Yokohama With Teens: Urban Japan, Unplugged

Shinjuku. Shibuya. Harajuku. These Tokyo neighborhoods are synonymous with global, trend-setting youth culture. However, not every teen embraces large crowds and an onslaught of light and sound. Others who love what they see may still want a relaxed break from the action. While the Japanese capital is the dream destination for fans of gaming and […]

History of Valentine’s Day

‘Tis the season for kids to pick out Valentine’s for classmates, bake sweets for school and make cards. With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s interesting to think of how the holiday began — and, spoiler, it’s a bit darker than the chocolate-and-flower-version celebrated today. The muddled origin comes with different interpretations conceived around the world, […]

Coffee Lover’s Delight: Pele Plantation

Older kids, young adults and parents who love coffee can learn more about one of the most famous coffee-growing locations in the world via a private Kona coffee farm tour at Pele Plantation, a certified organic Kona coffee farm overlooking the Kealakekua and Honaunau bays in South Kona on the island of Hawai’i, also known […]

Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin Cruises

Experience the luxury of the French Polynesian Islands in the South Pacific with Paul Gauguin Cruises. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the award-winning luxury cruise line offers special sweetheart sailings on its 2018–2019 voyages. The Take your Sweetie to Tahiti special offers guest a $200 per-stateroom credit for the onboard Deep Nature Spa, a […]

Learning About Black History in Atlanta

Black History Month is a good time to reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders, so we visited several sites in Atlanta related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and civil rights. We found things at all these that spoke to children of various ages, but particularly to teens. And the experience led to […]

Review: Sea-Guini

By Kimberly Krol In Clearwater Beach for a wedding, two friends and I decided to enjoy dinner at Sea-Guini, inside Opal Sands Resort. Upon entering the resort, it wasn’t the lure of the cuisine that captivated our immediate attention, but the impressive indoor sand sculptures in the lobby. Soon, however, it was the ambience, food […]