Entries by Lois Friedland

Five Guest Ranches for Fall Foliage

When the days are still warm but the nights are cooler, when the leaves on the Aspen trees turn yellow and the maples and oaks turn blends of yellow and orange or red, it’s fun to see it all on horseback. These ranches are open in the fall and several still offer kids’ activities. Because […]

Tips for Booking an Off-Season Trip

Traveling off-season, whether to a ski resort, a Caribbean Island or a European capital can save you big bucks! Fewer crowds are another bonus. Shoulder seasons and off-seasons vary according to where you are in the world. In the United States, off-season for posh resorts in Arizona, for example, is during the summer when the […]

Families Love Visiting Denver

The hardest part about bringing the family to Denver is deciding how many activities, walks and museums you can fit into the time you stay in the Mile High City. Here are some suggestions guaranteed to keep the children entertained — and let you have some fun, too. Denver Art Museum This museum is arguably […]

Best Ski Resorts for Upscale Families

Here are four resorts where special properties and ski schools understand the art of catering to families more concerned with the quality of a vacation than the cost of the trip. These are popular resorts, so once you decide to visit and lock in a place to stay, have your concierge help you book ski […]

Five Best Adventure Travel Companies

Here are five top adventure travel companies that offer terrific family vacations. G Adventures G Adventures offers families trips that will excite and educate you and your children. How about a Costa Rica family experience, a land-based, multi-adventure trip to the Galapagos or a China family adventure? This company also offers teenage adventures. Austin Adventures […]

Advice for Booking a Ski Trip

Are you ready to take the family on your first ski vacation but not sure how to plan it? Or, you weren’t totally happy with the experience you had last winter. Here are some tips to stack the odds in favor of a trip your entire family will enjoy. Start by choosing a family-friendly area, […]