La Sultana Marrakech: Sleep Inside a Luxurious UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visiting Marrakech gives you the feeling of being transported into a different world, overwhelming your senses at every turn. It is a city swirling with culture, diversity, exotic cuisine and exquisite architecture. It is a city that seduces treasure hunters, history lovers, epicureans, designers and anyone who sets their eyes on the vibrant colors that…

5 Kid-Friendly River Cruises to Book for 2019

No longer the domain of retirees, river cruising has come into its own as the “it” way for families to explore, thanks to modern and comfortable ships, roomy suites, unpack-once ease and plenty of well-organized and energy-zapping activities. Many cruise lines even offer special sailings designed just for families, in destinations as enriching as they…

Winter Fun for Families in Bend, Oregon

Winter travel can be tricky to plan, especially for families who may need to accommodate both skiers and non-skiers, navigate various ages and interests, and schedule around limited school holidays or vacation time. Consider Bend, Oregon, as a crowd-pleasing destination for kid-friendly winter fun. This region of central Oregon has a unique ecosystem and landscape,…

Europe with Kids Itinerary Tips

Europe with Kids: 5 Tips for Organizing a Family-Friendly Itinerary

We’ve covered tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler on our blog, an important read for families with young children. One of the tips is around keeping itineraries simple and logistically easy. This point is relevant for all families traveling to Europe, not just those with tots in tow. Parents ask our Family Vacation Advisors daily…

Postcard from Vietnam: Exploring the Mekong Delta Waterways

Tucked into Vietnam‘s southern tail, the lush Mekong River Delta layers one iconic scene upon another: rice paddies glassy with standing water; orchards laden with exotic fruits; farmers and fishermen in classic conical hats. The mighty river defines life here in every conceivable fashion, and the only way to see the Mekong at its most…

Why Jordan is the Ultimate Middle East Adventure with Kids

Longing to take a family foray into the Middle East? Jordan calls! Just a stone’s throw from North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea, this compact country is overstuffed with world wonders, historical marvels, stunning natural landscapes, urban bustle and high-octane adventures. We caught up with our friends at Tourist Jordan for their take on all…

Our Whole Village Amazon Boat Trip

A Life-Changing Amazon Rainforest Adventure with Our Whole Village

Given that I specialize in family travel, my children are presented with a plethora of opportunities to see the world — it is my job, after all, to find amazing places to share with family travel planning clients. It’s not often that we get presented with an opportunity to go off our usual track and do…

Regent Berlin Hotel Family-Friendly Review

A 5-Star Trio of Luxury, Service and Location at the Regent Berlin Hotel

Hip and full of history, Berlin is a welcoming city for families and a great stop on a European adventure. With multiple neighborhoods and accommodation styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect spot as your base. Luckily, the 5-star Regent Berlin hotel makes that choice easy with the perfect combination of…

5 Places to See the Northern Lights

5 Incredible Places to See the Northern Lights

Ribbons of teal, green and magenta streaking and dancing across the sky in a dramatic, otherworldly light show, the Northern Lights are at the top of many traveler’s bucket lists. This phenomenon, scientifically known as aurora borealis, is the result of charged particles released by the sun colliding with gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere,…