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Luke's Lobster Roll with Petrossian Caviar
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What’s Red and Black and White All Over? A Caviar Lobster Roll!

‘Tis the season for holiday revelry and last-minute shopping, and how great would it be if you could bundle these two activities into an easy breezy family afternoon outing? It would be awesome, right? This holiday season our lobster roll patrol discovered that a favorite, Luke’s Lobster  is garnishing its...

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Prague Castle is one of the port excursions on a Uniworld river cruise. Photo c. Uniworld
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Family-Friendly River Cruises

With 17 ships in its fleet, Uniworld is considered a first-class river cruising company. The company has been recognized by both the 2018 Travel + Leisure "World’s Best River Cruise Line" and the Globe Travel Awards "Best River Cruise Company" awards, as well as several recognitions from Conde Nast Traveler...

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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Grand Bahama Island

The Viva Wyndham is a top value all-inclusive in the Bahamas that boasts lots of activities, great cuisine and a friendly staff. In my book, that's everything you need to make this beach vacation one that's sure to appeal to every family member.The Viva...

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New-York Historical Society Sets Sail with Circle Line

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, New York City’s iconic sightseeing company (more than 60 million passengers since 1945), recently unveiled a new joint program with New-York Historical Society, NYC’s iconic cultural institution, which incorporates the latest historical findings and scholarship to update all of Circle Line’s popular narration programs. The themed cruise 

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Japan’s Temples and Shrines, The Buddhism Life

On a winter-whipped Tuesday in New York during Japan Week, the Consulate General of Japan, Japan Society and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) hosted a special event to herald Spring as the season of renewal, travel and tourism.  The event was one of several in the city celebrating Japan Week 2014 and you could feel the warmth coming off the invitation.  It...

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Connected to Broadway Gets Theatre-Goers Up Close and Personal

A new service designed to enhance the Broadway experience for fervent theatergoers recently debuted on the Great White Way. The series features a pre-performance cocktail reception, preferred seating and a post-show Q&A with select members of the cast. Last week the curtain was raised on Connected to Broadway and Family Travel Forum was in the house! ...

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Family-Friendly Cruises On Cunard Line

The famous luxury Cunard Line recalls the Golden Age of transatlantic cruising, offering families a very different experience from other major cruise lines.  Cunard operates three ships – the lovely Art Deco Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest luxury liners at sea. Both...

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Norwegian Epic, The Big Story At Sea

Here's a case where bigger is better, because the stylish Norwegian Epic, one of the world's largest cruise ships, knows how to deliver heaping portions of family fun.With the launch of its new flagship, the Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has created a single ship designed to satisfy the urges and expectations of all vacationers -- families,...

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Rollin’ With Rembrandt Across Holland

In the 400 years since Rembrandt's birth, the friendly country of Holland has become synonomous with his extraordinary art.Full disclosure: Holland's Tourism Bureau hosted this writer in 2006 to help spread the word about the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth on July 15, 1606. Fortunately, a majority of his masterpieces continue to be displayed as described, in museums and galleries...

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Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawai’i

I chose the Kahala Hotel & Resort (808/739-8888 -- formerly the Kahala Mandarin Oriental) near Diamond Head in O'ahu because I heard it had been restored to its original grandeur. (It is such a long-standing favorite of locals...

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