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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...

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...

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...

5 Mountain Resorts to Merge Bunny slope, Moguls and Merlot Skiing as a family ranks high on the vacation hot list. But, how you transition your fearful kid into a fearless downhill Ninja is as important as where this milestone takes place. Newsflash: Snow is only...

Some assignments are pure pleasure. Like, writing the data-driven World’s Best pieces for Travel + Leisure. This year we had some newcomers. But, one thing is clear: T+L readers love Hawaii. Florida, Mexico, Southern California and South Carolina, too. Toss in some classically glorious properties...

Travel Like an A-Lister on a D-List Budget If you tend to ogle over celebrities vacationing with their brood in glamorous destinations -whizzing down the slopes in Aspen, yachting in Anguilla, snorkeling in Tulum-wipe up that pool of drool and know this: fabulous getaways can be...

How to increase organization, avoid over packing, and arm yourself for potential travel disasters Any way you look at it, packing is a chore. A recurring entry on one’s to-do list that holds as much allure as emptying your child’s 3-day old gym bag. But, a...