Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Yes, there have been multiple terror attacks in France. And strikes. And financial malaise. Which, of course, does not make such an appetizing tourist scenario. And, can almost make you forget the abundant charms of France: the cheese, the wine, the pastry, the way golden...

J'adore New Orleans. Especially with my daughters. When I tell people how much fun we have as a family, they look surprised. Kids? In the country's biggest party town? Absolutely. Here is the story I wrote about visiting New Orleans with kids for The New...

Men’s Journal asked me to spotlight the most egregious fashion felonies that women wish men would stop making. Here’s my round up. There are certain looks that yield style suicide: daddy denim, the kind that extend above the belly button and flow like a bloated river...

A few years ago, I took my daughters to a manor house turned hotel in England. It left a big impression.   Falconry. Horseback riding.  An old-fashioned canal boat ride. The entire family was so engaged in enjoying the rugged landscape  that we didn’t give electronics a...

If you are thinking about a family trip to Costa Rica, pull the trigger and go. The beaches are pristine, the food is excellent and the ability to see an abundance of wildlife-monkeys, parrots, iguanas and technicolor birds-at any given moment of the day is...

Through traveling extensively with my family, I have learned a few valuable lessons to reduce stress and set the stage for a great experience. Here are five tips from my family to yours. 1. BE PREPARED The most common blunder for parents is being ill prepared for...

Whenever I plan a trip with my family- a weekend in Vermont, a ski trip or something more exotic like our upcoming Spring Break in Costa Rica, I make kid friendly research a part of the experience. Sure, showing up and sightseeing is fun. But,...

Travel, as in life, offers spectacular experiences to those who don’t require immediate gratification. Case in point: Hana, HI. Because it is so difficult to reach (a barf inducing drive to Eastern Maui must be endured), there are zero crowds. And, zero resorts. That leaves...