Dog sledding and snowmobiling in Breckenridge

The town of Breckenridge Colorado is known for its epic skiing and snowboarding, but there are many other ways to enjoy the snowy mountains here. Whether you want to plan a day away from the slopes during a longer vacation or have non-skiers among … [Read more...]

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and his friends on your next visit to London

There's no doubt about it, children and adults all over the world are obsessed with Harry Potter and his adventures. From Harry Potter Book Nights, where fans gather to celebrate the Harry Potter series, through to tours of the locations and the … [Read more...]

Ruby Falls, Tennessee

If you’ve ever been within a hundred miles of Chattanooga, Tenn., chances are you’ve seen billboards for Ruby Falls. The signs are big and obvious and might lead you to think it's a tourist trap, but you'd be wrong. Although it is definitely a … [Read more...]

Touring Paris with Fat Tire Tours

While planning our itinerary for Paris with kids, I kept hearing about an English-language, Paris-based tour company that goes around on bikes. My family loves exploring cities by bike (you may remember how we gushed about Bike 'n Roll in the … [Read more...]

Tips for touring the Eiffel Tower

Whether you think of the Eiffel Tower as cliched or iconic (or both!), it’s undoubtedly a must do on a family trip to Paris. We actually loved the time we spent at this most famous landmark, especially since we made a day of it. We started our … [Read more...]

Chicago Field Museum tips

We love natural history museums and have visited versions of them all over the country. The Chicago Field Museum is in our top five! We loved this cavernous, elegant museum situated on the Museum Campus by Lake Michigan and Shedd Aquarium. Here’s … [Read more...]

How to plan a Paris itinerary with kids

With its 20 arrondissements connected by a busy metro system, Paris can feel intimating at first. The key to planning a Paris itinerary with kids is to plan your days ahead of time, grouping destinations by proximity and utilizing walking tours to … [Read more...]

Touring Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin: Why this site should be on your itinerary

Few attractions in Dublin, Ireland feel more sobering to me than Kilmainham Gaol. An Ireland heritage site, Kilmainham's influence spans from the 1780s to the 1920's, serving as a backdrop to multiple tragic and heroic moments in Irish and … [Read more...]

Pompeii or Ostia Antica: Which to include as a day trip from Rome

Click on just about any message board or forum about Roman travel, and you'll see the question, "Should we go to Pompeii or Ostia Antica during our trip to Rome? After debating the question for ourselves last month as we planned our own Roman … [Read more...]

Snow day activities that get kids and adults outside

It's easy to succumb to cabin fever during our long Canadian winters. Most of us probably don't get outside as much as we would like to in the winter months, which is unfortunate because winter offers a host of fun activities that are perfect for the … [Read more...]