Weekend & Short Break

We were a little upset when we landed at Daytona Beach’s airport in central Florida: it was raining… hard. Not the most ideal scenario for a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend, Maurice, and me. A charming coastal community best known for its former Spring Break crowds and the International...

There are hundreds of free family attractions in Washington DC, the American capital where presidents and their legacies are celebrated -- the only challenge is making time to do them all. What follows is a review of our favorite Washington DC attractions and activities for families. Try to plan a...

Tourism in Niagara Falls, arguably Canada’s most recognized destination worldwide, is soaring to new heights. While the US side has a tranquil New York State Park protecting its pretty shoreline, the commercially developed Canadian shore does boast a closer and more dramatic view of the Falls. Yet...

Enjoy charm, history, music, adventure and great food - all with a French accent -during a weekend rail trip to Quebec City in Quebec province, Canada. Many Americans think of Francophone Canada as a way to get a slice of Europe that's much closer to home, but you'll soon find that it has a unique...

Saratoga Springs, nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain ranges in Upstate New York, has been on the tourist map ever since health conscious visitors first arrived to “take” the salubrious, mineral-rich waters of its natural springs. Today, families will enjoy Saratoga’s all-American...

Camelbeach is the Camelback Mountain ski resort's summer attraction and even on a grey day, when no amount of will-power could get the mercury above the mid-60s, Camelbeach proved to be fun, lively and family-friendly with plenty of activities that kept us moving instead of shivering!  After...

If you're like our family, one of first things you do after searching for the coolest and most unusual attractions and events in town is find tickets. Finding tickets is great, finding them at a discount is even better. Who doesn't like a live performance, special festival, seasonally themed event...

Coastal Virginia has untold pleasures in store for those who care to savor them while enjoying the region's beauty and each other. I come from a family of water lovers. We used to live in California within range of the Pacific Ocean, which we would visit and pay tribute to regularly. Now that we...

Bringing the number of indoor waterpark resorts to a full dozen, Great Wolf Lodge New England opened in June 2014, catering to Massachusetts, Connecticut and northern families. In keeping with tradition, they’ve brought a huge water play zone plus Northwoods log construction, bears and wolves to...

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, family vacations south of San Francisco happen in seaside, surfing-crazed Santa Cruz. When most people think of excursions from San Francisco, their compass points north toward the wine valleys of Napa, the rocky coast north...

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