Weekend & Short Break

"Wow!" was my first reaction to The Lodge and Cottages at Primland, a chateau style resort on 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. Located about two hours' south of Roanoke, Virginia or 45 minutes' north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Primland is one of those delightful anomalies of...

Thanks to its Pies on Parade each winter, Rockland, Maine is packed with food-centric folk whose goal is to sample the most marvelous pies possible. Whether you and your kids are serious gourmets or just have a sweet tooth, this event is 100% good, clean family fun. Otherwise, a visit during the...

With 100 fire pits blazing along the reflecting waters of the Providence, Woonasquatucket, and Moshassuck rivers which conjoin in downtown Providence, your family will delight in watching Rhode Island's famous WaterFire spectacle, which encompasses nearly a mile of illuminated space and provides...

Gettysburg is the place to relive a defining battle in American history, especially as it celebrates its 150th anniversary with many new programs and events in 2013. A battlefield may be an unlikely place for a family vacation, but Gettysburg presents a grand opportunity for families to share...

Take your kids on a wild West adventure to Custer State Park and come face to face with a herd of charging buffalo during the annual Buffalo Roundup. This Fall, the park will be holding its 48th annual Buffalo Roundup and its 19th annual Arts Festival. The fun begins on Friday, September 27,...

With half term just around the corner and the Easter holidays not too far away either, thoughts will soon be turning to how to keep the children entertained.  Spending a few days on holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time together as a family without the distractions of everyday life.  This...

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...

College towns have a built-in advantage when you’re traveling with teenagers and, with its sky-high cool quotient, Ann Arbor, Michigan is the king of college towns. Home to the University of Michigan, it is hip enough for adolescents with lots of activities geared to tweens, teens and students, yet...

While some of you may hear the name Bethlehem and picture mangers and farm animals, the revitalized former Steel Capital in eastern Pennsylvania has their own take on the Christmas season. And that's a happy task they've taken on, with enormous civic pride, since 1937. Picture a Blast Furnace Light...

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was...

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