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Book Your Next Chicago Stay at The Langham, Chicago

By Kimberly Krol In years past, I’ve taken a hard hat tour of The Langham, Chicago, while it was still under construction, and I’ve indulged at the on-site Chuan Spa, but, until this past winter, I’d never had the pleasure of staying overnight in the luxury hotel. Needless to say, I was eager for the […]

Celebrating Memorial Day with Young Kids

Memorial Day represents a day off work and the first real get-together opportunity of the summer months for many, but the day means much more than that. Impressing that upon children can be fun and educational. Memorial Day is also known as Decoration Day and honors those who lost their lives serving in the United […]

10 Tips for Travel Success

At a recent event, I listened to a couple complaining — albeit separately — about a recent trip. Essentially, “he” treated his wife and high school-aged sons to an exotic foreign destination the boys didn’t enjoy; likewise, “she” was furious with him. He insisted on planning the trip and scheduled a daily, all-too-exhausting, sun-up to […]

Family Safety in Egypt

One of the greatest concerns for any traveler is often safety, especially in a new destination or lesser-known region. Add in the family factor of bringing the kids along and worrying about their safety, and it’s a whole new level of concern. While safety concerns are always valid, they are definitely manageable. Equip yourselves with […]

Volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Whether your family loves dogs, cats or critters of any kind, volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, is an unforgettable experience. What’s it all about? Best Friends Animal Sanctuary was founded roughly 35 years ago by friends who rescued old, sick and difficult animals from almost certain death at shelters. After bringing them […]

Easy Ways to Help Timid Travelers Branch Out on Vacation

Oftentimes, the older we get, the more set in our ways we can become. Whether the fears you never realized as a child begin to sink in or the comforts of your home you’ve worked hard to provide are more alluring than the wide, open unknown, there are a few tricks of the trade you […]