How will you celebrate this year? April 22 is Earth Day -- the time to celebrate our beautiful planet, and lend a hand to keep it that way. Especially if you are traveling, there is no better time to teach the kids an environmental lesson while having fun.
Maybe join a community cleanup or take the kids to the zoo ...Read more
I can't decide -- Bourbon Cowboy, Brew and Renew or Alpine Quench.
No, they're not drinks at the popular Remedy Bar at the Four Seasons Resort Vail, they're treatments offered at the resort spa, a 17,000-square-feet facility offering 13 treatment rooms, separate indoor hot tubs, cool plunge pool and...Read more
You're in San Francisco, so what do you want to do first?
Bike ride, hike or take selfies in front of the Golden Gate Bridge? Maybe brunch or dinner at a trendy restaurant that welcomes kids, followed by a geocache adventure or a museum exhibit? If you're lucky, you can watch the archeologists at work before kicking back at a historic inn where...Read more
Maybe you're visiting the grandparents for spring break; maybe the cousins are visiting you or maybe it's raining, or you've all had too much sun.
Whichever applies, there's no better time to take an afternoon to visit a museum, including some you never knew existed. For example, in The Big Apple, there's now homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2188977">Read more
Leonardo da Vinci would have been impressed! We've time-traveled back more than 500 years to meet those who knew him, and then back to the 21st century where the latest technology has figured out why the Mona Lisa doesn't have eyebrows and eyelashes.
Forget that giant sand castle you promised to build with the kids. No chance for yoga on the beach or water aerobics. Not when it's raining, pouring in fact, at the homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2184466">Read more
Let's hear it for Esther Kawewe! The young mother used to spend her days helping her mom sell vegetables in the dusty outdoor market at the small (just 3,000 people) Nakatindi Village in Zambia, a short drive from the city of Livingston and the famous Victoria Falls.
Now, Esther Kawewe earns $120 a month -- a very good salary here -- assembling...Read more
Sand or snow? Maybe your gang would rather explore a new city. Whether you have just a long weekend -- perhaps tacked onto a business trip -- or a week, whatever your budget, there is no better time to get away than during the kids' spring break. In fact, it may be easier to carve out some vacation time together than during the summer when the ...Read more
NOTICE: Retransmit fixes name of Westin Riverfront Resort from River Front.) The gently falling snow, the hot tub and hot toddies, a couples massage ... the kids!
Certainly heading to snowy climes can inspire romance. "It's cold and you want to be close to someone you love," offers Cameron Stewart. She and her husband, in fact, eloped and got ...Read more
The gently falling snow, the hot tub and hot toddies, a couples massage ... the kids! Certainly heading to snowy climes can inspire romance. "It's cold and you want to be close to someone you love," offers Cameron Stewart. She and her husband, in fact, eloped and got married at the top of Breckenridge Mountain four years ago.
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Want to impress a teen on vacation? Start with the food, perhaps guacamole, which tastes as good as it looks, prepared tableside in a traditional stone dish and served up with freshly made tortilla chips.
"That was really awesome," said Maia Capp, 13, from Sitka, Alaska. So was the beach butler, who came around with fruit kabobs, an omelet with...Read more
There's nothing like starting the year by checking something off your vacation bucket list.
For Kacy Yerger, 24, that meant seeing snow for the first time. She grew up in Florida and now lives in Southern California, she explained.
"That was the impetus for this trip," said her boyfriend Michael Swenson, whose mom Karen Bransten was treating ...Read more
It's so hard to choose. Tiny dark chocolates with raspberries; impossibly beautiful milk chocolates with caramel; small chocolate macrons called "Luxemburgerti," truffles dusted with cocoa powder and bars studded with hazelnuts or apricots.
The royalty didn't wave, much less acknowledge us. That was probably a good thing as we're watching the queens, princes and princesses of the jungle -- two lionesses and two yearling cubs -- walking within a few feet of our vehicle without paying us the slightest attention. It seemed they had more important things on their minds, like getting to...Read more
Maybe your New Year's resolution is to learn something new with the kids. Maybe you promised yourself you would all put down your devices and get outside more. Maybe you just want to show off that new jacket you got for Christmas.
How about some fun in the snow? There's no better time than January -- designated as homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2162537">Read more
Giant shrimp, anchovies and sardines, clams and mussels -- known here in Italy as "back gold" -- pasta in a shrimp and lemon sauce along with salads and a huge tiramisu cake for dessert.
We were cruising the Venice Lagoons aboard the homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2160459">Read more