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 […]

All Aboard!

Hop on the Polar Express train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains, Nov. 9–Dec. 31. Families enjoy an hour-plus, round-trip journey, departing from Bryson City depot in Bryson City, North Carolina. Kids will press their faces against the glass windows in wonder, watching the wilderness and natural beauty pass on their way to the North […]

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, […]

Linvilla Orchards Activities for All Ages

By Audrey Lee Fall is the wonderful time of year: Families love to come together to enjoy bonfires, apple picking, hayrides and a trip to the pumpkin patch. Linvilla Orchards in Media, Pennsylvania, has a plethora of fun fall activities for every age group to enjoy. Situated on 300 acres of farmland, Arthur Linvilla and his […]

Affordable Day in Honolulu

Hawai’i seems to have a reputation for two things: It’s incredibly beautiful and expensive. While it’s still on the top of most avid traveler’s lists, and for good reason, there are a few ways to enjoy an affordable day in paradise with the family. A few savvy tips and tricks to avoid falling for the […]

Feel Nostalgic with the Fam at Dorm-Style Hotels

Not quite hostels, dorm room accommodations gain steam in the ever-changing hotel trend landscape. Whether they’re in universities where affordable hotel space is at a premium and open during summers or just a design movement for those up for sharing the joys of travel (and a bathroom) with some new besties, there are a few […]