Good Times for Good Causes in the United States

The increased presence of “voluntourism” activities within some, or all, vacation itineraries in the last few years proved travelers gain a greater appreciation for a destination when interacting with local communities and the day-to-day existence beyond the confines of a posh resort. Naturally, there are numerous travel agencies, and resorts with programs specializing in philanthropic […]

Southwest Ireland with Kids

Ireland may be a small island, but it packs quite a punch for travelers. With bustling and historic cities, wide-open countryside and rugged beaches, Ireland is a great locale for families of all ages. For those traveling with the kids this summer, explore Southwest Ireland like a pro with this must-hit list. Surf and Sail […]

Lisbon: History, Ingenuity and Egg Tarts

The world as we know it would be a different place if Portuguese explorers and merchants had not made their mark around the world via its oceans, the Silk Road and the Spice Road centuries ago. During the Renaissance, Atlantic port city Lisbon was the ultimate point of origin, its ships heading toward Africa, Asia, […]

Combining College Visits with a Family Vacation

The August ritual of visiting colleges contenders for your high school senior’s applications can be an enjoyable vacation for the whole family if you plan in some time for more than the expected campus tour. And your prospective students will get a better idea of what the whole experience could be as a student there. […]

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport is Perfect for Families

While we all like to expose our kids to historic places and cultural experiences, admission costs for the whole family can add a lot to the cost of a vacation or even a weekend outing. The Brandywine Valley solved this problem for families (and for couples and solo travelers as well) with the Brandywine Treasure […]

Summer Camps for the Whole Family

For a summer vacation that combines the outdoor appeal of camping (without having to load the gear and pitch a tent), the comforts of a cottage, lots of activities for everyone and someone else doing the cooking, consider one of these New England options. They’re like summer camp, but for the whole family and with […]