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Multigenerational Cruising on a Barge in Burgundy

Imagine traveling on a floating home-away-from-home, on flat, calm, canal waters in the rural French countryside, just a couple hours from Paris. Slow-boat-barging, 50 miles, not per hour, but in six days, is a gift. It’s family-fun time, alone together, on a fully staffed péniche (a former commercial barge converted into a floating hotel for […]

Try Cooking, Sailing or Lounging at Trisara Resort

It’s not like Trisara Resort even needs to distract guests with things to do. After all, each of the two- to seven-bedroom villas at this luxury resort on Phuket’s northwest coast comes with its own private infinity pool that overlooks either the Andaman Sea or tropical gardens. The private beachfront is dotted with lounge chairs […]

Papua New Guinea for the Family

Over in the southwestern Pacific in the Oceania region, Papua New Guinea is one of those underrated destinations off a family’s radar for a vacation destination.  However, families seeking cultural experiences and incredible beaches should be more acquainted with this island country. With all the exotic dazzle of a far-off destination and allure of a […]

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 […]

Whale-Watching on Maui With New Seasonal Offer

Whale soup. No, it’s not a trendy replacement for bone broth or a prized elixir to fight the signs of aging. It’s actually the nickname for the waters around Maui, where opportunities for spotting humpback whale are unbelievably frequent and plentiful. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, which recently completed a $26.5 million renovation and […]

Best Family Experiences on the Maine Coast

Family vacations are what the Maine coast does best. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do there. Make Sand Castles at Old Orchard Beach Seven miles of white sand are just the beginning of this old-fashioned beach resort’s appeal. Along with a pier that will bring waves of nostalgia to parents and […]