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Travel in the Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

“Welcome to Middle Earth!” A huge sign at the Auckland airport greeted us with these words the minute we stepped off the plane. It was a fitting start to our literary adventure through New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Here is how to plan a Lord of the Rings New Zealand vacation. Hobbiton With […]

Tips for Visiting Fabulous Fiji with Kids and Teens

When I was a kid, Fiji lived in my dreams as a magical, faraway land of palm-tree studded islands surrounded by turquoise water and millions of fish. Last fall my dream became reality. That’s when my family and I discovered that Fiji is exactly as I’d pictured it, if not even more spectacular. If you’re […]

Kid-Friendly Sites in Sydney, Australia

Having lived in Sydney for five years, I was able to indulge my tacky tourist leanings as well as discover the best parts of the city as a local. While it’s difficult to narrow down my personal top spots of this sparkling harbor-side city, the following areas are fun for all members of the family.