You might think a turn-of-the-20th-century Colorado resort modeled after old-world European craftsmanship resting at the base of majestic Cheyenne Mountain would be breathtaking. And you would be right.
A family vacation in the Bahamas has a certain dreamy ring to it and the good news is that thanks to these family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, it needn't be complicated or expensive.
This spring break I was dying to get away. Funds were limited, however, so I was looking for something that wouldn't break the bank. I had no idea just how much great stuff there is to do with families in Palm Springs. Here is a list of the places we discovered to play and eat.
The book really hits its stride when the family spends time at an orphanage in India, and Marshall forges a powerful connection with a little orphan named Job. He's a cheeky little fellow, who lectures Marshall on religion and politics and yet is fiercely loyal and protective.
Whether you decide to travel to Europe, South America, Africa, Asia or within your region at home, kids remember the feeling of connecting with other people who share a similar interest whether it be soccer, history, biking, or delicious food, and especially appreciate time with you, as their parent.
You cannot develop a relationship with your children and grandchildren (and they are all yours) without giving your blended family personal attention.
Taking your time is important, and not just for your mental health. There's so much scenery to enjoy up here, you can almost forget you're strapped to two plastic boards with sharp edges and all waxed up so they go real fast. Oh, wait. I just felt my heart skip a beat as I wrote that sentence. Deep breaths, Kari.
Two months ago, my husband and I, and our kids ages 7 and 4, traded our stucco home in Colorado for a palapa in rural Mexico. It's a temporary trade--we'll be returning home soon--but it's been quite the experience, working and living in such a wildly different place. Here's a photo essay of a typical day-in-our-life.
Visiting Africa is a trip of a lifetime. Granted, it's not something you can plan at the last minute, and you need to carve out at least 10 days; but other than the airfare, if you go and volunteer, it's more affordable than you think.
A family vacation in the Caribbean doesn't need to mean battling for lounge chairs, fending off constant beach vendors or trying to tune out the jingling sounds of the casino that drowns out the sounds of the waves.
Phuket, Thailand is an island that's rapidly developing and changing. It's no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches.
Despite the unrest that is currently engulfing the Middle-East, certain parts of it are actually a great place for a family vacation. My twin boys and I ventured to Jordan and Israel for winter break.
Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take.
They may not appear so at first glance, but kids are the perfect travelers. Sure, they're more prone to meltdowns and jet lag, but they see the world with pure amazement, a skill many of us have let lapse over time.
When planning a family vacation, there are many things to take into account. You'll need to search for kid-friendly hotels and attractions, flights, restaurants, deals, etc; and that's not always an easy feat on your own
Denver's newest attraction is an old landmark: the lovingly restored Union Station. But it's more than an historic terminal. Sure, you can still catc...