Wendy’s best tips, solutions, and ideas for family vacations—plus invaluable advice on travel logistics when you’ve got kids in tow.
After a recent family trip to Sri Lanka, I asked my 13-year-old, Doug, to write about his favorite day. This is what he wrote:
In 25 years as a travel journalist, I’ve found two best ways to make a trip safe and stress-free.
Political unrest, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks are a reminder that when you prepare for a trip, it’s smart to prepare for an emergency too. Here's how.
Strategies for beating holiday prices, crowds, and sell-out conditions, as well as destinations to consider that are alternatives to the typical fare.
Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, spans two countries, so travel plans can be complicated. Wendy went with her family and returned with 7 tips.
Can you guess where I am right now? Deduce it based on the photo clues, and make your guess in the comment space!
For me an African safari isn’t just about game viewing. It’s about meeting new people from a totally different culture. And on any trip abroad with my kids, I want them to meet local children.
Because Zambia is still under the radar, you can enjoy a high-value-for-your-dollar safari there that will have you alone amid sweeping landscapes.
We've been hearing from many families who are in a panic because they fear it’s too late to book a great summer vacation. We’re here with a solution.
These photos of international ice cream sundaes, cones, and concoctions look so tasty, they'll serve as inspiration for your next trip.
August is one of the best times of the year to visit one of our favorite cities: London. This is why.
If you're looking for small-town Americana, a charming parade, and family fun for the July 4th weekend, you'll find it in Sonoma County, California.
Here are eight ideas for short, fun road trips and big-city escapes that work just as well for families as for solo travelers.
Whether you’re traveling with your family on a school break or on your own during peak season, you'll need these tips for avoiding crowds at national parks.
Too often, large beach resorts wall travelers off from their country’s culture. But Wendy found one that is an unusual blend of comfort and authenticity.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and caregivers out there! Our gift to you this Mother’s Day (and, really, every day) is to help you stay sane when you travel with your kids.
You’ll see a familiar country through new eyes when you show it to kids. I took Tim and the boys to Morocco for spring break this year.
Finding an interesting, convenient, and affordable spring break vacation is not easy. Here are a few alternatives, including the place I’m taking my own kids this year.
To provide inspiration for your own travels with your favorite grad, we’ve looked back at the coolest graduation trips our readers have requested.
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