Trips to Plan in 2018

Bell Roads Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece: Feb 1–11, 2018 Head to Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki, Greece, and join in the ancient tradition of bell ringing during The Meeting of the Bells, also known as Bell Roads. History buffs of all ages enjoy the ancient tradition, originated from hunter-gatherer societies migrating through Europe hoping to cast […]

Flavors of Thanksgiving

For most of us, in addition to being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. I, for one, grew up with a set Thanksgiving menu that rarely changed from year to year, yet blended flavors of my dad’s upbringing in Pennsylvania with my mom’s Georgia heritage. Fortunately for our family, that meant a lot of […]

5 Family Must-Do’s in Portland, Ore.

Portland, Ore., is famous for its beauty and laidback lifestyle. The landscape lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities that create lasting family memories. If you’ve got a little time to spend in Portland, here are some of the local sights and attractions that make it a popular family destination year-round. Mount Hood For some serious […]

Best Festivals to Travel For this Fall and Winter

Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver, Canada: Nov. 16–19 Introduce the kids to art early while adding a few edgy pieces to your growing collection at the Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver, Canada. From Nov. 16–19, this four-day event brings more than 30,000 art collectors and visitors together to browse hundreds of artists’ designs. Celebrate local and […]

Everybody Loves a Parade: 5 to Watch For

You don’t have to wait until November to enjoy the fun and frivolity of floats, balloons and dancing in the streets. Although your kids watching Snoopy and Dora floating by on Broadway may be a Thanksgiving highlight (besides dessert, of course) there are plenty of other parades worth planning a day — or a vacation […]

Meaningful Destinations for Veterans Day

First established in 1919 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I, Nov. 11 was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans from all wars. Get the kids involved this year with fun activities, games and events in your neighborhood, or take time out of your busy schedule to give […]