Going on vacation gives you and your family more time, or perhaps just the inclination, to spend a part of the evening gazing upward and appreciating the night sky. This summer offers some especially lively night skies--like mid-August's Perseid meteor showers.
In the past, luxury just meant expensive. But as travellers become more savvy and more tourism options become available, the focus has firmly shifted towards experiences. A five star hotel is no longer enough, it has to have a unique history that differentiates it from the next luxury accommodation.
Many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy of your family vacation.
My wife and enjoy our time with our kids, but not all of our time, especially when we're traveling. Having the kids in school allows us to do some stress-free sightseeing, go for longer walks, exercise, and rest.
Getting away from the "business of life" is great, but herein lies the challenge: when you take a shorter trip, it can be hard to find ways to truly unwind within a compressed period of time. As the end of summer fast approaches, I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips for making the most out of your next weekend getaway!
Waterfalls are among nature's most spectacular sights. Architectural Digest rounds up 11 bridges across the globe that bring us closer to the action, from a footbridge that snakes toward Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina, to Victoria Falls Bridge.
When most travelers think of the American Southwest, they imagine iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. However, if your family is looking for something a little different, consider adding one of these very kid-friendly, under-the-radar places to your itinerary.
I once asked an Austinite "what's trendy in Austin right now" and immediately got "the look." Austin is too cool to care about trends, and the more unique style you have, the better.
You can't take a 2-year-old sightseeing all day, let him skip his nap, and then expect him to behave in a fancy restaurant.
Jamaica is one of the best in the Caribbean for it, with its plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions. And with the best season for Jamaica travel coming up - October to mid-December - now's the time to start planning.
When I was spending my high school years in New Jersey, all I could dream about was getting out and exploring the world. Now that I'm middle aged with two young kids growing up in Europe, New Jersey doesn't look so bad... at least when it comes to thrill rides.
There's more to Dublin than nightlife and Guinness! Escape to Dublin for a week or so with the kids and discover its kid-friendly attractions, from the Zoo to Phoenix Park and the Imaginosity Interactive Museum.
We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.
Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.
Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.
If you're planning a big trip with little kids, you may want to take note of the lessons we learned from spending six weeks visiting four countries and five cities (via eight flights) with a preschooler.