Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa

Want to be central to LegoLand and San Diego, but stay at a hotel with a distinct ‘beach’ feel? The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa is located one street off a lifeguard-manned beach, with ocean views from both rooms and the outdoor pool … [Read more...]

All inclusive Riviera Maya hotels: ClubHotel Riu Tequila

For families looking for all inclusive Riviera Maya hotels, yet want to stay away from the beach hotel zone vibe, ClubHotel Riu Tequila fits the bill at a value price point. Located adjacent to Playa del Carmen and within a few kilometers of cenote … [Read more...]

Azul Beach Hotel: A Riviera Maya boutique all inclusive resort

All-inclusive Mexican hotels are convenient for families, but their sheer size can sometimes mean a lack of a personal touch. Enter boutique all inclusive resorts. We've long been fans of boutique hotels for families, but definitely need simplicity … [Read more...]

Top three hidden gems of the Caribbean for families

As a top destination for cruises and tours, the Caribbean has no shortage of enticing tropical landscapes and attractions. The region’s predictably warm, balmy weather and aquamarine sea attract visitors year-round. And yet, the Caribbean still … [Read more...]

The ultimate family road trip through Spain: coast, city, and country

Guest post written by Katie Belle. Road trips and relaxation may seem like an oxymoron when travelling with kids. But, in fact, our two were so caught up with the sense of adventure, there wasn’t even one cry of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. From … [Read more...]

Best Beach Towns: Newport, Rhode Island

It's time to start planning beach vacations! Our series of best beach towns for families is constantly building. Our latest addition: Newport, Rhode Island.  For a New England beach feel, plenty of shopping and seafood, and quaint lodging, Newport … [Read more...]

Holiday magic at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel: win a stay with Passports with Purpose

Fewer sights are more magical than a luxury hotel trimmed for the holidays. One of our favorites, the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, is already appointed with holiday cheer, from the sandy beachfront to the elegant RAYA dining room. We can taste the … [Read more...]

A stay at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel with kids

Parents might assume a Ritz Carlton hotel is too, well, ritzy for a family vacation. In fact, the family-friendly offerings at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel make the acclaimed resort a smart choice for families looking for great vacation value. … [Read more...]

Where to stay on Orcas Island: a review of Doe Bay Resort and Retreat

Popular Orcas Island, WA can get busy during the summer season, and lodging on this less developed San Juan Islands vacation destination can fill up fast. Families will find they don't have too many options: only a few established hotel resorts, lots … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Parksville, BC: Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa

The first thing my kids noticed upon entering the grounds of Parksville BC's Tigh-Na-Mara Beach Resort was the pool house. Then the kids' club space. Then the playground and the basketball and tennis court. Finally, they spotted the beach access … [Read more...]