Entries by Barbara Rogers

Family Fun in the Algarve

The Algarve, Portugal’s sunny, beach-rimmed southern coast, is a great place to introduce kids to Europe. There’s local culture, an old-world feel to the villages and a distinctly European atmosphere, but nearly everyone speaks English. This is because the Algarve has been a favorite spot for British tourists for more than a century.  Along with […]

Farms for Fall Family Fun

From northern New Jersey to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, farms in the Middle Atlantic states are geared up to celebrate the harvest. Kids of all ages can share in the fun, which ranges from apple picking and hayrides to jack-o-lantern carving and getting lost in a baffling corn maze. In New Jersey Alstede Farms in Chester […]

Weekend Family Vacations

Sometimes a family needs a vacation together, but school, work or other factors don’t leave time for it — or the budget won’t stretch for a big trip. There’s no rule about how long a vacation needs to be — or how far you need to go. A weekend camping trip to a nearby state […]

Preparing Children for First-Time Air Travel

A lot of information is out there on how to fly with babies and toddlers — keeping them amused during flights, bringing snacks, how to deal with mid-flight tantrums, etc. But few places even mention how you can — and should — prepare your older child ahead of time for flying and for the airport […]

3 Great Things to do with Kids on Italy’s Lake Maggiore

Kids have notoriously short attention spans for the usual tourist attractions: monuments, palaces, museums, churches (especially churches). But show them some action or something truly strange and they snap right out of their travel lethargy. Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy, may be just what they need on your Italian trip. Here are three places to […]

Kids Go Free in San Diego

For the whole month of October, dozens of San Diego hotels, attractions and restaurants roll out the red carpet for families with free admissions, free extras and free meals for kids. Kids Free San Diego encourages parents to enjoy the city’s many experiences with their children without straining the family budget. Attractions welcoming children free […]