Best travel experiences of 2015: Our top family trips

In the travel industry, there are a lot of articles and advertising messages that tell parents to hurry up and see it all. Go before they grow up. See it before they're out of school. You only have X number of years left. While I appreciate the … [Read more...]

Warm weather vacations to book now

Ready to get away from cold winter weather, but a 'lie on the beach' vacation isn't quite your style? The following warm weather vacations at family-friendly resorts offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving for kids and teens. Stay active, … [Read more...]

West Palm Beach vacation: Marriott’s Oceana Palms

Interested in a West Palm Beach vacation? I was curious about the Florida coastline, so for my first trip to Florida outside of Orlando, I checked out the Palm Beaches area north of Miami. Um, it’s kind of ok here. Maybe I should venture beyond … [Read more...]

Florida for families: spoiled for choice in Florida

When it comes to fun in the sun, there’s perhaps no state more famous for its eclectic offerings than Florida. This state has been a tourist haven for decades and if the past is any indicator, its popularity is just going to grow and grow and delight … [Read more...]

Orlando: Life besides Disney

When people think of Orlando with kids, Disney World is likely to be one of the first places that spring to mind on the list of “must-dos”, particularly if you’re traveling with children However, there’s so much more on offer in Orlando that people … [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 … [Read more...]

Where to stay near the Orlando airport: a review of Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

If you're looking for a place to stay near the airport before or after your Orlando theme park vacation, our pick is the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. We made a reservation at the Sheraton following a long travel day, opting to arrive at our main … [Read more...]

Educational Travel for kids: Orlando beyond the theme parks

When most families think of Orlando, two words come to mind: theme parks. We understand; after all, we offer Disney World tips for families and reviews of Disney attractions. However, families looking for educational travel ideas,  whether as pit … [Read more...]

An adventure in Miami designed by kids

Looking for a great place to take the kids on vacation? If you left it up to them, they might choose Miami Florida – there's a lot more to this Sunshine State than Orlando’s Disney and water parks, that’s for sure. There's a whole week or fortnight's … [Read more...]

A stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our family's favorite--if not thefavorite--DisneyWorld resort. When readers ask me, "Why pay to stay at a DisneyWorld resort?" I always cite Disney's impeccible attention to detail, from the in-room touches to … [Read more...]