Entries by Barbara Rogers

5 Reasons to Take Kids to Europe

What is the right age for your children to travel in Europe? When you’re ready to take them. Only you know your kids, their energy levels, attention spans and degree of independence. But as soon as they are old enough to absorb their surroundings and participate in travel activities without wearing you to a frazzle, […]

A Weekend for Couples in Stowe

About five miles up Mountain Road from the tidy Vermont village of Stowe, Topnotch Resort isn’t quite at the top of Smugglers Notch. There are still another couple of miles to go before the road narrows to weave through a tumble of giant boulders that mark the crest of the pass over the highest of […]

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 […]