Engendering Adventure

Despite whoever is in the White House, there are plenty of examples worldwide of countries with strong female leaders — and many of them offer unforgettable adventures for daughters and sons alike. Earlier this year, then 37-year-old, unmarried Jacinda Ardern grabbed headlines as the first elected leader to take maternity leave. New Zealand’s third female […]

Northern Europe’s Best Roman Sites for Kids

School curriculums vary, but sometime between the fourth and sixth grades, most children learn about ancient history; most will develop a fascination for the Greek and Roman civilizations. This is a good time to take advantage of that interest by introducing them to some of Europe’s many real Roman sights. While Italy, of course, has […]

Most Popular Family Travel Destinations This Holiday Season

Luxury travel network Virtuoso examined more than $40.7 billion in travel transactions to discover the hottest destinations for this year’s fall and holiday travel. Do your family’s upcoming travel plans make the list? Based on future bookings, the most popular destinations for American travelers this fall and holiday season are Italy, France, South Africa, Israel, […]

Where to Eat With the Family in Germany’s Capital

Think dining in Germany is all beer, pretzels and sausage? Think again. In capital Berlin, there’s a thriving culinary scene where you can nosh until the wee hours (this is a club city, after all) on anything from around the world, even Michelin-starred vegetarian! Pull up a fur-pelted chair at Nobelhart & Schmutzig, and gather […]

It’s Christmas Year-Round in Germany’s Ore Mountains

It’s a balmy August afternoon, but to look at almost any shop window in the German town of Annaberg-Buchholz you’d be sure it was mid-December. Brightly painted nutcrackers march in rows, rosy-cheeked angels hold candles and jolly Santas hang from evergreen boughs. Little wooden elves are everywhere, making toys, baking cakes, wrapping presents; tiny angels […]

One City Six Ways: Stuttgart

The historic city of Stuttgart serves as the capital of Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg. Car enthusiasts know it as the home of the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, but you don’t have to be a motoring aficionado to enjoy this beautiful destination. Tip: Like many places in Germany, museums are closed on Mondays, so […]