A Family Adventure in Finland

Things to Do in Finland with Kids

In the seemingly constant quest to find the next, must-visit hidden gem before everyone else does, Finland is set up to gain fans in the simplest of ways: being its family-friendly self. Short of Helsinki, the typical U.S. visitor can’t pronounce the name of a single Finnish place; even finding Helsinki on a map might…

Grand Hotel Union: Vintage Glamour Meets Modern Comforts in Ljubljana, Slovenia

It’s rare to find anyone who visits Ljubljana and doesn’t come away completely smitten. Clean, compact and instantly likable, Slovenia’s gem of a capital wears its layers of history on its sleeve — an appealing mix of red tile rooftops, baroque church spires and narrow storefronts that hold fast to their medieval footprints. And in…

Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

Lake Como

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with tons to do and outstanding family-friendly accommodations. We asked Andrea Grisdale, the CEO of Lake Como-based Italy vacation specialists IC Bellagio, to share insider tips on…

Best Hotels Near Disney World: Easy-Breezy Luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando pools

Disney and luxury may not be two words you often put together, but the Waldorf Astoria Orlando combines comfort and elegance just outside the Walt Disney World gates. Situated on almost 500 acres within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, it’s among the best family hotels near Disney World, home to a wealth of kid-friendly amenities and activities. When it’s…

Alaskan Dream Cruises: See Alaska with Alaskans

Chichagof Dream

A family vacation in Alaska holds a steadfast well-deserved spot on the travel with kids must-do bucket list. Between the spectacular pristine scenery and close encounters with exciting wildlife, all ages are enthralled with America’s 49th state. However, we’ve learned that there’s more to understanding Alaska than what you see, and that’s through the people you…

A Spectacular Outdoor Adventure in Slovenia with Kids

Nestled in the crook between Italy and Croatia, tiny Slovenia packs a big, bold punch. This under-the-radar Balkan gem stuns visitors with its natural beauty, a patchwork of pebbled beaches, raw-faced mountains, glacial lakes, moody forests and rolling meadows. Life here is steeped in the outdoors, and nowhere more so than in the country’s northwest corner, a pristine pocket of the Julian…

Ammos Hotel: A Hip, Fun Home Base for Families on the Island of Crete

Tucked into the northwest shore of Crete, Greece’s largest island, lies a wonderful gem for families: Ammos Hotel. This family-friendly boutique property is welcoming and laid-back as well as unassumingly cool. With only 33 rooms and an attentive, congenial staff, the mini-resort feels like home upon arrival — if home were on the beautiful Aegean sea, complete with a…