Hotel Bel Ami, Paris

Last September, when I checked into the 5-star Hôtel Bel-Ami, on a quiet street on the Left Bank, my first thought was how happy my granddaughter would have been to have stayed in this oh-so-stylish, 108-room boutique hotel while we were together in Paris, because it’s so well-located near all the cafés, shops and boutiques in […]

Obidos, Portugal, for the Family

The small town of Obidos, Portugal, with its Medieval architecture and rich history, makes for an interesting side trip for your family when visiting nearby Lisbon. The city’s compact size makes it easy to see in just a day or two, but, once you enjoy its enchanting charm, you might just decide to stay longer. […]

Family Favorite Sites in Ireland

When people talk about dream vacation destinations, Ireland often tops the list. If you are planning a trip with the family to the Emerald Isle, make sure you build your itinerary around these must-see sites to make the most of your trip. Cliffs of Moher Located on the western shores of Ireland in County Clare, […]

The Family-Friendly Side of Gstaad, Switzerland

Love the idea of a glamorous vacation in Switzerland, but not sure if the destination is the right fit for your family? A serious contender is Gstaad, known primarily as a ski paradise for the jet set crowd, but which also offers a surprisingly varied menu of kid-friendly activities. Although the area literally offers more […]

Castles Your Family Needs to See

One thing your family might not see while traveling through the United States? Ancient castles. But the rest of the world, especially Europe, has this historic, fairytale-like architecture on lock, and below some castles worth traveling for. More than a staple in otherworldly stories, the world’s fortresses, royal castles and historic strongholds leftover from a […]

Multigenerational Hotel Barge Cruising

After seeing a 60 percent increase in family charters last year, cruise provider European Waterways is changing up its offerings to cater to multigenerational travel. Now, traveling families enjoy a wider range of family charter excursion options, and guests can “pick and mix” daily tours and activities to best fit every member of their family, […]