Taking The Kids / Travel & Leisure

Taking the Kids: Half Moon Bay

Pumpkins are really a lot like people. "They come in all sizes, colors and shapes, but inside we are all the same," explains Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer. Who knew a visit to a pumpkin patch could offer such a life ...

Taking the Kids: New Orleans, and beyond

Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. Our guide, John Royen, tells us the gators think the marshmallows are turtle eggs.