How Old Is “Old Enough” for Teens to Explore on Their Own?

There comes a time in a teen’s life when he/she has formed his/her own interests, and the stirrings of wanderlust arise. With that, they may ask you about breaking off and exploring a destination on their own during your family vacation. Assuming your forthcoming trip does not involve a resort with a kids’ or teen […]

Miniature Cities for Mini People

What’s a family to do when you don’t have enough time to explore an entire country in one trip? Cut down on the scale, of course, and visit miniature cities and countries. Here’s where you can see more than you bargained for in one fell swoop. Madurodam, the Netherlands Check out all of Holland’s history, […]

Enjoy a Twilight-Themed Vacation in Forks, Wash.

Themed vacations are becoming increasingly popular and adding a boost to tourism in many places. The Walking Dead Experience is a great example — tour packages offer fans the chance to visit Senoia, Ga., where the show is filmed to visit sets and participate in zombie experiences. Fans of the popular Twilight saga can enjoy […]

Set Sail with Sea Monsters

Enjoy a monster vacation this summer while out to sea with Dream Cruises. In a timely partnership with Sony Pictures, Dream Cruises offers summer excursions and unique itineraries featuring Hotel Transylvania 3 characters and a fun spooky theme, perfect for kids. Offered on both World Dream and Genting Dream, guests set sail everywhere from Thailand […]

Everything is Awesome for Lego Fans of All Ages

If the hit Lego movies prove anything, it’s that nobody gets tired of seeking how far those brightly colored building blocks can take them. No matter what comes along in the world of high-tech toys, the nearly 90-year-old institution is the original “click and play” pastime for kids of all ages. Just ask Will Ferrell’s […]

Salt Lake City Summers

There is an evident outdoorsy-family vibe in Salt Lake City, Utah. You know this high-altitude region for its snow-capped mountains, scenic peaks and epic ski resorts, but the summer brings out a whole new side to this lakeside town. With the warmer weather comes biking, hiking and swimming — all conveniently located within steps of […]