Torments of Love

By Kimberly Krol You might not think I’m going to write about dessert, but, in fact, I am. I spent last week cruising the Caribbean on a mother-daughter trip. We both agreed Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe, was one of our favorite stops. We loved the vibe of the town, its Parisian feel and the charm […]

Urban Ferris Wheels

It seemed like not long ago the only Ferris wheel of note was the London Eye. Now, there are observation wheels all over the place, from London to Seattle to Montréal. The Coca Cola London Eye might be the most famous, but, in recent years, the wheels continued to pop up in more and more […]

5 Experiences for Kids in Long Beach, California

Long Beach loves kids, and kids find a lot to love about Long Beach. Here are five of the favorite things for families to do there. Go Backstage in an Airport Long Beach Airport is a welcoming place to arrive, with its palm trees, open-air breezeway, mosaic artwork and only local cafés, but kids aged […]

Spring Break at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Despite the bitter cold, snowfall and confusing March weather, rest assured, spring is coming. With the longer days and inevitable warmer weather, families can a add a spring to their step knowing a break from the cold is on the way — that, and it’s prime time to plan for a family spring break vacation. […]

The “Hit Parade” for Real: A U.S. Road Trip Inspired by the Grammys

Who were the original “influencers”? One could argue they were musicians who became pop culture giants, from Elvis and Bob Dylan to The Beach Boys to Motown’s roster of talent. In their own ways, they laid the groundwork for everything that followed. While your kids or grandkids may not be familiar with the bands and […]

An “Exodus” to Remember

While every Passover Seder ends with the declaration, “Next year in Jerusalem,” Jewish families of various denominations discovered Passover retreats — themed and structured vacations with activities and meals built around the holiday’s observances, watershed historic events (the exodus from Egypt) — can be tailored to the individual ways they observe, pray, and play (when […]