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Visiting Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius with Children

The concept of an entire city engulfed by an erupting volcano fascinates kids, and the grisly details of Pompeii’s destruction don’t seem to faze them nearly so much as you might expect. The ruins of Pompeii give a vivid glimpse into the daily lives of Romans who lived almost 2,000 years ago, frozen in time […]

Explore Philly Without Putting a Dent in Your Wallet

Nothing says “budget” like “free,” and the good news for families looking for a vacation that won’t break the bank will find a whole list of low- and no-cost attractions in Philadelphia. Here are some of our favorites. Did you know, for example, a visit to the historic Independence National Historical Park doesn’t cost a […]

Why Heidelberg, Germany, Should be on Your Radar

For anyone visiting family in far-off destinations, sending the kids off to study-abroad programs or checking into a castle hotel for an early summer vacation, the rural and historic town of Heidelberg, Germany, may fit the bill. For starters, Heidelberg is one of those scenic towns along a river, specifically the Neckar River, with equal […]

All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts Perfect for a Multigen Getaway

So you want to get everyone away for a week or so? Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles? If you’ve ever attempted to plan a big family getaway before, you likely know there are many aspects of travel you can find to squabble about, from the best hotels to stay in, the best neighborhood in a […]

5 Memorable Experiences at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Mayakoba translates to “village over the water,” a fitting moniker for this luxury property located on the lagoon in Mexico’s Riviera Maya south of Cancun that just celebrated its 10th anniversary. All 123 villas at Banyan Tree Mayakoba are located either on the lagoon or on beachfront, and all of them have a spacious outdoor area […]

Family Time in Cumberland, Maryland

Maryland’s “Gateway to the West,” Cumberland, is easy to bypass. The busy highways and railways cutting through the city give travelers glimpses of this historically important town, but few stop to explore. If your family has the chance, here are a few things you’ll want to make sure you see in this little Maryland hidden […]