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...]

Spring getaway: Sunriver Resort for families

We’ve stayed at Oregon’s Sunriver Resort more than a few times, finding it to be the most convenient and kid-friendly lodging option for nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Sunriver offers both traditional hotel rooms and home rentals throughout their sprawling property, however, during our most recent visit, we decided to try something new: the Sunriver Resort Lodge Village. The Lodge Village is … [Read more...]

Unique Oregon golf resort: Silvies Valley Ranch

Located on the Eastern Oregon frontier, Silvies Valley Ranch offers a vacation experience unique to anything I've done before. Guests enter the 220 square miles of this working cattle and goat ranch and make their way to the Retreat, Links and Spa...a tucked-away resort in the pines with unparalleled ranch views. Your first stop is at the Gate House, where you're met by friendly resort staff, … [Read more...]

Golf vacations with kids: tips for a great resort golf experience

Our kids like to golf, but they're hardly miniature pros. They're kids, and they want to have fun on the links. We want them to have fun, too, but also appreciate that other guests may want to enjoy the course without distractions or delays. It's easy to get stressed when on golf vacations with kids, which is why we've compiled the following tips for a great golf resort experience: 1. Pick … [Read more...]

Suncadia Resort review with kids

Suncadia Resort, located right off I-90 in the Wenatchee National Forest southeast of Snoqualamie, WA, is your quintessential four-season, multi-activity contemporary resort. We stopped by for two nights during a long summer road trip through Washington State, and compared it to Bend Oregon’s Sunriver Resort or Redmond Oregon’s Eagle Crest.  Suncadia boosts the same offerings, including … [Read more...]

A stay at The Woodlands Resort, Texas

Unless you live in south Texas or follow PGA golf, you probably haven’t heard of The Woodlands Resort. Tucked away in the planned community of Woodlands, Texas, about 25 minutes from Houston, this conference and leisure property has undergone a multi-million dollar remodel, and it shows; guests will be immersed in an upgraded experience from check-in to check-out. Ready to get to know (or become … [Read more...]

Lake Placid lodging: Crowne Plaza Resort

My family and I have visited Lake Placid in late summer, and although we have a great time kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing, I continually thought to myself “OK, but I really need to come back in the winter!” Well, the snow fell, and we headed back to the Adirondacks last February, this time for some skiing and snowshoeing. Because Lake Placid has hosted two winter Olympic games (1932 and … [Read more...]

How to find kid-friendly golf courses from California to Florida

Ever since my three kids--now 14, 12, and 9--took up golfing, we've planned some of our family vacations around the sport. Parents who golf--or parents of golfers--understand the unique challenge in finding golf courses for kids: you want to experience unique or famous golf courses while on vacation, but you also need to find courses that meet the needs of your kids. Nothing ruins your … [Read more...]

Black Butte Ranch: home base for Central Oregon outdoor recreation

Every time we visit Central Oregon, we discover yet another family-friendly resort. While some resorts are best for golf vacations, and others ski or luxury vacations, Black Butte Ranch just may come out on top for all-around outdoor recreation amid family-friendly conveniences. Located just outside Sisters, Oregon (approximately 40 minutes from Bend), Black Butte Ranch is comprised primary of … [Read more...]

The Lodge at Running Y Ranch: a Holiday Inn Resort in Southern Oregon

In remote Southern Oregon at the edge of the Cascades, just outside the small town of Klamath River, The Running Y Ranch offers relaxation and fun for families. This golf community of private homes, condos, and guest rooms is small enough to feel cozy, yet large enough to have everything families want: high-end dining, recreation, pampering, and outdoor adventure. The property is within easy … [Read more...]