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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 students. It’s been over 20 years since I lived […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights from a Francophile

The first time I went to Paris when I was a teenager, I fell in love — not with another person — but with the City of Lights herself. Finally, the time has come for me to share my love of France with my children in the place where it all began: la belle Paris. Here are my tips for visiting Paris with kids.

Disneyland Paris with Kids ~ A Disney Park with a French Accent

The only thing that could make a family vacation in Paris even more dreamy is adding a trip to Disneyland Paris with kids! Children may tire of too many museums and monuments. After a few days of exploring French history, culture, history, and art — there’s something so exciting yet comforting about Disneyland Paris. A Disneyland […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Why didn’t I try Rosetta Stone before? That’s what I’ve been asking myself ever since I finally took this renowned language learning system for a spin. I used Rosetta Stone to brush up on my French skills before a recent trip to France, and now I’m following Rosetta Stone Spanish to prepare for my family’s upcoming monthlong […]

10 Best Destinations in France for Families

The focus in France is on living life to the fullest and enjoying things of beauty…architecture, fashion, art and some of the world’s best cuisine. From sophisticated Paris and the swanky Côte d’Azur, to the breathtaking French Alps and beyond, there is much to explore in this proud and diverse country. I asked some family travel bloggers to weigh […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five fabulous Christmas markets around the world to keep your spirits bright and inspire future travels. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets in all […]

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Around the World

Is there anything more comforting than a good grilled cheese sandwich? Definitely not, in my humble opinion. As a kid growing up in the U.S., nothing could beat the melty goodness of Kraft American cheese nestled between two pan fried slices of white bread slathered with butter. My love of a good grilled cheese made me wonder […]

Cornell Hotel de France ~ San Francisco with a French Accent

Savor a taste of la belle pays at Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d’Arc. Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, and easily within walking distance to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, the hotel is ideally situated to stay in European style while exploring the Golden City. A hotel for […]

5 Destinations that Feel Like Europe in North America

Do you have the itch to travel to Europe but your bank account doesn’t have enough scratch? Want to go somewhere that feels foreign without taking an overnight flight? You don’t have to leave North America to reach some great locales that will make you feel like you’ve crossed the Atlantic. Instead, travel to these five destinations that feel […]

Rhine Getaway with Viking River Cruises ~ Ports and Excursions

Choosing a Viking River Cruise from their enticing itineraries is like choosing the only chocolate you’ll ever eat for the rest of your life. Dark chocolate or milk? Butter cream or caramel? Lyon & Provence, or Danube Waltz? Imperial Jewels of China, or Waterways of the Tsars in Russia? When Viking River Cruises invited me to sail […]

5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Strasbourg, France

Ever since I lived in France for a year during college I have wanted to move back to this alluring country. But for years I’ve wondered where in France I would make my nest. Now I know. I fell head over pieds for Strasbourg, France during a Viking River Cruise on the Rhine this past spring and I […]

Study Abroad Because…My Thoughts After the White House Travel Blogger Summit

Study abroad because it kills prejudice, encourages peace and expands opportunities. That was the essence of the messages shared by such leaders as Chief of Staff Denis McDonough at the White House Summit on Global Citizenship and Study Abroad. I was lucky enough to be invited to this event in Washington D.C. as one of […]

Exploring the Mediterranean with Kids

Sunny skies, beautiful beaches, historical sites, delicious food eaten at outdoor cafés, art and culture—what’s not to love about the Mediterranean? And there’s no need to worry about feeling out-of-place on your family vacation because people in this Southern European region seem to genuinely love and welcome children. From Turkey and Greece to Italy and […]