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An Active Guide to Exploring Loire

UNESCO World Heritage sites, endless vistas of stunning lakes, vineyards and rolling estates: just another day in the Loire Valley region of France. If this sounds like your dream destination, that’s because it is. Escape from reality into a fantasy land of European charms, history, luxury and quaint, quintessential French delights in the Loire Valley, […]

Family Time in Cumberland, Maryland

Maryland’s “Gateway to the West,” Cumberland, is easy to bypass. The busy highways and railways cutting through the city give travelers glimpses of this historically important town, but few stop to explore. If your family has the chance, here are a few things you’ll want to make sure you see in this little Maryland hidden […]

April With the Family in St. Albans City

St. Albans City, about 15 miles south of the Canadian border in northwestern Vermont, is as far north as Amtrak’s The Vermonter train travels. It’s also how my daughter and I — along with hikers and more than a few cyclists — arrived. Some were headed to the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, a scenic, 10-foot […]

Tag Along in Tbilisi

By Kristy Alpert Not long ago, a trip to the ancient city of Tbilisi began with explaining to friends and family it was in “the country, not the state” of Georgia. Today, friends and families flock together to this Eurasian destination to explore the city’s diverse landscape and vibrant culture. Wedged between Eastern Europe and […]

Newport, Rhode Island for Families

Newport, Rhode Island, delivers lots of seaside fun for the whole family, but you don’t have to visit during peak summer months to enjoy this New England spot. Fall and winter in this water-surrounded locale are just as fun. Historic Spots Get a glimpse of Newport’s maritime history with a visit to the Seamen’s Church […]

Benzie, Mich., for the Family

Benzie County in Northern Michigan is a perfect escape for families seeking an outdoor adventure among charming small towns with modern, hip venues and amenities. “There’s a real love affair with Northern Michigan and all it has to offer, making Benzie County the place to be for the perfect vacation. No matter what type of […]