5 Things to Do With kids in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

You probably don’t have trouble finding things for kids to do anywhere that has a beach. But New Smyrna Beach, on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, has more to offer kids than just swimming and sand castles on its 17 miles of white sand. Here’s our favorite five. Discover Dolphins Ride a pontoon boat through the Indian […]

April With the Family in St. Albans City

St. Albans City, about 15 miles south of the Canadian border in northwestern Vermont, is as far north as Amtrak’s The Vermonter train travels. It’s also how my daughter and I — along with hikers and more than a few cyclists — arrived. Some were headed to the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, a scenic, 10-foot […]

Enjoy Allegretto Vineyard Resort With the Family

It’s pretty special to introduce today’s children to what western life in California was like in the 19th and 20th centuries; yet, it’s convenient for families staying at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres, in Paso Robles, California. The Tuscan-style villa opened in late 2015, because owner Douglas Ayres fell in love with the area’s […]

Memphis Family Fun

“The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Memphis is home to Graceland, Beale Street and Sun Records. But, there’s more to the city than just music. On a visit, tour the National Civil Rights Museum, explore the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and much, much more. For Tweens and Teens Two of Memphis’ best-known attractions, […]

Springtime in Texas: Festivals for the Family

For anyone planning a trip to the Lone Star State, the sheer size of Texas can be a tad overwhelming. Begin planning with a destination in mind, based on the state’s many family-friendly spring festivals. Plan for fauna, flora and live music this month and into summer with this list of upcoming festivals worth traveling […]

Brooklyn for the Family

If you’ve seen all of Manhattan’s best sites, book a trip to Brooklyn. There’s plenty to enjoy in this hip neighborhood that will appeal to travelers of all ages and sizes. Stay A quiet hotel in a central spot, The Hilton Brooklyn New York gives guests great access to nearby eateries and attractions without feeling […]