What's in your bag? If you're a mom on a trip with her kids, you probably feel like you've got everything you might need, whatever happens -- minor injuries, delays, hunger, thirst, meltdowns -- not to mention your electronic devices, passports, if you're leaving the country, toys, itineraries and maybe even a guidebook. That's not even ...Read more
Check out Daigon Alley! No, not at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando or Hollywood, but in Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, where J.K. Rowling famously wrote the first Harry Potter book while seated in a local coffee shop.
Veteran guide Sam Thomson, who owns homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-1819450">Read more
What do you see? There's no better question to ask kids when you're outdoors, especially at a national park or national monument this spring, suggests Joanie Budileni, chief of interpretation at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. Bandelier protects more than 33,000 acres of canyon and mesa...Read more
So many sacrifices! So many young lives ended too soon, or changed irrevocably. "Some things in history should not happen again," says Steven Fletcher, a New Orleans high school junior and Victory Corps. volunteer at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Fletcher participated in the museum's Normandy Academy travel program for high school ...Read more
WINTER PARK, CO -- Shannan Williams was born into an outdoors-loving Colorado family. The fact that she has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and has trouble using her hands wasn't going to keep her from an active life skiing, scuba-diving and rock-climbing, not to mention graduating from college.
"How could I not? My parents got ...Read more
The butler was serving Myrna Schneiderman and her daughters their morning coffee poolside at their Jamaican villa. Their cook had prepared breakfast. The housekeeper would be tidying their rooms while they got some sun.
"You can't have breakfast in your PJs at a hotel, or relax without a lot of other people around," observed Schneiderman's ...Read more
Free is good. In fact, on vacation, free is great -- a lot better than paying for meals the kids don't eat, theme park tickets when they'd rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour.
Sure traveling with the kids is expensive, but as we head into Spring Break (and you will find our 2016 <...Read more
"More sweet potato pudding?" Doris Morgan asks. We're having lunch at her Montego Bay home -- local specialties like Bammy, made from ground cassava that's fried, roasted breadfruit, pumpkin bread, star apple fruit and my favorite, the sweet potato pudding.
But before lunch, we'd never met Mrs. Morgan, her husband Clayton, daughter Nneka, who ...Read more