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 […]

Where to Stay and Play in New Orleans With the Family

Despite what you may have heard about this party city, New Orleans has a wealth of family fun opportunities. Sure, Mardi Gras gets a bit rowdy, but the remainder of the year offers quirky charm, gorgeous nearby parks, live music, great food and a long list of iconic landmarks. In a city with so much […]

What to Do in Cordoba with Teens

Not nearly as well-known (or as crowded) as Madrid or Barcelona, Cordoba is a compact city, easy to get around and filled with attractions that set it apart from the rest of Spain. It’s two hours on a direct flight from Madrid (MAD); arriving on a flight from the United States, we were in Cordoba […]