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Relais Bernard Loiseau

I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at […]

Making Travel a Priority in 2019

Whether your family plans to take more vacations this year or make more meaningful weekend getaways close to home, there are plenty of ways to whittle down your list while enjoying new experiences. Expand your horizons at home or abroad with this list of tips and suggestions for a memorable 2019. Need a Quick Trip? […]

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 […]

A Magnifique Family Vacation in France’s Posh Courchevel Ski Area

Sure Courchevel is one of France’s toniest and best-known ski areas, but did you know it’s also family-friendly? For those unfamiliar with the region, Courchevel is part of Les Trois Vallees ski areas and comprises six valleys. Its levels — situated more or less on top of each other — are named according to their […]

Wine Tasting with Adult Children

As a little girl, my family lived in Southern California. During a summer road trip, we were en route to Yosemite National Park when my parents “surprised” us with a side trip to Napa Valley. Considering my sister and I were in the second and fifth grades, respectively, we were not too excited at the […]

Apartment Vacations in Paris Are a Breeze for the Family

The city of romance with kids? Yes, it can be done with a family, and it doesn’t have to be at a sterile hotel, either. For those reluctant to gamble in the Airbnb lotto comes a similar concept that offers up more service: Paris Perfect. Each apartment is vetted by local staff who speak English […]