Summer in the Berkshires: Hancock Shaker Village

The Berkshires is a wonderful region in Massachusetts to explore with kids, and summer in the Berkshires can't be beat! Parents will appreciate the rural, countrified setting with farmer's markets, rolling hills, and quaint towns, and kids will find … [Read more...]

Lake Geneva with kids: What to do in in Lake Geneva Wisconsin

My introduction to Lake Geneva Wisconsin was with the US Postal Service. Why? Because many of the elegant vacation homes hugging the lakeshore were once only accessible by boat, and some still request mail service by mailboat. Visitors can tag along, … [Read more...]

Planning a trip to Door County with kids

The moment I heard Door County, Wisconsin described as ‘the Cape Cod of the Midwest’, this family-friendly destination made perfect sense to me. Despite the fact that Lake Michigan served as the ‘ocean’ in this comparison, the description was … [Read more...]

Fair Wind Big Island Kealakekua Snorkel Cruise review

Note: The Big Island is tourism-ready and Fair Wind is open for business after Hawaii's recent lava flows. Snorkeling on the west coast of Hawaii (the Big Island) is always a hit due to the incredibly clear water on the dry side of the island, and … [Read more...]

Lisbon with kids: What to do and where to stay in Portugal with the family

Lisbon Portugal is a city of friendly people, colorful cobbled streets, breathtaking overlooks and fresh, delicious cuisine. There’s a castle, a marina, trolley cars and tuk tuks, dining can be casual and affordable and children are welcomed almost … [Read more...]

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Women and wine: Mother’s Day wineries to visit in Oregon

The best Mother's Day I ever spent wasn't during an expensive vacation or at a fancy spa or restaurant. It was at a winery a few miles from our home. We packed up the whole family, and drove along the Applegate Wine Trail from Jacksonville, Oregon, … [Read more...]

Travel hack: The 10 cheapest restaurants located within a store

The HuffPost calls them “C-stores,” those mini-restaurants found within convenience stores. A recent article in the online news outlet showed these grab it and go food stops are doing far better than other food outlets that fall under the quick … [Read more...]

How to get the most from your golfing getaway

Once upon a time, it would be fair to say that the golfing getaway was almost going out of fashion. Sure, they've always had the excitement factor (for those who are obviously into golf), but they often came with extortionate costs. If you pick the … [Read more...]

Santa Fe with kids: dining, shopping, and touring

When most parents think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spas and art galleries come to mind. However, this small town in the high desert has its share of kid-friendly activities. Here where to go, where to eat, and where to shop if vacationing in Santa Fe … [Read more...]

What to do in Texas Hill Country with kids

Spring and fall are perfect times of year to visit the quaint town of Fredericksburg, tucked away in the scenic Hill Country of Texas. The weather is warm but mild, making this an economical spring break getaway for families within driving distance … [Read more...]