I tend to talk a lot but when someone asks me whether I liked my HomeAway.com vacation rental in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I can actually give a concise answer. For once. I can tell them that I loved our townhouse at Corolla Light Resort, because it was spacious (3 floors!) and a […]
Washington, DC, is a very special place to my husband and me – it’s where we met! We were both there (separately) on business for just a few days, and met in Union Station just minutes before we boarded the train to New York City. So we knew that our first trip to the nation’s capital as a family had to be amazing! The easiest way to insure a fantastic visit? Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, for family-friendly luxury in the city’s most beautiful and vibrant neighborhood.
If you’re considering spending some time in The Outer Banks, here are five essential things you should know about these barrier islands off of North Carolina. I just learned all of these firsthand on my trip to Corolla last week. Number one is the most important: you will love The Outer Banks! So stop […]
The slogan “Pure Michigan” has enticed me for some time, but a trip to Michigan has yet to make onto my travel schedule. Now I’m even more intrigued thanks to this fantastic guest post about exploring Michigan’s Great Outdoors by Dr. Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com, a travel library for people curious about the world. Founder […]
If you don’t learn anything new about travel from the 1,000-plus booths at the New York Times Travel Show, then you aren’t trying very hard. This year, I had the honor of being a Family Travel Expert at the show, but luckily my 45-minute shift left me plenty of time to visit with the countries, […]
Although it’s my never-ending quest to experience new destinations, there is something to be said for revisiting special places. This fall, my husband and I stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. This beautiful historic inn in the Berkshires also happens to be the very first hotel at which I ever stayed! I […]
I love watching the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve at midnight — on TV. No matter where I’ve been on New Year’s Eve, every house or venue has turned on the TV to join in on the countdown. I’ve never had any desire to join the freezing masses in Times Square, although […]
For the past few years, I’ve fantasized about traveling the world like Santa to see all of the best Christmas decorations around the world. But a recent trip to The Plaza Tree Lighting to meet Santa and the Saks Yeti got me thinking about a different sort of trip this year… A look at the best hotel Christmas trees around the United States! These hotels in Beverly Hills, Washington, DC, Dallas, San Diego, Charleston, Florida, Virginia and Montana really get decked for the holidays.
There’s plenty of snow in Lake Placid, NY, right now. That makes it much easier for the Ski Jumpers to relentlessly hone their skills. But in case you were worried, they did not take the summer off. Nope, the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex is open year round so these dedicated daredevils can practice […]
What better place for my three-year-old son to meet Santa for the first time than at The Plaza tree lighting? The Plaza, a true icon of New York, is a magical place in its own right. My husband, son and I were invited to the Tree Lighting Tea at the Palm Court for yesterday evening, where […]