Where to stay in Portland: Governor Hotel review

We've reviewed a good number of hotels for families planning a Portland Oregon vacation. No matter which you pick, our recommendation is to stay downtown, within walking distance of the fun shops, restaurants, attractions (and easy-to-use MAX … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Banff National Park: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

During a vacation in Banff National Park, visitors have three main lodging options: camping, hotels and lodges outside of the town center, or Banff town hotels. Because Banff can get crowded and parking and driving can be a hassle even in the … [Read more...]

Sitka Alaska hotel review: Totem Square Hotel and Marina

Wondering where to stay in Sitka Alaska?  Read on for our Sitka Alaska hotel review. The Totem Square Hotel and Marina is ideally located right on the harbor, with beautiful views of Sitka Sound and within walking distance of everything in town. … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Vancouver BC: Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

Vancouver, BC may be one of the best cities to tour with kids. It's full of outdoor experiences active kids crave--biking, beaches, parks and suspension bridges--while retaining the sophistication parents enjoy and seek to introduce to their … [Read more...]

A stay at Monterey’s Portola Hotel and Spa

Stepping into the spacious lobby of Monterey CA's Portola Hotel and Spa, you just might think you've taken a wrong turn and stepped back outside instead. The wide, open space is canopied with lush, live trees giving way to bright skylights, and the … [Read more...]

The Acqua Hotel: kid-friendly boutique hotel in California’s Bay Area

I'm pleased to announce I've found a new (to me) hotel brand favorite for traveling families: Broughton Hospitality's boutique hotel collection, with properties across the west. On our recent California road trip with kids, we had the pleasure of … [Read more...]

Aulani, a Disney’s Resort and Spa: what’s included in the Aulani value

There's no doubt about it: Aulani, Disney's new Hawaiian resort on the leeward side of Oahu, is jaw-droppingly fabulous. Throughout my stay, I experienced first class service, amenities, and activities across the board. For the average traveling … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 2): Hyatt Place Portland OR

  9750 NE Cascades Portland, OR Our first overnight of our road trip was spent at Hyatt Place in the Portland Airport Cascade Station area. What a great hotel for families (especially families of 5)! The Hyatt Place is definitely … [Read more...]