Weekend & Short Break

As much as I love my urban lifestyle, every so often the hectic pace of New York City gets to my family and I. When the pressure cooker starts to boil over, we seek a quiet respite to treat our over-stimulated selves to some small town fun. On a recent fall weekend, we found loads to do and a...

Singapore is such a great city to take children we are forever grateful that it is a main stopover from Australia (where we live) to most other places in the world. It’s the hub of the Southeast Asian region and offers a fascinating blend of East and West. Compact, clean and fun for all ages,...

Surrounded by ocean, farmland, mountains and great cities, the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut tri-state region and Pennsylvania have unlimited potential for family weekend getaways. Although New York City is often the top U.S. destination for international tourists, the families who live and...

I got a pound of lemons: an air traffic delay in Fort Lauderdale, a flight cancellation, being rerouted to Chicago O’Hare, an accident at LaGuardia, emergency airport closures, and a snow alert that forced me to spend 26 hours at an airport hotel.If not for that, I might never have “made lemonade”...

At a recent family press event in New York City, the Legoland team from both coasts came together to announce the latest Legoland Hotel, opening May 15, 2015 at the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven. There was a lot of excitement because the company was introducing a fourth style of hotel...

Carnaval is a wintry, family-friendly wonderland that comes alive when the temperatures drop in the heart of the “world’s snow capital” -- Quebec City in Quebec province, eastern Canada. As North America's only fortified city, the crenellated walls and castle-like structures of the Old Town are a...

What better way to weather the wintry cold than to travel north for a long weekend of icy immersion in Montreal?The logic seems skewed, but the warmth of the staff, décor, and outdoor Jacuzzi of Hotel Le Crystal convinced us that Montréal, Quebec, Canada was the perfect city for a mid-winter (or...

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

Ongoing improvements designed to make the guest experience more comfortable and easier -- on the slopes and at base areas -- have made Okemo Mountain one of New England’s top destination resorts for families. Once a casual mountain favored for its manageable size and child-focused snowsports, Okemo...

Puerto Rico, an easy Caribbean getaway loaded with family appeal, should be on the list for your next tropical vacation. American citizens need no passport to enter this U.S. territory, yet a visit to this island nation feels foreign enough to be exciting.  Just over a bridge from the more...

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