Allure of the Loire

Once upon a time, before the kings and queens of France lost their power — and their heads — in the French Revolution, they made an art of spending months at a time in lavish countryside châteaux in the Loire Valley. Hunting was the big draw, but so also was escaping from the rigors of courtly […]

Visiting Venice with Young Kids

There’s something of a fairy-land nature about Venice, where everything is a bit magic. The streets are made of water, the buildings are bright colors, stone-edged windows curve in wavy shapes, women in elaborate Baroque costumes stand in front of fanciful buildings, men propelling boats break into song as they float past — it sometimes […]

5 Top Experiences with Kids in Rome

Like many European cities, Rome is not filled with attractions specifically designed for children. But when you’re there, you’ll want to do things special to Rome and to Italy, so plunge into the ancient world, marvel at the architecture and join in some local life — you’ll find plenty of Rome’s attractions will be as […]

One City Six Ways: Frankfurt, Germany

The beautiful river city of Frankfurt in Germany is globally recognized as a major financial center and the base of the European Central Bank — but it’s also an exceptional destination for family travel. Both the city and its surrounding area offer a wide selection of charming diversions and entertainment choices, from historic castles to […]

Positano, Italy

As an increasingly popular destination, Positano is still a mostly unspoiled Italian region. With a population of around 4,000 citizens, this Italian Riviera locale offers the best of quaint Italian village life with the added attractions of crystal-blue waters, sweeping coastline views, fresh seafood and family-friendly activities and attractions. Many hotels in Positano include a […]

Art Forms the Basis of Bilbao’s Attraction

Bilbao doesn’t fit the usual tourist images of Spain: flamenco dancers, hilltop castles, Moorish palaces. In fact, until 20 years ago, this gritty industrial port on Spain’s north coast was hardly known to tourists at all. Now more than a million visit each year, and the city’s name is synonymous with the travel trend it […]