Entries by Barbara Rogers

What to Do in Cordoba with Teens

Not nearly as well-known (or as crowded) as Madrid or Barcelona, Cordoba is a compact city, easy to get around and filled with attractions that set it apart from the rest of Spain. It’s two hours on a direct flight from Madrid (MAD); arriving on a flight from the United States, we were in Cordoba […]

New England Train Rides Kids Love Most

Throughout New England, vintage trains take families and rail buffs on scenic excursions, using historic cars and locomotives. Riding on a train is a treat for any kid, but especially for those who live in places where regular train travel is a thing long past. Unfortunately for train lovers, this includes much of the Northeast. […]

Summer Fun at New Hampshire Ski Areas

Ski mountains aren’t just for winter. Most larger ski resorts repositioned themselves as year-round recreation areas, taking advantage of the base facilities, ski lifts and mountain terrain for thrill rides and activities for all ages. Gravity-assisted activities — mountain coasters, zip lines and even tubing packs — use the steep slopes, canopy tours take advantage […]

Romantic Madeira for Couples

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic getaway than the Portuguese island of Madeira. Rising almost straight out of the Atlantic and closer to Casablanca than Portugal’s own capital of Lisbon, its location gives it tropical vegetation and springtime weather almost year-round. Flowers bloom everywhere (the main city of Funchal has three major public gardens) […]

Camping Across the Border on the Bay of Fundy

The Canadian province of New Brunswick, just across the border from Maine, shares its neighbor’s abundance of outdoor activities, but with a French accent. This bilingual region (all road signs are in both languages) looks a lot like northern New England, but the phenomenal Bay of Fundy tides and cross-cultural attractions add an exotic flavor […]

A Family Adventure on England’s Canals

A narrowboat trip through England’s canals is a good way for families to avoid the daily hassles of travel, and take part in an English way of life even many Brits don’t know. It’s like being a turtle: You carry your home with you, sleeping in a new town each night without having to pack […]