Where to eat in Breckenridge (in any season)

Breckenridge, Colorado is not just a ski town. It's also a hiking town, a mountain biking town, a fall leaf peeping town, and yes, a foodie town. Here's where to eat out, whether you're in town for the snow or the trails. With the kids: Need apres-ski or hiking spots big on fun, deck-space, brews for mom and dad, and a casual ambiance? Here’s where to go in town. Breckenridge … [Read more...]

Grown-up Getaway: What to do in Breckenridge in fall

Why would you go to Breckenridge in fall? As one local resident, mountain bike pro, and chef put it, "Why wouldn't you?" Autumn is a special time in this Colorado mountain town. When I arrived in mid-September, I half-expected a ghost town: after all, Breck is known for skiing. Instead, I found a town alive with a quiet, happy hum of activity: tourists and locals alike were enjoying the fall … [Read more...]

Where to hike in Breckenridge with kids

Think Breckenridge, Colorado is only a winter ski destination? No way! This mountain town is a great pick for summer and fall travel as well, offering historical significance, museums and culture, great dining, and, our personal favorite, excellent hiking for families. When families arrive in Breck, they'll find maps with literally dozens of hiking trails accessible right from town. Many of … [Read more...]

Lisbon with kids: What to do and where to stay in Portugal with the family

Lisbon Portugal is a city of friendly people, colorful cobbled streets, breathtaking overlooks and fresh, delicious cuisine. There’s a castle, a marina, trolley cars and tuk tuks, dining can be casual and affordable and children are welcomed almost everywhere. In other words, Lisbon with kids is a no-brainer. It’s the perfect kid-friendly European city. Here’s how to spend 2-3 days in the City of … [Read more...]

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Plan your next family trip to Houston

Houston is a vibrant city with a lot to do and see. But, what you might not know is that Houston is a great place for family vacations. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or looking for something to do since you just moved into your Apartment in Houstin, Houston, Texas has been taking the country by storm in recent years. It's been ranked as one of the top cities in America and has been … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Salem Massachusetts

If you have kids who laugh in the face of fear, this pit stop is for you! (And if you don't, keep reading anyway; there's something here for the fainter of heart as well!) The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 placed Salem, Massachusetts on the map as one of the spookiest places in the U.S., and while thankfully, superstition and ignorance have gone the way of pilgrim hats, the town still does a great … [Read more...]

Family vacation destination: San Diego

If you’re looking for a family vacation destination, why not consider San Diego? The southern California city is known for having great weather and beaches, along with a laid-back atmosphere. There are a few downsides—for example, San Diego is one of the most congested cities in the country as far as traffic and roadways. San Diego is also a pretty expensive destination, which is true for most … [Read more...]

Exploring the Acropolis area of Athens

Likely at the top of your must-do list for Athens, the Acropolis isn’t just one stop. Make a day of it by getting a thorough tour of the entire Acropolis area, dedicating your morning to the museum and your afternoon to the outdoor sites. Here’s how to go about your day at the Acropolis area of Athens: Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis Museum is where you’ll learn what, exactly, you’re about to … [Read more...]

Lake Geneva with kids: What to do in in Lake Geneva Wisconsin

My introduction to Lake Geneva Wisconsin was with the US Postal Service. Why? Because many of the elegant vacation homes hugging the lakeshore were once only accessible by boat, and some still request mail service by mailboat. Visitors can tag along, joining a Mailboat Tour with Lake Geneva Cruise Lines (for about $27 for adults and $15 for kids) for a perfect overview of the lake and its unique … [Read more...]

San Juan Island with kids: a two-day itinerary

We love the San Juan Islands, situated north of Seattle at the very last reaches of Washington State. The San Juans are ideal to visit in summer and fall, but can make for a great (and affordable) winter or spring retreat as well. If you haven't visited these islands and don't know where to start, we recommend a two-day itinerary on San Juan Island with kids. Base yourself in picturesque Friday … [Read more...]