Wendy’s best tips, solutions, and ideas for family vacations—plus invaluable advice on travel logistics when you’ve got kids in tow.
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.
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.
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.
On every third qualifying trip, Wendy will add a surprise WOW Moment to your itinerary. Click for details.
I’m not a travel agent—I’m a travel journalist who has spent the past 25 years finding, testing, and monitoring the world’s best trip planners via my WOW List, so that you can:
•Eliminate crowds, lines, tourist traps, and annoying logistics.
•Get VIP benefits, insider access, and unbeatable value.