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Best Free Music Festivals for Families in the USA

You’ve got a blanket spread on the grass, a picnic basket full of treats and maybe, if the venue allows it, a box of wine in the cooler. Your kids are dancing to the sounds coming through the speakers and you can just see the band at the source through the crowd as the sun […]

10 Incredible Hot Springs for Families

What better way to unwind than a good soak in a hot tub of water? Even better is when that hot bath is heated by Mother Nature and surrounded by her beauty. In locations spanning the globe and each with its own appeal, check out these 10 incredible hot springs for families for a soothing, healthy dip. Blue […]

10 Best Free New York City Activities for Families

New York City has a reputation for being super expensive but did you know there are dozens of free family friendly activities throughout the city? As a New Yorker and a mom, I know the place to go to keep kids content on the cheap. Check out these ten best free New York City activities […]

Play with Raggs the Dog at the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa

Amidst a seaside stretch of Riviera Maya’s green lushness is the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, an oasis of pampering surrounded by untamed foliage in Mexico. Although monstrous in size, it blends into the natural world like a gecko—precisely where the hotel ends and the wilderness begins is sometimes ambiguous. The Grand Palladium has honed […]

Free London Museums for Kids

A vibrant city with an extensive list of attractions and activities that appeal to children and adults of all ages, London can also be very expensive to visit. Fortunately, you can save money on your London family vacation by taking advantage of several world-class museums that offer free admission to the public as well as […]

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown for Families

Located within walking distance of Washington DC‘s most famous landmarks lies the Hilton Garden Inn, a friendly hotel with plenty of practical amenities. For traveling families who want to tour America’s capital city but avoid lengthy bus rides, crippling walks, and pricey cab fares, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown makes a prime choice. […]

5 Vancouver Island Activities for Families

Diverse and dramatic, Vancouver Island delivers all that active families look for in a holiday destination. The island’s coastal rainforest and beaches draw nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. From the sea to the land and the sky, here are five Vancouver Island activities for families you won’t want to miss. Pacific Northwest […]

Le Chèvrefeuille – An Idyllic Bed and Breakfast for Families in Dordogne, France

If you are dreaming of a trip to the South of France (and who isn’t?!), I have the ideal bed and breakfast for families in Dordogne! Le Chèvrefeuille is the friendliest B&B I’ve ever encountered. It’s more than a place to stay; Le Chèvrefeuille provides a relaxing retreat for families. The Dordogne region makes a great choice […]

There’s More for Families at Embassy Suites Chicago

Two features dictate the hotel I choose for a city family vacation—location and space. I prefer hotels in the heart of the city because I love the freedom of being able to walk almost everywhere. It’s also virtually impossible for my family of four to stay in the average hotel room without squabbling and tripping […]

Cultural Activities in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Kids

Exploring Ann Arbor, Michigan with kids reveals surprising cultural riches. The artistic and intellectual cosmos that burgeoned here during the 1960s still lingers, with the world-renowned University of Michigan keeping things cerebral. Within this environment, grandchildren of original hippies can expand their minds in various ways, and Ann Arbor is particularly friendly to families. True, […]

Review of Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village – Unspoiled Florida Paradise

I was not a big fan of Florida. Sure, I had been through Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami but apart from Disney World, Southwest Florida had only served as a stopover for cruises and Caribbean vacations. When I was invited to give a review of Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, I admittedly wasn’t […]

Top 5 Attractions for Families in Calgary

Home of one arguably the greatest outdoor shows on Earth, the Calgary Stampede, and a mere one-hour drive east of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has long attracted tourists. Cowtown is Canada’s oil and gas headquarters and many families are fortunate to tag along on a business trip or make a pit stop here en route to […]

5 Finds for Families with Kids in Sicily

Most visitors to Sicily head for the old world charm of Palermo, the biothermal wonder of Mount Aetna or the antiquated charm of Taormina and Agrigento—all well worth a visit. But take one of the smaller exits off the autostrada anywhere near the coast, as we did this summer when my family of five and […]