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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, […]

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 […]

Irvine Regional Park Guide for Families

The next time you are planning a trip to Disneyland, schedule an extra day or two to explore the nearby Irvine Regional Park. You could easily spend a whole weekend just exploring this 477-acre park with its plentiful hiking trails, zoo, horse rentals, miniature train and more- all amid tall, leafy trees and the natural beauty of Southern California.