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
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
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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
Boston is chock full of American history, and I don’t mean the boring kind. You can feel it on the cobblestones under your feet and taste it in a bowl of authentic New England clam chowder. From Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride to the Boston Tea Party, Boston is alive with the kind of historical and … Continue reading The 411 on Boston with Kids
Almost perfectly centered between Mexico’s north and south borders on the Pacific, Puerto Vallarta is thought by many to be “the most Mexican beach destination in the country.” While you’ll find plenty of modern resorts and condos here, you’ll quickly see that Puerto Vallarta has retained her old world character in spite of them–carved wooden … Continue reading The 411 on Puerto Vallarta with Kids
Granite domes, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, ancient and enormous trees, alpine meadows, and a lush river valley all come together in one of America’s most famous and beloved national parks. Yosemite is just a few hours’ drive from the Bay Area, so it may be tempting to add a few days to your San Francisco itinerary … Continue reading The 411 on Yosemite National Park with Kids
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Deep and narrow, the cool, pristine waters of Lake Michigan stretch down like fingers into Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, forming the East and West Arms of the Grand Traverse Bay. Hugging the bay, Traverse City is one of the most popular summertime vacation destinations in the state, especially during the first week in July when nearly … Continue reading The 411 on Traverse City with Kids
Founded in 1524, Granada’s locals like to claim it is not only the oldest city in Nicaragua, but the first to be settled in all of the Americas. While that may or may not be true (León, to the north of the country, stakes the same claim), this charming colonial city does boast a fascinating … Continue reading The 411 on Granada – Nicaragua with Kids