and Beluga Whale Capital of the World

We knew Churchill, Manitoba was the place to go for polar bears and beluga whale sightings, but there can be a tinge of doubt or concern when spotting wildlife is the inspiration for travel. It doesn’t matter how many months of planning you put in or the price you pay — Mother Nature offers no…