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Traveling with Artist Children

Traveling with kids can be tough enough without accounting for their obsessions and idiosyncrasies. Parents of creative children will recognize this manifestation in writing, artwork and more. When it comes time to plan the next family trip, make sure to keep your creative children in mind when booking transportation and finalizing your itinerary. Maximize your […]

Flock to Montauk With the Family

Montauk, in the town of East Hampton, is the last pearl in the string of coastal villages known collectively as The Hamptons. Located at the tip of Long Island, Montauk Point is 118 miles from New York harbor or about 120 miles from Midtown Manhattan. People travel there through the longest and largest island in […]

Preparing Kids to Fly Solo

It’s a scary moment, that first time you watch your child disappear through the gate without you. You can’t help wondering how even a well-traveled teen will react if something goes amiss, a flight is canceled, late or overbooked, or they miss a connection. But you can prepare them for those later solo trips right […]

Voyage Through the Mediterranean with Crystal Cruises

By the time my husband and I boarded the Crystal Serenity at the port in Civitavecchia just north of Rome, it had been 10 years since we’d sailed this beautiful ship. Very recently, Serenity underwent a total redesign — whisked away for a 28-day stay in dry dock at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven dockyard in Germany […]

Family Safety on the Road

Ahhh, the compelling lure of the open road … and the romantic ideal of driving through Italy or Greece with the top down on your rented convertible, or traversing the mountains of Switzerland and Austria in a road-tough four-by-four. Sounds great, right? The experience can be exactly that — provided you’re adequately prepared. What many […]

“D’Urban” Renewal

With its photogenic attractions and food scene, Cape Town, South Africa, practically sells itself, and has been doing just that for the past 25 years, between its lush and varied landscapes along the Atlantic Ocean to the “winelands” to museums and shopping. On the Indian Ocean coast in the KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban has just as […]