Fort Worth Family Fun

Fort Worth Family Fun

When you’ve got a kid who’s as obsessed with horses and cowboy culture as mine, it only makes sense to head to Texas. Fort Worth, named the #1 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, was a no-brainer for us. Originally a lawless western outpost, it’s now known as much for its world-class cultural amenities […]

Where to Stay on Maui with Kids – Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii and Kaanapali Beach

So you’re trying to figure out where to stay with kids on Maui, Hawaii. You want a place that has lots of space to spread out, incredible views, pools for swimming, a beach for water activities, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate bedroom for privacy…is that asking too much? Kaanapali Alii in Lahaina doesn’t […]

Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year

One of our Europe maps

As expats in Europe, trying to live by the mantra of “collect moments not things” isn’t always easy. You can imagine all of the fun and unique keepsakes that we stumble upon during our various European excursions. The biggest challenge is keeping our three young children on board with this mentality. For every birthday and […]

Family Beach Vacation Tips

Family Beach Vacation Tips

Who doesn’t love a family beach vacation? (Especially if you’re stealing away in the heart of a chilly winter!) There’s the sand, the sun, the sea…and sunburns, unexpected rainy weather, and potential dehydration. Here are five family beach vacation tips to make sure your holiday is as fun-filled and mishap-free as possible! Choose the right […]

Center Parcs Park Bostalsee, Germany – A Family Focused Vacation Destination

Walking up to one of the playgrounds at the Bostalsee Center Parcs

My American family has fallen in love with Europe’s Center Parcs. In fact, if we let our three young boys plan every vacation, I’m pretty sure they would choose to visit nothing but Center Parcs for the rest of our time overseas. And why not? As far as I can tell, they’re the best thing […]

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Lonely Planet's Not for Parents Series

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]

Hotel Monaco Seattle with Kids – The Delight Is in the Details

A plush otter greets child guests with the You Otter Book This Package at Hotel Monaco Seattle

When booking a hotel in Seattle, I knew exactly where I wanted to stay with my kids: Hotel Monaco. While doing research for a story I wrote about extreme hotel perks for kids for the “Today” show’s travel blog, I discovered that this hotel provides its child guests with a goldfish for the duration of their […]

Glamping at the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado

Glamping at The Broadmoor's Ranch at Emerald Valley

I am often torn between two worlds when my family stays at Colorado’s ultimate luxury resort, the Broadmoor. I love to be pampered but I’m also an outdoor lover; those worlds just don’t often mix. Until now. Set on 15 acres deep in Pike National Forest, the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley offers glamping at its finest. […]

Building Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Visiting a LEGOLAND theme park is not always possible for families of LEGO enthusiasts who aren’t lucky enough to live near one of their five amusement parks (two in the U.S., three in Europe, and one in Asia). Fortunately, there’s an additional option that just might be closer to home. LEGOLAND Discovery Centers offer a […]

Family Road Trip Tips

Family Road Trip Tips

Summer’s in full-swing, which for many of us means it’s family road trip season! Before you gas up the car, here are some road trip tips to make your time on the road zooms by. Map out your family road trip Before leaving home, be sure to map out your journey even if you have […]