Why This is the Summer You Need to get to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is home to a long list of spots that know how to get your attention, but Lower Yosemite Fall is putting on an extended show for visitors this summer. It’s almost August and the waterfalls are still flowing. No one really knows how long they’ll last this year.

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Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

We had explored Ephesus in a heavy thunderstorm, walked in grooves formed by chariot wheels in the streets of Pompeii, thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain and climbed 414 steps to the top of the Campanile (Giotto’s Tower) for a bird’s-eye view of Florence. As family vacations go, our European adventure was a complete success. Athens was the final stop on a 10-day European cruise aboard Carnival’s new ship, Vista, … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Mention Ka’anapali Beach to my teenagers and a smile immediately comes to their faces. In its simplest terms, this stretch of Maui is a happy place for traveling families. Its sand, sun and warm surf are all popular with swimmers and friendly sea turtles. A family could easily spend days along Ka’anapali Beach, either without a set plan or packed chock-full of activities from sunup to sundown. My advice? … Continue reading TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Throw Back Thursday – Family Travel Memories At B&Bs, Guest Houses, And Hostels

As a general rule, when I plan vacations to destinations, I don’t typically stay at high-end luxury resorts. I seek out places I think other Americans might not find. Nothing’s really off limits: small hotels, B & B’s, guest houses and yes, even hostels. My family has experienced, and most of the time, enjoyed them all.  Read more HERE. Continue reading Throw Back Thursday – Family Travel Memories At B&Bs, Guest Houses, And Hostels

Colonial Williamsburg with Kids

It doesn’t matter where you go, or how old you are, traveling is about learning. Whether you discover a new culture or a foreign food, you come home knowing something you didn’t know before. A family trip to Colonial Williamsburg takes the learning to a whole new level. The largest living history museum in the world, it offers a playground to the past.  Read more HERE. Continue reading Colonial Williamsburg with Kids

What I Want Saturday – FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE JET

Four Seasons launched its Private Jet experiences back in 2015. Soon those lucky enough to go on one will get to do so aboard an all-new jet. The custom Airbus A321LR will house only 48 seats, designed by Optimares and covered in Italian leather from Poltrona Frau. The seats fold completely flat for sleeping, and otherwise, each has its own personal ottoman for more comfortable … Continue reading What I Want Saturday – FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE JET

What I Want Saturday – $1 Italian Homes

Buying an Italian dream home just got as easy as ordering off the dollar menu. The cities of Mussomeli and Zungoli are selling properties for just one euro. One located in Sicily, the other close to both Naples and the Amalfi coast, the tiny rural villages are attempting to revitalize their neighborhoods by offering abandoned homes for below bargain rates. While the houses are in … Continue reading What I Want Saturday – $1 Italian Homes

Pretty Places – Statue of Liberty

Growing up on the East Coast, I was lucky enough to go on more than one field trip to the Statue of Liberty. But I hadn’t made taking my kids a priority. On trips back East to visit family, we’d done Philadelphia and all its landmarks, but we never ventured into New York. The Statue of Liberty didn’t seem like enough of a draw. There … Continue reading Pretty Places – Statue of Liberty