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 […]

Summer Road Trip Ideas for Teens

When teens hit the magical age of 16 and finally get their license to drive, they will want to use it. Pair the newfound freedom with several months of no school in the summer, and it can be tempting to load a car up with some close friends and hit the road. Depending on where […]

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 […]

Broadway Philadelphia: Fiddler on the Roof

Watching so many film adaptations of plays and musicals, everything from Carousel and Oklahoma! to My Fair Lady, The King and I and West Side Story, when I was growing up,  I jumped at the chance to see one performed live — Fiddler on the Roof. Playing at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Oct. […]