Hotel Gardens to Make Your Family Green With Envy

From sea to shining sea — California to Massachusetts — junior landscapers or even anyone without a green thumb who just admires a get-away-from-it-all setting can set their sights on some of the country’s most impressive hotel gardens. Mirbeau Plymouth, Mass. No need to book a ticket to France to take a Monet-like trek through […]

Spotlight on La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel

With green initiatives popping up left and right in the travel and hospitality industry, it’s about time someone was named a winner. The historic La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M., has been honored Green Business of the Year by the city’s Chamber of Commerce during the annual Business Awards. Of the […]

Best U.S. Hot Air Balloon Festivals for Families

Balloons over Mt. Vernon, Ill.: May 18–19 Introduce the kids to their newfound love of aviation from Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, where the United Way Balloon Glow begins. Watch while pilots inflate their balloons and take off or hop on for a ride. Fill up with Wilkey’s pancake breakfast after and learn all about the […]

Family Time in Santa Fe, N.M.

Santa Fe is a “big” small town known for its panoramic vistas, eternally hip artists’ community vibe, Southwestern U.S. history and its long-standing inclusive culture. When you consider this town is 400 years old, the oldest state capital in the U.S. with the oldest house and public building still in use, it’s no wonder its […]

Fall Foliage Destinations Beyond New England

There’s no denying New England’s lush fall landscape is one of its most timeless and dramatic selling points for the region. That said, that naturally occurring fireworks display spreads to other parts of the United States after the first performances along the eastern Seaboard draw to a close. Situated in coastal South Carolina along the […]