The Ultimate “Time Out”

Soccer practice. Music lessons. Student government. SAT and aptitude testing. Science field trips. And all of it falling after the 3 p.m. school bell rings. When it comes to tight schedules and over-programming, why should adults have all the fun when it comes to mindful ways to release tension and stress? Recent studies at Harvard […]

Airport Dining with Kids

Airports are funny things, really. It seems like even smaller airports offer a wide array of dining options for travelers, let alone the expansive offerings of the major international airports. As any parent will tell you, kids’ palates have the capability to be incredibly eclectic. One morning, a child might like pizza, but the next, […]

Wellness Seekers, Look to New Zealand

Families seeking a reprieve from the winter weather or humdrum of school and work, New Zealand is essentially an oasis of wellness and restoration. Sure, you can find a spa in your own neighborhood or a local way to check self-care off of your to-do list — and you should — but for a vacation […]

Where to Stay with Kids in Paris

One of the world’s most popular cities for tourists, Paris has plenty of hotels. But European hotel rooms are famously small, so finding one with family-sized rooms, connecting rooms or even ones large enough for a roll-away bed can be a bit trickier. Add the high prices that well-located hotels in any popular city charge […]

Luxurious Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year, Langham Style

The Chinese New Year may have technically come and gone on Feb. 5, but the Year of the Pig lives on in Chicago. Continue the spring festival fun at The Langham, Chicago, with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and treatments at the Chuan Spa; a blend of Chinese and Western cuisine in the Pavilion or at […]

Upgrade the Family From Economy to First — Even on a Budget

By Johnny Jet Most of us can agree that flying coach class has quite a few disadvantages. Seats are usually compact, there isn’t much leg room and there is a baggage allowance limit. But, the price tag is a lot cheaper than a first-class ticket. You may dream about flying first or business class, but […]