Christmas Holiday

With a snow-packed season ahead, it’s time to warm up to snowsports family vacations. You can introduce the kids to the great outdoors at North America’s finest ski and snowboard resorts, where even weekend getaways are filled with fun and learning.  And we mean for every ability and fitness level...

Despite the chill winds and snowflakes, the family fun radiating from the tents and stalls of Europe's Christmas Markets is enough to make visitors feel welcomed and toasty warm. Here's our pick of the very best places in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Great Britain and Austria to celebrate the...

An enriching holiday experience that families will cherish for years can be found in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Since 1934, this 301-acre historic area has put on its holiday finery from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Besides visiting historic buildings, encountering “People of the Past...

Not as "big city" as the nation's capital, Alexandria, Virginia celebrates Scottish traditions each winter in a festival that all family members will really enjoy. Not as "big city" as the nation's capital, Alexandria, Virginia celebrates Scottish traditions each winter in a festival that all...

Pick the best hotel for your family so you can explore the luscious history and tropical sunny weather of one of the world's most beautiful islands. The Dominican Republic offers a top value Caribbean beach getaway marked by rich cultural influences that create a distinctive and fascinating history...

I am delighted to recommend the Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, a wallet-conscious way for the family to enjoy an Atlantis family beach vacation without breaking the bank.  My kids had been aching to visit Paradise Island in the Bahamas -- especially Atlantis, undoubtedly a great family...

Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, Jackson, Wyoming is the place to be for wannabe' cow folk, outdoorsmen, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Jackson, Wyoming is a half-tamed frontier valley surrounded by an enormous variety of adventures, extreme and less extreme, within the National Elk...

This author relishes the other side of Cozumel, Mexico: an island off the Riviera Maya coast of eastern Mexico where a family beach vacation becomes a cultural exploration. It's interesting to watch a destination rediscover itself, to undergo a metamorphosis and present itself anew to the traveler...

Located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen is anything but a typical resort town. While it does offer many ‘traditional’ activities that one would expect in a Caribbean beach town, the fun doesn’t end at the beach. In fact, this eclectic and cosmopolitan Mexican city boasts a...

Mexico's colonial gem of Oaxaca honors every Catholic holiday, but nothing is as colorful or fun as the Festival de la Noche de Rabanos, a world-class Christmas family vacation. Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s better-kept secrets. A center of craft and culture, it is, at first glance, an obvious mentor...

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