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Fun is part of a vacation. But, parents have a new motive in choosing destinations: digital avoidance. Throwing a cultural curve ball, one that combines adventure and enrichment through tackling the unknown-exposure to foreign culture, a brush with history, physical activity in a stunning...

New York City is a siren. Give her a few days and she will seduce you with her beguiling brand of grit and glamour. Pick your passion: art, iconic edifices, Broadway shows, shopping, generation-defining restaurants. All of this – and a few slices of killer...

I spoke to US News + World Report about budget-friendly family getaways after the school year begins.   By September, crowds have dissipated in Park City, ushering in the pleasant and inexpensive shoulder season, explains family travel expert Amy Tara Koch. She points to the Grand Summit...

Fall means crisper temperatures, the changing of the leaves and a perfect time for outdoor activities. Here are some top spots to bring the fall season to life. On Labor Day, I chatted with Good Day LA about this topic. Video below.      1. Montana: Whitefish, Glacier During...

By AMY TARA KOCH Whatever the mode of transport, traveling with children is often no picnic. The long-haul flight (five hours or more) offers up a special brand of hell, a smorgasbord of meltdowns, impromptu maladies and indiscriminate peevishness. I don’t blame the children. Being caged...

Niseko, Japan in the summerPhoto: Courtesy of Zaborin Adventurous travelers are bound by a common goal: to sniff out compelling destinations before they top everyone’s hot list. If you are the type who enjoys the road less traveled—say, cycling through pristine farmland and forests, often without...

Japan during the summer months is hot. Brutally hot. That's one of the reasons we decided to visit Niseko in the  northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. The other reasons? Recreation and food. Many know Niseko for its super powdery snow, a gift from cold fronts from Siberia.  Like...

Mother of Dragons has left Meereen for Westeros. Lade Olenna is making alliances in Dorne. Cersei has taken the helm over Kings Landing and suddenly cookie cutter hotels feel tragically bland. Game of Thrones is back (July 16). And, the battle for the Iron Throne...