Best Travel Books for Children

Our Favorite Travel-Themed Books for Children

There’s been a steady rise in travel- and place-inspired children’s picture books in recent years, all of which will capture imaginations and inspire wanderlust in both young and old. From America’s National Parks to the wonders of the world to how real children live day-to-day in their corners of the globe, these gorgeous books are…

Postcard from California: Among the Giants in Sequoia National Park

In California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains, Sequoia National Park and its neighbor, Kings Canyon, are home to the world’s largest trees, the namesake sequoia. From 180 to 250 feet tall, these gentle giants manage to reach for the sky, thanks in part to a chemical in their bark called tannin that protects them from insects…

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi review

A Santa Fe Retreat with Authentic Flavor at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

One block over from Santa Fe’s downtown plaza square, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has a location that can’t be beat. Its luxe rooms, complete with modern baths and kiva-style fireplaces, are pretty amazing too. The intimate property was tastefully renovated just a few years ago while retaining a sense of place and authenticity with…

Santa Fe with Kids: Art and Adventure in the Land of Enchantment

With its stunning desert and mountain backdrop, arts and culture scene, and a bit of that Wild West aura, Santa Fe has long been a favorite of travelers and retirees — though it’s not usually considered a first choice for families. A recent weeklong trip to the Land of Enchantment dispelled that myth for us.…

The Lodge at Torrey Pines: La Jolla Luxury with Wilderness Appeal

Tucked next to a 2,000-acre coastal state park near San Diego, The Lodge at Torrey Pines feels like a secluded Craftsman-style cabin in the woods. Even the name, inspired by the rare pine tree that grows in the adjacent Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, conjures images of wilderness. But then you walk through the stained-glass…

La Posada de Santa Fe

A Relaxed, Resort-Style Family City Break at La Posada de Santa Fe

Arriving at historic La Posada de Santa Fe and crossing the grounds to our room, we immediately felt as though we were at a sprawling, secluded resort, yet we were only a few walkable blocks from downtown Santa Fe. We passed fruit trees, colorful blooms, a fountain and half a dozen kinetic sculptures just in…

Top Things to Do in Toronto with Kids

A diverse metropolis of three million people, or six million if you count the greater metropolitan area, Toronto is Canada’s largest city — though not its capital (neighboring Ottawa has that honor). On the northern shore of Lake Ontario, just across the water from New York state, Toronto’s history spans from its early settlement by…

Tips From a New Mom: Traveling Through Europe with a Baby

CB! Family Vacation Advisor and new mom Mandy Cecchetto has wasted no time turning her baby girl into a seasoned traveler! She and her husband have already taken their daughter on several overseas trips, most recently for a monthlong stay in Italy and Germany. We caught up with her to get her road-tested tips for…

National Park Hikes

Our Favorite National Parks for Family Hiking

From Yellowstone and Yosemite to the Everglades and Acadia, the U.S. National Parks, instituted by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, see more than 80 million visitors each year. Road trips to the parks are a rite of childhood, and for good reason: There’s no adventure quite like the great outdoors. While the National Park…