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Tips for Kaanapali with Kids on Maui

People often ask me to name my favorite travel destinations and Hawaii always makes my short list. With six visitable islands, each with its own character and offerings, it can be hard to choose which is best for your family. I have been to all but one of Hawaii’s islands and love Maui’s wonderful blend of laid-back lifestyle […]

Munich with Kids ~ Beyond Beer and Pretzels in Bavaria’s Capital

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden. Meanwhile my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and I gazed at swans floating in a nearby lake. This scene sums up our glorious week in Munich with kids: […]

Huntington Beach with Kids – The Ultimate Surfer Town

California’s Pacific Coast is lined with darling beach towns, each with its own local flavor and stretch of beach. For the ultimate surfer town, take the kids to Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA.

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas with Kids

From the minute we boarded Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas, we knew we were in for an extraordinary time. After our sailing I asked my shipmate 7-year-old son, Leo, what was his favorite part of our cruise. His answer? “Meeting Joey.” Yep, a humongous ship stocked with bumper cars, a climbing wall, swimming pools, the […]

5 Things You Must Do in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste with Kids

If your family loves animals, sun and sea…Guanacaste, Costa Rica is the place to be! Not only is Costa Rica renowned for its beauty, but also it is home to the world’s happiest people. With beautiful scenery, a laid-back vibe, and outdoor adventures galore, there’s plenty to be happy about. Located in the northwest region of […]

Midlife Crisis in Maui

I turned 40 this month, that dreadful age that divides the old from the young. I have gained 14 pounds over the past few years. A few white strands play peek-a-boo with me while I blow dry my hair each morning. I have been feeling entirely unsexy and, well, just plain old. If you’re going […]

Learning to Surf in Huntington Beach, Surf City USA

The waves were choppy and breaking early. My instructor asked if I wanted to blow off my surfing lesson. I said, “I can’t skip this. Surfing is on my bucket list!” Before I knew it I was crashing into curling white waves and trying not to get smacked in the face with a surfboard. So started […]

Tofino: Storm Watching at the Edge of the World

In the midst of vacation planning, a frequent winter travel question is: sun or snow? I think we should add another category to the list of holiday possibilities: storm? As in storm watching. Vancouver Island’s Tofino has become a mecca for adventure seekers in winter. Here’s why to consider booking a Tofino storm watching holiday. About […]