European travel with an 8 year old

Our lucky little family has just returned from possibly our most fantastic travel adventure yet: 10 glorious June days in Europe spread across three great cities. We visited London, York and Paris - each with its own marvelous look, feel, culture, cuisine and personality. Best of all, we connected with members of my extended family on two of our stops, rekindling relationships with my dear cousins whom I hadn't seen in more than 20 years and introducing them to E and Z. It was a joy! I'll … [Read more...]

Paradise for families: Beaches Turks & Caicos

It was tough not traveling for spring break this year, but I was warmed by memories of last March. After literally years of wishing and planning, our family had THE dream spring break trip last year: a week at the incomparable, all-inclusive Beaches Resort in the beautiful Turks and Caicos islands. It was the trip of a lifetime and we're all still talking about it - especially our 8 year old. And it was special for so many reasons! E and I were married on Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales in … [Read more...]

Cruising: a perfect multi-gen family vacation

We had a blast with our extended family cruising the Mexican Riviera over Christmas 2017 on the Norwegian Star.┬áIf you're looking for a trip the whole family will adore - from kiddos to grandparents - consider a cruise. Modern cruise lines truly offer something for every age and interest! The route We flew to Los Angeles a few days before Christmas, spent a night at my folks' house and then set out with them the next morning for the LA cruise terminal to board the Norwegian Star. We … [Read more...]