Ten Things You Should Do When Planning College Visits with Your Teen

Shake off the disbelief. Put away the baby photos you’ve been poring (tearing up?) over. It’s really happening. Your baby is heading to college! And you’re about to be swept up in a tornado of activity, online research, financial discussions, philosophical debates, and general maelstrom leading up to that final goodbye in front of the … Continue reading Ten Things You Should Do When Planning College Visits with Your Teen

The 411 on Los Angeles with Kids

Take a sip of a cool fruit smoothie, your feet buried in warm golden sand. As you watch your children make sand castles, thoughts of your afternoon plans sleepily buzz in your head. Old Hollywood? Ancient Rome? Natural history? It’s all possible when you visit Los Angeles with kids. Yes, it is sprawling. But once … Continue reading The 411 on Los Angeles with Kids

Great New Gadgets and Gear for the Traveling Family

More than 160,000 square feet of space (that’s nearly the size of three football fields) of the Las Vegas Convention Center was recently filled with exhibitors at the 2017 International Travel Goods Show. The annual show is when all the new and updated travel goods are introduced to the market. I had the pleasure—and exhausting … Continue reading Great New Gadgets and Gear for the Traveling Family

The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

The colorful town of Antigua is one of Guatemala’s prettiest and most popular destinations. Originally established in the 16th century as the country’s capital, the area was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 and the political center moved to the seismically less active Guatemala City. Antigua was subsequently rebuilt on a grid pattern (inspired … Continue reading The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

The 411 on Valencia with Kids

As your family navigates the narrow pedestrian streets of Valencia’s city center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by Spanish architecture, terra cotta walls, Juliette-style balconies, and hanging potted plants.  As you approach Lope de Vega Square, be on the look out for the narrowest building in Europe, at only 105 cm wide (located at  #6).  Let … Continue reading The 411 on Valencia with Kids

Ten Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Ireland with Kids

No longer seen as a destination exclusively for honeymooners and the tour bus crowd, Ireland is quickly becoming known as a family travel destination and with good reason. For families eager for their first taste of Europe in particular,  Ireland’s magic, culture, and minimal language barrier make it an ideal point of entry (that lyrical … Continue reading Ten Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Ireland with Kids