Custom Trip Planning

Q - Lauren L. of New York City writes: We are traveling with our 7 and 9-year-old boys to Spain in June and need help with kid-friendly cultural activities in Barcelona, the Costa Brava and over the French border into the Pyrenees. School-age kids will find plenty of entertainment as well as...

Q - Heidi L. of Verona, NJ inquires: My family of 5 is planning a trip this summer to the Sestrieres in Italy, where we have a timeshare. However, we would like to day trip to neighboring France, Switzerland, Monaco, etc. and I need help planning a functional itinerary that will give us a broad...

Q - Janae L. of Newport Beach, California inquires: We are taking a trip to Switzerland with our 6-year-old in late June. Once there, we plan to do some car travel, take the train to Jungfrau and then train or fly to Rome from where we will return home. Specifically, I am looking for some advice...

Q - Donald M. of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania wrote: Our family of 4, including a 1- and a 3-year old, are going to Orlando. We're looking for accommodations that include activities for our toddlers, and childcare arrangements for us to enjoy some adult night life. A-As you may be aware, most...

Q - Kimberly M. of Stow, Ohio writes: My family needs an oceanfront hotel in mid-June, somewhere on the NE coast, for a beach holiday with a 3, 6, and 13-year-old. A - It will probably be too cold in June for beach activities along most of the New England coastline.  As an alternative, we think...

Q - Todd B. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina writes: We are looking for an active all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico in April or June. We have 4 kids (3,4,6 and 8), are avid tennis players, and our budget is $4-$5,000. A - We suggest you plan your trip for June when you will get much...

Q - Christine M. of Blacksburg, Virginia wrote: We are planning to spend a week in the Caribbean. Our airfare is covered, but we need to find the right accommodations for our family in the $3-$4,000 range. We would enjoy a beach or pool, hiking/biking and eating well. Our 6-year-old daughter would...

Q. Sheila S. of Norwalk, Ohio needs information: "My husband and I and our 8 and 11-year-olds want to go to San Diego in January. We need information on family attractions and want to know if it is worth the extra money to stay on the beach as that time of year." A - You should have plenty of...

Q - Chris B. of Burlington, North Carolina writes: I would like to take my 15-year-old son out West to the Rocky Mountains this summer to ride houses, hike and raft. Any ideas? A - Have you considered joining an organized tour, or are you more interested in an individual journey?  Take a look at...

Q - Steve M of Sudbury, Massachusetts writes: We need some suggestions for a luxurious resort in Hawai'i where we can to with our two teens (ages 15 and 17) and our toddler (age 2). My wife and I have traveled quite a bit and have been to Hawai'i several times. We must have a suite so my wife and I...

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