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Why Carnival Cruise with Teens

Our teenage son lobbied to choose our family’s vacation for this year’s spring break. He had two proposals: go on a cruise or visit the Caribbean. Since my husband and I loved our Alaskan cruise and we had always wanted to visit the Caribbean, our teen didn’t have to do too much convincing. Much to […]

Student Volunteer Travel – An Opportunity for Giving & Growth

Rather than partying hardy, many high school students are making the world a better place during their school breaks. Student volunteer travel provides young people with the opportunity to journey abroad with other youth and give hands-on help to those in need. The experience can be life-changing for teens, who learn about life in developing […]

Bloomington, Minnesota – An Affordable & Fun Family Vacation Destination

Bloomington’s central location between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and outlying suburbs makes it a fabulous spot for a Minnesota vacation. With no sales tax on shoes or clothing purchases plus reasonably priced hotels and restaurants, a vacation to Bloomington is an affordable choice. There are a lot of misconceptions about Minnesota, for example, that the state is made up […]

Is Disney Cruise Line for Teens and Tweens Too?

My family set sail for the first time seven years ago on a multi-generational Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and fell in love with cruising. As of this past fall we had sailed on a total of five cruises on four different lines in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean, but we had not […]

Do You Dare? The CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience

Human beings are amazing creatures. Many of us seek to push our limits of endurance and fear…on purpose. It is fear that comes to mind when I think of walking 1,168 feet above the ground, on the CN Tower EdgeWalk, in Toronto, Ontario. Fear, and insanity. CN Tower for people afraid of heights I do not like heights. […]

Travel in the Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

Diehard J.R.R. Tolkein fans, all three of our teenagers knew the three-hour long dialogue from the first Lord of the Rings film by heart. Now they wanted to visit “the real place.”

The Best of New York City with Kids of All Ages

I was so impressed after reading Fodor’s Family: New York City with Kids that I set up an interview with the book’s author, Meryl Pearlstein. This mom, food critic, traveler, and New York aficionado gave me her picks for her all-time favorite child-friendly sites, activities, and restaurants in the Big Apple.