Wine Tasting with Adult Children

As a little girl, my family lived in Southern California. During a summer road trip, we were en route to Yosemite National Park when my parents “surprised” us with a side trip to Napa Valley. Considering my sister and I were in the second and fifth grades, respectively, we were not too excited at the […]

Maine’s Botanical Family Fun

For the fourth consecutive year, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens celebrates Gardens Aglow, an all-out light festival boasting more than 650,000 LED lights strewn across 14 acres of lush gardens. The dramatic display weaves through illuminated trails and wraps around countless seasonal-themed exhibits — perfect for families looking for either a road trip north before the […]

Frightless Haunts for Families

While the Halloween season may have ended, there are still a number of ways to enjoy the fun of it year-round. For families with members who are, let’s say, less enthusiastic about traditional spooky haunts, West Virginia may be worth the trip. With such a varied history of dark tales and well-planned establishments gone wrong, […]

Norway Road Trip for the Whole Family

Norway’s appeal as a destination lies in the fact it’s a small country with big, wide-open spaces. It also doesn’t hurt a simpler way of life in its countryside is not only preserved, but still being practiced — even with adaptations to keep up with the times. No wonder this country consistently ranks high on […]

Holiday Holidays With the Family

From the baking to the wrapping and last-minute guests (and who can forget the driving on icy roads!), the holidays at home aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be. But a real holiday can feel like a gift to yourself, especially when the whole family gets to vacation in a new place and enjoy […]

Killer Queen Exhibit

Bonding with the kids over a shared love and appreciation is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Getting to enjoy something you all love and have insightful conversations about can be the lifeblood of any relationship — insert a passion for music, art or both and you have yourself a plethora of fun […]