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Corporate consolidation and price wars have diminished the customer experience with most car rentals, so it’s great to see a company like Hertz devoting attention to family needs. How many of us have waited on interminable rental car lines while our kids topple the luggage and lean on the rental...

Two families with infants explore the natural beauty and coastal villages of southeastern Australia by car, finding serenity in the region's small town pleasures. Two families with infants explore the natural beauty and coastal villages of southeastern Australia by car, finding serenity in the...

Wondering how to enjoy both a cheap vacation and a family reunion that's much better than a staycation? Here are our 10 Tips for turning family events into real vacations. You Be the Party Planner Above all, it's essential that you be the one who knows what's doing in your relatives'...

With kids and grandparents, the quiet pleasures of Carmel and Monterey - hiking, shopping, dining - create a perfect multigenerational vacation. Two or three times each year, my parents, my three children and I head out for a few days of sightseeing and family togetherness. It's a wonderful...

Vancouver Island is very different from the glamorous city; it's British Columbia's eco-haven for outdoors families interested in bikes, hikes and gray whales.Vancouver Island is very different from the glamorous city; it's British Columbia's eco-haven for outdoors families interested in bikes,...

Enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, leisurely drives, and many more on-the-ground adventures as the slow-paced way to get to know Switzerland and neighboring Italy. Mix stunning scenery with a new culture, wonderful cuisine, eons of history and the majesty of the Alps, and you'll understand why France...

If your family loves to whitewater raft, hike, rappel or hang glide, this scenic area around Dawsonville could be your next road trip. From Atlanta, adventurous families can find a starting point to get away from it all and head for the mountains of North Georgia. The large city is an excellent...

Q.  Cathy P. and family of St. Peters, Missouri are visiting San Francisco and Yosemite National Park and want budget hotel and sightseeing ideas along the way. A.  Thank you for your note requesting itinerary planning advice for your upcoming trip to California.  As we understand it, you will be...

Your guide to a pleasant drive from the U.K. - even with fussy little ones - and a delightful, budget camping adventure in the south of France. There are many good reasons for taking a holiday in the south of France, but the 12-hour drive down from England is not one of them. However, over the...

Q. Eva S. of Wisconsin asks for help planning which destinations and wildlife viewing activities to plan on their summer family road trip to Wyoming. A.  Thank you for your request for help in planning your Wyoming road trip this summer. Traveling with two young teens means you will want to take...

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