Traveling during the winter can be extremely hectic with weather delays, overbooked flights and cranky people who are just trying to get somewhere. As if that isn’t bad enough, it also coincides with cold and flu season which can make those cramped conditions even more unbearable. There’s no way to guarantee you won’t get sick but there are some steps you can take to prevent yourself from catching something. Boost Your Immune System One of the most important things you can do ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping well while traveling this winter season.
Here are three luxury resorts that have set the bar for activity-packed children’s programming.
For many parents, a family vacation with kids in tow might leave you less relaxed and more stressed out than ever. It’s difficult to relax poolside when you have a cranky toddler or a sullen teen to tend to. Thankfully, many resorts are stepping up and offering awesome children’s programs that guarantee a few moments of unwind time while kids learn, play and meet new friends from around the world. Here are three luxury resorts that are setting the bar for activity-packed children’s ... Continue Reading
Learn about five of the nation’s most beautiful castles.
When thinking of old historic palatial structures. we tend to assume that these can only be found in Europe or other areas overseas. The amazing thing is that there are a number of stunning buildings right here in America. Here are five of the nation's most beautiful castles. Boldt Castle (Alexandria Bay, NY) – When George Boldt and his wife were on vacation in the Thousand Islands, they encountered a heart-shaped isle. The industrialist quickly came up with a vision and, not only ... Continue Reading
Park City Utah is a dream destination for winter sports. Learn where to stay and play this ski season.
With its powdery, fluffy white snow, world-class skiing and snowboarding, and top of the line resorts, Park City Utah is a dream destination for winter sport loving families – or even those wishing to hit the slopes and learn to ski for the very first time. This winter wonderland is also home to a pedestrian (and skier!) friendly downtown, brimming with quaint shops and restaurants. With many of the resorts offering kids programming, including first-rate ski instruction starting at age 3 ½, ... Continue Reading
Some helpful tips for traveling this holiday season – whether you’re flying, driving, or taking the train.
The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the busiest of the year so it’s a good idea to get organized before taking any trips. Here are some helpful suggestions for making things run more smoothly. Research Flights Start checking out flights and prices as early as possible. Some websites allow you to set up email alerts so that you're the first to know when your flight goes on sale. Additionally, follow your preferred airline(s) on Twitter and Facebook to find deals as ... Continue Reading
Five common travel disasters (and how to solve them) when hitting the road with kids.
From missed flights to left behind kids, every traveling family worries about traveling disasters. Here are five of the most common travel mishaps, with solutions and ideas for avoiding them altogether. Disaster: Your kids suffers from motion sickness Solution: Don’t give up travel altogether if your child tends to suffer from motion sickness by air, car or sea. Instead, pack your suitcase with an array of tools. Dramamine now makes a kid’s version – Dramamine for Kids – that works ... Continue Reading
Looking for a scare? Check out one of these top five haunted attractions this Halloween.
It’s almost time for Halloween and what better way to enjoy the holiday than by visiting a haunted house? This may not be an activity for younger children or the faint of heart, but after weeks of planning costumes for the kids and taking them out trick-or-treating, don’t you deserve a little fun of your own? We’ve checked out some of the nation’s biggest and best haunted houses and here are our top 5: Pennhurst Asylum (Philadelphia, PA) – As the name suggests, this was once a ... Continue Reading
Take a trip back in time to the village of Shipshewana.
Our family recently stepped out of our faced-paced city lives and into the leisurely back roads of Indiana’s Amish country, where the rolling hills, wooded trails and flowing rivers soothed our senses and took us back in time. Play We started our Amish journey in the charming village of Shipshewana, where we literally stepped out of our car and into a horse-led buggy. Our host was Kenny Stutzman, owner of Buggy Lane Tours (140 North Harrison Street; Tel. 574/825.5474), a local company ... Continue Reading
The Detroit Metro area has a lot to offer visitors – from sports to the arts to culture or history.
Detroit - High crime rates, bad neighborhoods, high unemployment, empty buildings, and home foreclosures are commonplace. Do these things indicate a city of blight? No reason to visit? Nothing good to be found in Metro Detroit? Guess again! The Detroit Metro area has a lot to offer visitors, whatever your passion. Sports Detroit is a city with four professional sports teams. Catch NHL (The Detroit Red Wings), NFL (The Detroit Lions), NBA (The Detroit Pistons) or NBL (The ... Continue Reading
Check out some great locations that American citizens can visit without needing a passport.
Many of us parents remember a time when we could travel around the world with relatively little documentation. Sometimes, all it took was a copy of a birth certificate or a driver’s license to board a plane. Nowadays, you need a passport for almost everywhere. It's great for security, but if you’ve got a large family the cost and annoyance of getting a passport may not be worth the trip, especially if you don’t travel often. With the new travel requirements in place, you might be ... Continue Reading