It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

By Eileen Ogintz What’s on your bucket travel list? It’s time for you to think about a family cruise. After more than two years of limited or no travel, the options are amazing. Do you want to gather the extended family? Do you want to cruise the Mediterranean,...
Three Incredible Destinations in Belize

Three Incredible Destinations in Belize

For the family vacation of a lifetime It’s almost that time of the year every child looks forward to: family vacations. Family vacations are the way we create some of our best  memories, form traditions, and explore new worlds together. When it comes to planning...
This is the year to cruise to Alaska

This is the year to cruise to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Calving glaciers, bears, eagles, and just-caught salmon and halibut. Welcome back to cruising to Alaska! Yes, Alaska cruising is back—big time now that the Centers for Disease Control has removed COVID-19 warnings for cruise ship travelers. The cruise...
It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

By Eileen Ogintz Here’s the good news. We can sail safely on a cruise ship—even with young kids! Just in time for Easter breaks (and summer planning), the Centers for Disease Control lifted its warnings that travelers avoid cruise ships. The CDC still recommends...
Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

By Eileen Ogintz You can relax without worrying about planning, cooking, cleaning or entertaining the kids at an all-inclusive dude ranch resort. All you need to do is get there and others will do all the heavy lifting, whether you want to ride, sit on the porch with...
WINTER GETAWAYS STILL A TOP PRIORITY; DOMESTIC TRAVEL DOMINATES

WINTER GETAWAYS STILL A TOP PRIORITY; DOMESTIC TRAVEL DOMINATES

Allianz Partners reveals the findings of its first International Vacation Confidence Index, which surveyed 9,000 people across Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA   While the world is watching how the new Omicron variant...
Escape This Winter or Spring to a Family Dude Ranch

Escape This Winter or Spring to a Family Dude Ranch

By Eileen Ogintz Ready for some outdoor fun?  Of course you are! This year, travel experts say, there is tremendous interest in outdoors-oriented vacations and those that don’t require flights. How about a Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) member dude ranch...
Cure Your Wanderlust on a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip This Fall

Cure Your Wanderlust on a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip This Fall

If your wanderlust is stronger than ever and you have some flexibility in your schedule, there may be no better time for a Grand Canyon rafting adventure than now. Riding the rapids with OARS Travelers typically have to plan more than a year in advance for this trip...
Maine State Parks – perfect places for outdoor winter fun

Maine State Parks – perfect places for outdoor winter fun

By Eileen Ogintz Ready to strap on snowshoes?  Maybe you’d rather sled, ice skate or or cross-country ski. Maine State Parks are perfect places for outdoor winter fun for families, whatever your ages or ability at winter sports. Mt. Blue State Park in Weld Take...