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Healthy Road Trips

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If you’ve been following our blog for a while you likely know that my family loves road trips. What we like even better is the opportunity to make our road trips healthy by eating well because we feel better, aren’t as tired, and avoid packing on the dreaded [Read more]

A Day in Reykjavik, Iceland

View of Reykjavik Old Harbour from the Harpa Concert Hall

When my mom and I get away together we head to a spa. Travel writer Julie Henning goes with her mom to... Iceland! Here she details some key sights in the country's capital, and offers tips for a budget friendly visit to this Nordic country. We love her savvy [Read more]

7 A.M. Enfant Cygnet Cover Review & Giveaway

7 A.M. Enfant Cygnet Cover

Winter may not be official on the calendar but it's here it spirit and on the thermometer. As I ushered the kids out the door to school today the temp was -1 °F (with windchill). Yesterday I bundled up my six-month-old in her new snowsuit in hopes it wasn't [Read more]

Semester at Sea: Highlights of Sweden

My children jump into the Baltic Sea after a stint in a sauna at our hotel, Smådalarö Gård.

After my family and I had an amazingly fun time together overnight and off the ship while we were docked in Scotland, I knew I wanted to fit in one more hotel-room stay during our Semester at Sea adventure in Europe this summer. Our stint in Scotland made me [Read more]

The River of a Thousand Lingas in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Kensington Tours guide pointing out carving of bug in Kbal Spean Cambodia (Jennifer Miner)

The River of a Thousand Lingas in Siem Reap, Cambodia, provides a hands-on (and feet-in) look at Hindu mythological and religious carvings in in Kbal Spean River. This river is very important spiritually, historically, and culturally (in terms of agriculture) [Read more]

Semester at Sea: Highlights of St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg was by far the most "exotic" destination on my family's summer at sea. We, frankly, knew very little about Russia and the port city that has been called the "Venice of the East" due to its number of canals and bridges that criss-cross the city. [Read more]

Matterhorn Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2015

Zermatt's pedestrian friendly main street

Summer 2015 is going to be an exciting time for the Matterhorn. No, not the ride at Disney, the real one. We will let our contributor Mira Temkin tell you why... The Tissot Countdown Clock proudly stands on the Bahnhofplatz, the village center, in Zermatt, [Read more]

What to Pack for a Maui Vacation

Black Sand Beach near Kihei, Maui what to pack for a maui vacation

Starwood Preferred Guest's "SPG Amex Stars" were recently featured in Gothamist; we were asked what we'd pack for a weekend getaway to our favorite vacation destination. One of my favorite places in the world in Hawaii, and because I live in Los Angeles, I’m [Read more]

Living Abroad for Less as a Family

daughter-parade-guanajuato-mexico Living abroad for less as a family

Some people dream of living abroad for a year or even permanently. This dream can seem insurmountable to those who haven't dome any research, but expatriates are usually happy to share what they've learned. Living abroad for less as a family, especially, [Read more]

Semester at Sea: Highlights of Norway with Kids

On a ferry, exiting a fjord near Bergen

The last time I wrote about my family's experience on Semester at Sea, it was mid-July and we were in Ireland --  a joyous, laughter- and adventure-filled time in Ireland. Then my job on the ship got really busy, and the countries kept coming: Norway, Russia, [Read more]