The 411 on Dallas-Fort Worth with Kids

Think big. The Dallas-Fort Worth “Metroplex” sprawls across two Texas counties encompassing more than 9,000 square miles. The two cities and its neighbors burst with opportunities to explore history, art, and science. With temperate weather most of the year, there is also plenty to see and do outdoors, including lakes, parks, and two acclaimed zoos. … Continue reading The 411 on Dallas-Fort Worth with Kids

The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 17th-century Dutch fort of Galle is the jewel in Sri Lanka’s tropical crown. Located in the sleepy bay of the same name, near the southern tip of the pear-shaped island, Galle Fort has been beautifully preserved and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled fort is criss-crossed with brick streets and a … Continue reading The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 411 on The Berkshires with Kids

Maybe it’s the lungfuls of fresh mountain air, dips in cool lakes, and miles of hiking trails. Or maybe it’s the outdoor symphonies, literary haunts, and impossibly charming New England towns. For all these reasons, the Berkshires have been attracting visitors (and repatriates) for centuries as a place to escape New York and Boston’s summer … Continue reading The 411 on The Berkshires with Kids

Swamp Buggy: A Tale of Family Adventure in Big Cypress National Preserve

“Get those darn things off right now!” our driver grumbles over his shoulder. My daughter, still confused by the breach in safety protocol, shoots me a worried look—her safety belt will not budge. Captain Cliff’s seat swivels around as he reaches out toward my firstborn, jabbing a calloused thumb into the stubborn square at the … Continue reading Swamp Buggy: A Tale of Family Adventure in Big Cypress National Preserve

The 411 on Milan with Kids

Visiting Milan with kids is a natural choice: It attracts smaller tourist crowds than Rome or Venice, and it hums with family-friendly activities ranging from hands-on science experiments to sporting events. Yet it pops with the all the artistic brilliance and architectural design that draw travelers to Italy. Milan is also younger than Rome and … Continue reading The 411 on Milan with Kids