Weekend & Short Break

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Since New York State just approved casino gambling outside of Native American lands, I wanted to explore how this affects travel with kids to New York's resort areas. The Mount Airy Casino Resort, which opened a few years ago in the Poconos, is an example of family resorts turned casinos, and I...

Philadelphia, Greek for “city of brotherly love,” really is perfect for a city-focused family getaway with kids of any age. Running the gamut from stirring American history sites, to arts and culture geared to every member of the family, to outdoor spaces waiting to be explored, “Philly” will leave...

When you have a young child and travel, your thoughts focus on how to keep them busy by educating and engaging them in activities that please the mind and body and help them to grow. The parents make the plans, but more input comes as children grow. But what about adult children in their twenties...

Charming, rustic, sexy, folksy -- Park City, Utah is all of those things rolled into an easy access, laid back package. It's a fun small town with a sophisticated vibe that will remind new parents of their B.K. days and refresh the affections of empty nesters who want to be where it's at. Park...

Buenos dias!  Here are some thoughts on getting around Barcelona, things we consider to be "must dos," things you might like to do, places to shop and and eat, and day trips. Buenos dias!  Here are some thoughts on getting around Barcelona, things we consider to be "must dos," things you might...

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