Entries by Elyse Glickman

Delicious, Nutritious New Snacks Ready for Takeoff

When it comes to snack foods that pack well for plane and road trips, many parents are familiar with the old standbys: protein and granola bars, string cheese, go-packs of applesauce and beef jerky. While those foods are certainly convenient and (generally) not messy, the eating experience may be less than satisfying. Expo West, a […]

The Waldorf Astoria Adds More “OoLaLa” to LA

Beverly Hills’ shopping, dining and people watching are the stuff of legend, even with new “it” neighborhoods gaining prominence and Downtown LA’s recent transformation from ugly duckling to 21st-century swan-in-the-making. No matter what the trends are, Beverly Hills is not going anywhere, and its time-honored hotels on the map still draw the faithful in. Since […]

The Mother of All Family Journeys

In planning the ultimate family vacation of a lifetime as a Mother’s Day gift for your mother, grandmother or aunt, you could go online and book a stay and a few spa treatments in Mom’s favorite destination or figure out how to build an itinerary for that bucket-list place she’s long dreamed of. On the […]

Dalmatia: Croatia’s Golden Coast

There’s no denying Venice, Italy, still casts a spell over travelers with its distinctive architecture, canals and art. However, during the “high season,” spanning late spring through fall, this can mean too much of a good thing — specifically, throngs of visitors pouring in that all but hide the many reasons people visit Venice in […]

Cultivating Interest in the Environment Through Farm Vacations

While the whole “farm-to-table” thing evolved from a rarified restaurant trend to a well-trodden marketing phrase, a family agricultural experience has potential to instill the good eating habits and environmental stewardship that will last well into adulthood. And why not, especially with childhood obesity statistics that constantly garner headlines? Generations of parents had to address […]

County Kildare: A Lucky Find Outside Dublin

You don’t have to be Irish to be spellbound by Ireland’s epic expanse of culture, history, quaint towns and otherworldly landscapes. Though it is a small country, travelers have long been known to explore it at a leisurely pace by car or train over the course of two or three weeks. But what if you […]