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

Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica

The differences, however, are noticeable from the inside. The 47 guestrooms and suites in The Towers at Pacifica draw inspiration from their desert-meets-beach setting. Suites will offer a spacious living and dining room area, complete with a table that seats four and an eye-catching Edison-bulb chandelier. Wood tones and creams prevail, but fun pops of color will be added by pillows on the sofa and … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica

Throw Back Thursday – Paella in Spain

Eating in a foreign country can be the highlight of your trip, or it can be the downfall. Picky eaters are what they are, but don’t let them stop you from dabbling in a little culinary adventure. It might just be the best thing that happens to your kid’s diet since peanut butter.

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Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

At some point, most traveling families will find themselves in Los Angeles. Whether it’s for a carefully-planned vacation, or simply an extended layover to take in some sites, having fun in LA is easy. The City of Angels is all about entertainment and they know how to show even the trickiest of teens a good time. Read more at Ciao Bambino Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

Sunrise Sunday at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, with John Hall’s Alaska

Sunset at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, with John Hall’s Alaska.

At the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, it’s all about the view. Built atop a high bluff, the lodge overlooks the Susitna River Valley and surveys the entire Alaska Range, with Denali (Mt. McKinley) right in the middle. On a clear day, the restaurants, viewing deck, and mountain side view rooms offer this same stunning panorama of river valleys and rugged peaks.

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Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon

Overlooking a jungle teeming with wildlife that stretches down to Apoyo Lagoon in the volcanic crater below, Pacaya Lodge & Spa is nicely perched in central Nicaragua, making it an ideal home base for exploring many of nation’s top sites. Calling the village of Catarina home, the lodge is less than an hour’s drive from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, making it a fabulous alternative … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon