Entries by Elyse Glickman

Hotels, Destinations Honor Survivors, Fighters During National Breast Cancer Month

Even the most pressing everyday problems get put into perspective when you or somebody you love is focused on beating breast cancer or has beaten it. The will to heal not only refocuses women on the most important things — relationships and wellness — but also brings family and friends together on a higher level. […]

Miami Spice in Clearwater Nice

The Opal Sands Resort, opened in 2016, is a visually striking anomaly amid the traditionally outfitted family properties lining the waterfront of Clearwater Beach. And here, being an anomaly is definitely a good thing, especially for couples craving a “modern luxury” boutique hotel experience even when the kids travel with them. The 15-story, 230-room building, […]

Sensationally Spooky Haunts for Big Kids

Christmastime may sparkle, but, for many, there’s nothing quite like Halloween. For little kids, it’s about collecting candy and channeling their inner superhero or a favorite T.V., or movie character. Grown-ups embraced the holiday for all the creativity they can pour into high-concept costumes and cocktails. During the season, teens are caught in the middle, as they […]

Packing Tips From a Globetrotting Family

Many parents believe the family that plays together stays together. And, on occasion, some really special memories and inspirations can come from journeys the said family embarks on together. That was the case for Ian and Brittany Bentley, now parents of two sons, a biological daughter and two adopted Ethiopian daughters, who came away from […]

The ‘Golden State’ Offers a Bumper Crop of Nostalgic Harvest Fun

Heading out to Southern California this fall and bringing the kids? If so, chances are you will probably look into Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and Legoland to take advantage of smaller crowds and shoulder season specials. It’s also a given those theme parks will have seasonal-themed attractions built around Halloween and fall country harvests with […]