Entries by Elyse Glickman

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 […]

Planning Pre- and Post Summer Camp Family Adventures

Sleep-away camps can provide a breath of fresh air for parents and kids. The right camp program, whether focused on performing arts, sports or across-the-board outdoor pursuits, allows campers to sharpen various life skills, make long-term friendships and, perhaps, compel them to unplug from their favorite electronic devices. Parents, meanwhile, get a nice break for […]

Door County: All American in All Kinds of Ways

Patriotic holidays like President’s Day, Memorial Day and July 4th are not just about celebrating America’s history and heritage, but also indulging in nostalgia and a simpler way of life, including some things your grandparents remember growing up with. Other destinations have restaurants and businesses that reinvent the rural-American lifestyle in a modern and colorful […]

Plan Family Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

If the best laid plans make for the most trouble-free and effortlessly fun trips, why not let somebody who knows a desired destination plan it all out for you. That’s one of the beauties of last-minute vacation packages, along with that rush of spontaneity when you come across that perfect all-inclusive package or foolproof family […]