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All-Inclusive Beach Thanksgiving Vacations for Families

It’s a joy to come together to feast and spend time with loved ones. But hosting Thanksgiving can also be a major hassle. These all-inclusive resorts will inspire your family to ditch the dishes in favor of a relaxing beach Thanksgiving vacation. Meliá Nassau Beach – The Bahamas Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of spectacular […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort with Kids ~ A Wild Luxury Vacation

For the traveling family that’s been there and done that, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort presents a new, grand opportunity to do something completely different. Located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, this resort is a place to reconnect with the natural world and to each other. Here you will feel removed from the city and the […]

Booking Hotels ~ How to Avoid Scams and Marketing Ploys

When booking hotels, it makes good sense to research options and read online reviews. But it’s just as important to protect yourself from deceptive booking sites. In 2017 alone, $5 billion was spent in fraudulent and misleading hotel bookings according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). That’s a whole lotta money lost by […]

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

Especially when the weather is frightful, an indoor hotel pool provides a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these spectacular indoor watery havens. Grab your bathing suit and dive in to this list of the best indoor hotel pools for kids. CoCo Key Water […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids Plus Hotels & Restaurants for Families

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived in San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants […]

Disney Aulani Pools and Water Features Will Wow Your Family

“Let’s build the greatest pool in the Hawaiian islands.” That’s the goal Disney CEO Bob Iger set when Oahu was chosen as the location for the first Disney hotel not adjacent to a theme park. Disney Aulani is home not only to one of Hawaii’s best hotel pools, but also the resort offers an array of […]

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

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 provided its child guests with a goldfish for the duration of their […]

13 Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers ~ Recommended by Travel Experts

Know what’s better than drifting along a lazy river in an idyllic vacation destination? Nothing, that’s what! As a hotel pool fanatic, I’m always seeking new pools to add to my family’s must-swim list. I asked some discerning, globetrotting travel bloggers to share their picks for the best hotels with lazy rivers. Of course, I […]

12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that most North Americans have never heard of. This vibrant capital of the Languedoc-Rousillon region in Southern France bustles with fashionable college students and is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those young students. It’s been over 20 years since I […]

Tips for Cancun with Babies and Toddlers from Family Travel Experts

Seeking a destination where the water is warm and clear, the tropical drinks are cold, and the kids clubs are plentiful? Family travel experts know that Cancun is the place to go. Before you jet off to this slice of tropical heaven, read these tips for visiting Cancun with babies and toddlers. Choose easy, child-friendly activities. […]

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach ~ A Posh Oceanfront Hotel for Families

I wish you could have seen the smile and shock on my face when I opened the door to my suite at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. An ideal location, incredible customer service, and spacious accommodations make this hotel a great fit for families seeking a posh beach holiday in Florida. Ocean-Themed Suites The Conrad […]

Prescott with Kids ~ Fun Things to Do in Arizona’s Territorial Capital

Prescott with kids is an adventure into Arizona’s past. Designated the capital by President Abraham Lincoln back when Arizona was still just a territory, the city embraces its Wild West history. If you’re picturing desert landscape with lots of prickly saguaro cactus, dusty tumbleweeds, and record-breaking heat, however, think again. Families from today’s capital Phoenix […]

Aravaipa Farms Inn ~ A Nature-Filled Romantic Getaway in Arizona

Tucked away beside a creek in the Arizona desert, Aravaipa Farms Inn gives couples a place to connect with nature and each other. This sweet bed & breakfast/farm stay is located on 46 acres of cultivated land. Depending on the season, guests may be invited to pick pears, apples, citrus, stone fruits or figs. This […]