Athens Wintertime Activities

Athens is best known as a summertime destination where tourists soak in the sun and enjoy some of the best beaches in the world. But this ancient metropolis and its surrounding areas are also a great destination for some wintertime fun for the family. Airfares are cheaper in the winter months and the throngs of […]

Touring the Coast of Italy

Italy’s sweeping beauty, history and charming towns lend well to romantic getaways, family vacations, solo expeditions and everything in between. From outdoor adventures, luxury stays and incredible wine and cuisine, there is something for everyone. Tour the incredible coastline from Naples to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno, or opt for professional guidance. Thomson Family Adventures […]

One City Six Ways: Edinburgh, Scotland

Modern, yet marvelously medieval, Scotland’s capital city is a tiered, garden traveler’s dream that ripples with history, art, fun and cultural offerings. History & Culture A good place to begin your exploration is Edinburgh Castle, making a formidable statement on the city’s skyline from practically every angle. Within the walls, discover the Stone of Destiny […]

Convivial and Quirky

by Becca Hensley Diaphanous, the mist rises from the Amstel River like smoke conjured from a magic wand. Cold, we huddle on the leather seats of our snug, centuries-old saloon boat. It’s outfitted with the aplomb of a proud sailor, with shiny bits of brass and dark wood. Our bearded captain, stereotypically nautical, seems an […]

Immerse Yourself in History in Bath

Steam rises in dense clouds from the surface of the hot mineral water, causing the spires and sloping rooftops of the city to disappear, then reappear. This hauntingly lovely view of the historic English spa town of Bath is possible because I’m neck-deep next to my husband in a pool open to the sky, located […]

Family Time in Aegina

Just a short ferry ride from Athens in the deep blue waters of the Saronic Gulf is the little island of Aegina, the perfect destination for families looking for a quiet, laid-back Greek island vacation. Perfect for a daytrip from the city or a full-scale island getaway, it has all the draws of the big-name […]