Wendy’s best tips, solutions, and ideas for family vacations—plus invaluable advice on travel logistics when you’ve got kids in tow.
Grab your calendar! January is the time to plot out your year’s worth of trips. This is how I maximize my budget, time, and happiness.
On Wendy’s recent family trip to Belize, while she was road-testing Belize trip-planning specialists and her 14-year-old was learning to scuba dive, her husband, Tim, went fishing. Here’s his story.
Strategies for beating holiday prices, crowds, and sell-out conditions, as well as destinations to consider that are alternatives to the typical fare.
I chose Belize for a recent family trip because the best vacations are those where you try something new you’ve never done before.
The Unclaimed Baggage Center is 40,000 square feet of your stuff, bought in bulk from the airlines’ baggage equivalent of the dead letter office.
These photos of international ice cream sundaes, cones, and concoctions look so tasty, they'll serve as inspiration for your next trip.
Most travelers who think about taking a cooking vacation in Italy automatically look for a cooking school. But there’s a much smarter way.
Where and how do you find the perfect Paris apartment rental for families? My week in Paris taught me five important strategies.
Family travelers are late to the realization that Colombia is an excellent destination for parents and young kids. Here’s why.
A professional photographer, Wendy’s husband Tim offers advice on the best types of cameras travelers should bring on a safari trip.
If you’re like me, you crave that feeling of being cut off from the world, and you’ll travel far to get it. The good news: You don’t have to.
Why waste your precious vacation time battling crowds and waiting in lines? Here are strategies that have worked well for me.
How to take grown-up family vacations that your kids will love too.
The highlights of my travels this year were a combo of the most surprising discoveries, the most worthwhile experiences, and long-anticipated moments that finally came true. These are moments I wish for you in 2018.
Can you guess where my family’s best overseas Christmas was, based on the clues in the photo album and videos?
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.
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.
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I’m not a travel agent—I’m a travel journalist who has spent the past 20 years finding, testing, and monitoring the world’s best trip planners, so that you can:
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