Travel Ideas

Inspiration for amusing day trips, memorable getaways, and rewarding family vacations.

Visiting Montenegro on a Budget

by Sandra Foyt

Montenegro is perhaps best known for being a popular day trip destination from Dubrovnik, but there’s so much to see here that it can’t all be done in a day. Plus, Montenegro is fast becoming a travel hotspot for tourists on a budget as the […]

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6 Vibrant Spanish destinations for a Fun European Family Vacation

by Guest Post

Between the sun-kissed beaches and the bustling resorts, Spain has always been a firm favorite for family holidays. Easy to get to and visitor-friendly, Spain promises hassle-free fun and a huge choice of destinations for your next family trip. Here are six of our favorites: Tenerife Tenerife is […]

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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Hunting for Treasure in the Virgin Islands

by Sandra Foyt

You never know when you might find a doubloon or two along a sandy shore or deep within a vine-covered cave in the Virgin Islands. The real-life Pirates of the Caribbean once made their home on these tropical islands, and who knows where you might […]

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Best Bets for a US Virgin Islands Family Vacation

by Sandra Foyt

Dreaming of a getaway to a Caribbean island? Make it happen with a US Virgin Islands family vacation. These islands are just a short flight from the East Coast, and because they are US territories, no passports are required. Here are recent publications of my […]

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Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

by Sandra Foyt

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower […]

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Family Fun and Educational Activities in Las Vegas

by Guest Post

The family is in Las Vegas? Sure there are rides, restaurants and tons of entertainment activities, but what about education? What about museums? Well, Vegas has fun and educational activities too! If you’re in Las Vegas and looking to soak up some culture, check out these […]

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Scientific Ireland at Birr Castle Demense

by Guest Post

When families vacation in Ireland they often stick to the coastal regions or Dublin for the history, scenery and liveliness of the area.  Few who visit Ireland realize that some of the most important discoveries in our galaxy were made from the grounds of Birr […]

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Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

by Sandra Foyt

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, […]

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Best In Family Travel 2013

by Sandra Foyt

With only eighteen summers to create memories that will last a lifetime, every family vacation is precious. Drawing on Lonely Planet’s recommendations for travel in 2013, we’ve combed through the best trends, destinations, journeys, and experiences for where to take the kids this year. US […]

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Pearl River Mart – NYC Shopping At Its Quirkiest

by Gina Martin

We don’t always shop in SoHo, one of New York City’s most hip and swanky neighborhoods, but when we do, we make sure to stop by Pearl River Mart. Pearl River Mart is not what you’d call upscale, but for pure quirky imported goodness, it […]

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