Where's Your Carousel?

What’s not to love about a carousel? For many of us, the mere throught of hopping aboard a painted horse or other fanciful creature brings a smile to our faces. For a charming mix of music, whimsy and history, here are five to consider: Salem, Oregon. Located in the city’s…

Toddler Time: 5 Ways To Go

Just because you’ve become a parent doesn’t mean you have to stay put. Here are five ways to take a family vacation with wee ones: Consider an all-inclusive. At Beaches Resorts in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, the youngest travelers are cared for by certified nannies, caregivers with more than…

Take Me Out To The Ballgame: 14 Gems

Going Yard, The Ultimate Guide for Major League Baseball Road Trips, provides the information you’ve been searching for about the ballparks you love and the cities that host them. When it comes to little known facts about these famous fields, author Stan Fridstein has uncovered a treasure trove. Here are…

Ten Fall Foliage Getaways

As nature parades her fall colors, share the glory with your family. Here are ten spectacular places where the crisp air will invigorate every member of your crew: 1.Purity Spring Resort. East Madison, NH. Check in to this family-owned getaway and enjoy apple picking, country fairs, and antique shopping in…

Focus on History

When I’m traveling on my own or with family, I always learn something. That’s part of the thrill for me.  In an era where politics and history are playing an important role, why not fold the notion into your travel planning.  Here are a few places where you and your…

Plant Seeds of Greatness

Each year, the month of February is deemed “plant seeds of greatness month” in an effort to encourage Americans to examine their goals and aspirations and make changes where desired. Use this idea ( you don’t have to wait until February), to spark a conversation within your family. Then forge…

Wings Over Willcox: A Birding Adventure

The take-off is amazing. But, it’s the sound that stays with you, I’d been told. Still, I couldn’t imagine the impending glory of the moment. I was too cold. This was my first visit to Willcox, Ariz., for the town’s annual celebration of the sandhill cranes’ migration to their southern…

Cool Pools For Kids ( and Grown-ups )

Diving boards and the deep end have been replaced by slippery slides, raging waterfalls and lazy rivers. Today’s resort pools and water parks offer enough excitement to keep the kids engaged for a weekend or longer. Here are a few cool pools worth the plunge: Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii.This…

Toddlers Are Travelers Too

Toddlers are travelers too. Your pint-sized family member just needs the right destination or activity to embrace his or her energy and curiosity. Check out these places that embrace the junior set: Disneyland. Anaheim, CA. Risk humming the song for weeks, but consider It’s a Small World, a family favorite…

Hotel Perks for Pooches

Hotels are expanding their luxury services for animals to ensure that your beloved canine companion can sleep and dine in style. An increasing number of upscale lodging establishments gain guest loyalty by throwing a bone to Bob. “Oh, yes. Bob,” said Sue, who with her husband, Derrick, was telling a…