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Just 25 minutes from the Acropolis, an alluring stretch of beachfront beckons with island charm. No ferry required. Skipper's Yacht and Roll Bar is a naval-themed boîte on a stretch of beachfront known as the Athens Riviera. Credit Maria Mavropoulou for The New York Times. By Amy Tara...

You can try stand-up paddleboard yoga inside a 10,000-year-old geothermal cave in Park City, Utah. (Visit Park City) By Amy Tara KochJuly 19 at 6:00 AM Splashing in the waves. Picnicking on the sand. Afternoon strolls along the shoreline.For many, nothing says summer like a beach vacation. Others prefer...

Why should your children have all of the fun? As the temperatures spike and mosquitoes descend, outdoorsy types — even those who haven’t canoed or performed a running cannonball in decades — think back to halcyon summers at overnight camp. Though most adults can’t swing...

While there may not be a playbook for handling pint-size petulance at 32,000 feet, pediatric behavioral experts offer insights into how to avoid, or at least contain, that next temper tantrum. By Amy Tara Koch Flying with small children is an event often fraught with tension. Children...

After inhaling The Land of Stories, Chris Colfer’s children’s series about twins who slip into a fairyland where Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom and Mother Goose is a babysitter, my 12-year-old daughter Brette made a request: Could Ireland top the list for our annual summer...

Predictability can be such a bore. In anticipation of winter and spring breaks, I spoke to U.S. News + World Report about some of my favorite off-the-beaten-track destinations that are both fun and culturally enriching. Here are my picks as well as their slideshow Norwegian Adventure...

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...