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Outstanding Family Vacations at Martinhal’s Portuguese Resorts

The proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention” came to my mind when I met Chitra Stern, the founder, along with her husband, Roman, of the Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Portugal. As the parents of four children, they know just how important family vacations are, and they know exactly what parents are seeking during the precious...

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June Values for Babies and Dads at Smugglers Notch Vermont

Parents with infants and toddlers should take advantage of June savings at Vermont's Smugglers' Notch Resort to renew romance and get some outdoors activity into their relationship. Between June 12-June 22, 2017, you can save 30% at Smugglers' excellent childcare center, Treasures, which welcomes children ages 6-weeks to 3-years in a spotless and carefully designed facility, fully...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival for July 4th Getaway from $94/N

Thinking down home for Independence Day this year? Pie eating contests, quilting bees, and Civil War re-enactments? Organizers of the annual Kutztown Folk Festival call their event a celebration of folklore, food, fun and family. After nearly 70 years of highlighting daily life in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country region, the festival is putting an even greater emphasis...

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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Take a Ride Through Disneyland’s Storybook Adventures

We all have sacred family traditions from our childhood that we still hold dear today. I bet for a lot of us, one of the most magical childhood vacations we think about is Disneyland. The rides, the characters we loved so much, the treats Mom and Dad made special exceptions to buy, and the endless laughter. A Disney vacation is somewhat of an heirloom, being handed down generation to generation....

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Oahu, Hawaii Hotels and Resorts

Home to Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the world's most famous surfing culture, the island of O'ahu is rich with natural beauty and history. Families will find it safe and convenient to navigate downtown and the beach area's malls, restaurants and nightlife by shuttle or ride-share. There's a huge variety of traditional family-welcoming resorts, rental condos, airbnb's...

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Hershey, Pennsylvania Attractions

A trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania is not complete without the taste of chocolate, and the Hersheypark themepark, ZooAmerica, and Chocolate World, all fun attractions for everyone in the family.  Chocolate lovers will enjoy a stroll and the enticing aroma of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues where the street lamps are shaped like Hershey's Kisses.  When you've had enough candy,...

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Family Fun At Busch Gardens Williamsburg

What started out in 1969 as a 3,000-acre tract of land for a brewery on the James River in Virginia is now home to what some consider the most beautiful theme park in America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here, you’ll not only be awed by the metal creatures of epic proportions and dizzying contortions, but...

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio

Cedar Point, the world's coaster capital in Sandusky, Ohio, promises big fun for thrill-seeking families and little fun for the youngest park fans. This 364-acre Lake Erie peninsula near Sandusky, Ohio, has attracted traveling families since 1870, when the famous themepark first opened as a Midwestern bathing beach. In 1900, businessman George Boeckling assumed control of the property and added...

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50 Tips For Car Trips

Here's our pick of the top 50 tried n' true road trip tips, culled from families who've logged enough road miles to circumnavigate the globe.  Whether you're driving to the local mall or across the sands to Timbuktu, there's bound to be a tip for soothing the kids that you haven't thought of!   Prepare the Car & Family Before Departure 1.  ...

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