Cooking Up Lasting Memories

There’s nothing like a family trip to encourage kids to push their taste buds beyond the realm of peanut butter and jelly. However, a well-organized cooking class worked into a vacation can do more than just cook up inspiration, curiosity and enduring memories. It can be argued cooking classes at various resorts can teach a […]

Reconnecting on the Hebridean Princess

We were two couples — parents, daughter and son-in-law — all of us well traveled, but none of whom had been to Scotland’s Hebrides islands. A week on the Hebridean Princess seemed a good way to vacation together while leaving room for separate interests and energy levels. It began with a skirl of bagpipes as […]

Discovery Cove

Orlando and theme parks are practically synonymous. But for families looking for a more upscale version of the classic Florida family vacation, Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive day resort open to just 1,300 guests a day, offers two new experiences that raise the level of exclusivity for a select number of guests. The Ray Feeding experience, […]

The Algonquin Resort Offers Family Luxuries in St. Andrews

It was a short drive to St. Andrews from the U.S./Canadian border at Calais, Maine, where our girls asked to have their passports stamped, not the usual practice at this drive-across border. Less than an hour later we were checking into The Algonquin, on a hilltop overlooking the historic town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. […]

Luxury in La Playa Carmel

Traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco, there are plenty of beach towns in which to stop along the way. When you’re ready to rest for the night, plan to stay at the delightful La Playa Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County. The mansion was built in 1905 by artist Christian Jorgensen as […]

Castle Hotels in Spain and Portugal

Want to live like a king or queen but not ready for fairy tales in Florida? Living in the lap of luxury — surrounded by more culture than theme park — is easy in Portugal and Spain, where former palaces have been converted into boutique posada hotels. If Goya paintings and Fado music are more […]