April 22, 2017

10 Caribbean Resorts to Meet Your Favorite Characters

My kids love character meet-ups, like when we met up with the Sesame Street gang at SeaWorld San Antonio in June. We only spent the day at SeaWorld, but if your kids would be over the  moon to spend the week with their favorites, like Cookie Monster, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, there are a handful of resorts in […]

4 Unexpected Things to Do in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Families around the world love Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a beach vacation destination. The Riviera Maya stretches along the eastern coast of Mexico, starting in Cancun and extending south through Playa del Carmen almost all the way to Tulum. Blessed with beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue Caribbean water, the Riviera Maya is ideal for long, lazy days at the […]

4 Family-Friendly Hotel Picks in Puerto Vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has good news. Following a spate of hurricanes that came close to damaging resorts and hindering tourism in the area last month, all hotels, shops, attractions and golf courses in Puerto Vallarta are fully operational and ready for families to take time out to enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, waterparks and ziplines. Take a look at […]

Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel

Beyond kids clubs and kid-friendly menus, a number of top hotels are going the extra mile for the littlest guests in their hotels, according to Five Star Alliance. Among the top trends in luxury family travel: children’s concierges, spa treatments just for kids and special bedtime services. Take a look at the five trends and which hotels and resorts are on […]

5 Best Resorts to Spend a Multi-Generational Vacation

Multi-generational vacations are more popular than ever. Last summer, we spent three weeks in Ireland with my in-laws as part of a home exchange. It was great that my kids could spend more time with their grandparents and it was helpful to have an extra set of hands (and two extra drivers) during our vacation. If you’re thinking about a […]

5 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Cancun this Summer

Cancun is topping the charts this year as a top place to visit during the summer, particularly for families. Beyond sipping tropical drinks at all-inclusives and soaking in the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, families would be wise to explore all that Cancun has to offer, like Mayan ruins, friendly whale sharks and sea […]

Kids & Learning: 6 Hotels Saving Baby Sea Turtles

If you’re looking for a far-from-everyday family beach adventure, head south to Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico as baby sea turtles begin to hatch from eggs buried on the sandy beaches and make their way back into the ocean. Some hotels even have sea turtle protection programs to help the smallest of turtles make their way safely into the warm […]

Riviera Maya: Taking a Side Trip to Tulum

A couple of weeks ago I checked out the new children’s program at the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Resort in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. This was my first trip to Mexico (I’m not counting an afternoon in Tijuana years ago with a friend from San Diego), and while I was excited to visit the resort, I may have been […]

New Hotel Kids’ Program: Play at Palladium with Raggs

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico for a stay at the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Resort to check out their new children’s program called “Play at Palladium with Raggs.” The centerpiece of the program is Raggs, a colorful, lovable dog and his four friends, including one in a wheelchair, that sing songs, entertain […]

Go International: 6 Family-Friendly Hot Spots

One of my personal travel goals, while not explicitly stated in my 2012 travel resolutions, is to take my kids (all four of them) on a trip outside the U.S. I’ve been flipping through my travel guidebooks, and one day I like Peru, the next day I like France, and now I’m back to staying here on the east coast […]