Dive Bars to Explore with Adult Children

For families who like to drink together, there may be no simpler pleasure than getting out and exploring some of the dive bars in a city. Just because a bar looks like a dive, doesn’t mean it is not worth visiting. Dive bars, while offering some great atmosphere, usually offer relatively cheap drinks and great […]

Family Biking in Quebec’s Eastern Townships

Known as the Cantons l’Est, or Eastern Townships, the region of Quebec between the Saint Lawrence River and the Canadian/U.S. border is a bucolic landscape of lush farmlands, gently rolling hills, pristine lakes and small towns. When the American Revolution heated up, people loyal to the King of England headed north and settled just over […]

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Gurney’s Montauk is located at the tip of Long Island’s east end, beyond the last (East) Hampton, about 120 miles east of Manhattan. It’s reachable by train, jitney, private plane or car. Because it’s about a 90-minute drive from my home, Gurney’s Seawater Spa was the first spa resort I ever visited, some decades ago, […]

Family Fun in Music City Starts at JW Marriott Nashville

When you’re in Nashville, touring Music City’s global landmark addresses such as the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a no brainer. Bringing your family? Enhance the experience for everyone by unpacking in one of the 533 guestrooms and suites housed in the soaring glass tower of […]

Isrotel Dead Sea Resort & Spa: Where the Timely and the Timeless Converge

From ancient times to the founding of Israel in 1948 to the present day, people from all over the world have been drawn to the Dead Sea and its mystic shores. The area has fascinating historic ties to the Bible going for it while the healing water is rich in magnesium (believed to improve circulation […]

Don’t Be Neutral: Pick This Swiss Property for a Funky Mountain Getaway

The snow on those peaks might be melting quickly, but that doesn’t mean you need to put off that Swiss vacation until next winter. Giardino Hotels is Switzerland’s only true lifestyle hotel group, with properties in Zürich, Ascono, Lake Maggiore and Champfèr. Each offers a unique setting and experience, but what they all have in common […]