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Why Dana Point is Worth a Visit with Kids

If you’re looking for a getaway with the kids this winter, consider Dana Point, California. It has so much to offer families — sunshine, whale watching trips, bike rides by the beach, hiking, kid-friendly hotels and cuisine, plus so much more. Dana Point Family-Friendly Trip Review Dana Point is located in Orange County. If you traveling to San Diego…


An Active Family Vacation at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

With four kids ranging from ages 6 to 15, finding interesting activities that please everyone is both fun and challenging. Lying in the sun day after day is not our speed, so picking the right family vacation destination is very important. For this reason, Naples in Florida is one of our favorite family getaways as we can do a bit…


Heading to Lake Tahoe with Kids this Summer? Don’t Forget to Visit Northstar!

Northern Californians know a secret: visiting Lake Tahoe with kids is just as enjoyable over the summer months as it is during ski season. Of all the summer destinations I’ve been to over the years, it is by far a persistent favorite for beauty, relaxation, and activities that please all ages. Although activities in and…


Parkitecture Perfection at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Parkitecture is a style of architecture first developed by the United States National Park Service (NPS) to create buildings that harmonized with the natural environment (reference: Wikipedia). When I think of wonderful examples of parkitecture, the Ahwahnee — a glorious, grand lodge in Yosemite National Park — was top of mind. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado,…


Musings from Barcelona with Kids

We weren’t sure how Hotel Arts would be as a family hotel, but as it turned out it was one of the most child-friendly experiences in all of our years of travel. The staff at times was embarrassingly attentive to the kids and went out of their way to spoil them, even creating a scavenger hunt throughout the hotel based on Superman clues. This hotel employs a tremendously friendly group of people.