What to do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Wondering what to do in Playa del Carmen? Our family loves outdoor excursions, but we like fun city adventures as well. While in Riviera Maya, we wanted to give our kids a taste of local city life as well as geological wonders, so we spent an evening … [Read more...]

Road tripping with kids: are casino resorts worth a pit stop?

Most states in the US now sport some type of casino resort along major interstates and highways. How do you know if any are worth a stop? Of course, adults serious about vegas-style gaming can head to Las Vegas or try their hand at mobile gaming, but … [Read more...]

Cody Wyoming restaurants: where to eat on Sheridan Street with kids

Visitors to Cody, Wyoming will quickly see that this authentic cowboy town has a lot to offer in rich history, touristy shopping, and outdoor recreation. It also has a lot of saloons and bars, but family-friendly restaurants in Cody do exist in ready … [Read more...]

A walk through Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market

The historic St. Lawrence Hall houses the St. Lawrence Market, a farmer's market nirvana teaming with the freshest local produce, fruits, berries, and homemade jams, syrups, and crafts. Families will also find stalls selling local meats, desserts and … [Read more...]

What to do in Park City in the summer with kids

Park City, Utah is truly a year-round resort town. It's one of our Best Ski Town picks, but that doesn't mean families shouldn't visit during summer months: on our visit in June 2013, Main Street was bustling, and parking was challenging to find. … [Read more...]

Cliff Creek Cellars: family-friendly vineyard and tasting room

Located in the heart of Southern Oregon's wine region, Cliff Creek Cellars is a family-friendly vineyard that makes for a great stop for families vacationing in Ashland Oregon or enjoying fishing, hiking, or rafting along the Rogue River. Surprised? … [Read more...]

Portland happy hour picks: Where to go for happy hour with or without the kids in Portland

If you're visiting Portland without the kids, have older kids with discerning tastes (as mine have become as they get older) or have younger children who appreciate great dining atmosphere over crayons and chicken nuggets (not mine at that age!), … [Read more...]

Family Apres Ski Picks at Whistler Village

After a full day of skiing or boarding, nothing is so satisfying as unbuckling your boots and shedding your coat to warm up amid the lively ambiance of fellow skiers and perhaps a live band. Add a cold brew or warm beverage, and you just might be in … [Read more...]

Dining in Whistler Village: where to eat on a budget

A walk through Whistler Village's famed Village Stroll will take families past plenty of dining options, but a perusal of menus will show that most fall in the mid-to fine dining category. While families vacationing in Whistler should plan for at … [Read more...]

Touring Virginia City, Nevada with kids

Located thirty minutes outside of Reno Nevada, Virginia City takes families back in time to an era of unprecedented wealth in silver and gold mining history. The drive to the boomtown from either Reno or Carson City is scenic and dramatic (and kids … [Read more...]