Entries by Irvina Lew

Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont, is considered one of the country’s “prettiest small towns” for its bucolic centerpiece, The Green, and its authentic, wooden Middle Covered Bridge, which spans the local Outtaquechee River. The Woodstock Inn has been the premier lodging destination in the quintessential Green Mountain winter resort town since it was built in the Federalist Era, circa 1793. […]

New York, New York: 10 Top Indoor Activities

New York City has a thousand attractions, but perfect weather is not among them. Some days, particularly when it’s cold, snowy or rainy, you’ll want to spend a few hours indoors. Fortunately, there are countless fun adventures to share inside. Here are 10 wonderful ways to pass time whether or not the weather cooperates. The […]

Sleep, a Travel Basic

Grown-ups want to “sleep like a baby,” youngsters have to. Quality sleep is one of the most basic tenets of wellness and one of the most organic ways to renew our bodies and minds. Parents, especially those who feel stressed while traveling, need their children to sleep well because avoiding sleep deprivation is absolutely essential […]

Family Fun in Porto, Portugal

Porto, a family-friendly, 2,000-year-old Portuguese destination, is a fascinating and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City, elected Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017. For the past three centuries, the city at the mouth of the Douro River, a.k.a. Oporto, is best known as home to British wine shippers who transport port through the rugged, […]

10 Packing Tips for Travel

As soon as your child can walk through an airport wearing a backpack and pulling a small, wheeled suitcase, the time is right to get them to participate in packing. Sure, it’s going to take longer in the beginning. And expect some negotiating. But, each experience is a teachable “moment” as they say. (Everything is!) […]

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

A magical mini-metropolis faces Aspen’s pristine peaks, which offer an extraordinary Colorado Rocky Mountain experience. The only ski-in, ski-out hotel in the swank resort town is The Little Nell, which overlooks the ski slope from its base at Aspen Mountain. The art-filled, 5-star and 5-diamond lodging, decorated by Champalimaud Design, offers a ski concierge who […]