Custom Trip Planning

Q. Michael V. of Newport, California is planning a summer 2011 trip to Yellowstone and is looking for special activities and supervised programs for two preschool boys. A.  As your family comes from a great beach destination, we will point out some of the non-beach / non-pool highlights of Wyoming...

Q. M.K. of Brooklyn, NY writes that she would like help with hotels and itinerary planning for her trip to Italy with 3 adults and 2 teens over the April school break. A.  Tackling Italy with only 8 days to travel and, in April, you will really have to plan ahead. There should be wonderful weather...

Q. Diane W-L of Washington asks for ideas for a home base, as well as a culture and history-focused travel itinerary for a 6-month trip to Guatemala, where she will travel as a single mom with adventurous 11- and 12-year-old children. A.  Spending a half year in Guatemala means that you will want...

Q - Terri E. of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas inquires: We have recently moved here and are looking for some exciting locations to visit with our kids (ages 5 and 8) on weekend getaways within driving distance of our new home. A - We have received your request for information on your new area of Fort...

Q - Alfred P. of Shanghai, China writes: My wife and I and our 2 daughters (ages 8 and 15) are trying to plan a trip to France and Italy. For lodging, we would consider a hotel, or a home exchange, but have no idea how to arrange for one. We are trying to decide what areas and attractions to...

Q - Monica R. of Las Vegas, Nevada writes: My family is planning a driving trip to Los Angeles. We have a 15-year-old son and a baby girl, which makes planning difficult. We would love a hotel with some kind of infant care, and we want to have time to enjoy relaxing at the beach or pool, plus...

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 - Alisa H. of Richland, Washington inquires: My husband and I and our two children, (ages 4 and 8) are planning to visit Rome, Naples and Pompeii. We would like some suggestions on lodging, and activities that will interest the children, other than museums and historical sites. A - Italy is...

Q - Ann S. of Las Cruces, New Mexico writes: I want to take my 11-year-old son on an adventure/not-so adventure trip this summer. He loves sailing. Do you know of any kid-friendly trips that include large sailing boats? A - The Maine Windjammer Association runs wonderful family trips in...

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...

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