Charleston Walking Tour

Postcard from South Carolina: Stroll Back in Time Through Historic Charleston

Stunningly pretty and drenched in Lowcountry charm, Charleston, South Carolina, is the grandest of urban grande dames. While this coastal gem feels vibrant and fresh, it also flaunts its past with pride — nowhere more so than in the historic district at the very heart of town. This is Charleston as you’ve always pictured it,…

Napa Silverados

Postcard from California: Root, Root, Root for the Home Team in Napa Valley

For fans of America’s favorite pastime and idyllic wine country scenery, the perfect pairing is at bat in Napa, California, thanks to a new professional baseball team, the Napa Silverados. With 80 games each summer and 40 at their home field at Napa Valley College, just south of downtown Napa, there’s plenty of good baseball to…

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…

Colorful Trajineras in Xochimilco

Postcard from Mexico City: Cruising Canals in Colorful Trajineras

There’s more to Mexico City than a frenzied city center. Located at the southern edge of town, about an hour from the well-traveled historic district, the borough of Xochimilco knows how to delight families on the go. It’s hard to believe you’re still in the city as you quietly cruise down canals in brightly colored,…

Carmel, California

Postcard from California: Breezy Beach Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of our favorite stops along the California coast. The Bavarian-style architecture and the small-town charm of the village are a nice change of pace from the busier cities, and there is so much to offer kids, from a Dr. Seuss gallery and a shady town park to outdoor cafes and courtyards galore. With…

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Postcard from Austria: Hohensalzburg Fortress

It’s such a joy to scroll through old travel photos and relive a fabulous moment or two that had slipped from memory — like this one. During a stay in Bavaria several summers ago, my family took an impromptu side trip to Salzburg, Austria, which is both postcard-pretty and compact enough to explore in a day. The highlight…

Best Oslo Museums with Kids

Postcard from Norway: Museum Day on Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula

When visiting Oslo with kids, a day out at the museums on Bygdøy Peninsula is a must-do activity. Some of Oslo’s most popular and kid-friendly museums are located on this stretch of land adjacent to the city center, reachable by boat and bus. The museums combine Norway’s maritime history and culture of exploration with a look…