Daily Travel Tips
Weekly Column
Eileens Blog
Travel Diary
In the Media

Daily Tips

Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

Eileen's Favorites


Passports with Purpose





Families & Groups

Three days at the new Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico


Splash Park at Iberostar Playa Mita
If you think all-inclusive resorts are nothing but rowdy sun-seekers, conga lines, mediocre buffets and cheap liquor, meet the new Iberostar Playa Mita. A vacation here should do wonders to change any preconceived notions you may have about all-inclusive hotels. more
Beach Vacations, Cruises & All-Inclusive, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary | , , , , , , | comments


Learning a snow sport — more than just fun in the snow


ABC Boys from Westport CT learning to snowboard at Bolton Valley VT
Snow sports can be more than about fun in the snow. They’re about persistence and courage, trying something new (just ask the cold-hating Los Angeles boy who was with us) and empathy for those who may be struggling more than you might be. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Volunteer & Service, Weekly Column | , , , , | comments


How families celebrate the New Year Bahamian Style


Junkanoo Parade
In the Bahamas, they start ringing in the New Year on Boxing Day with the annual Junkanoo Festivals, with cowbells, goatskin drums, conch horns and incredibly colorful costumes. more
Beach Vacations, Cruises & All-Inclusive, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Volunteer & Service, Weekly Column | , , , , , , | comments


Enjoying Christmas Traditions at Colonial Williamsburg


Lord Dunmore's Ball
The holiday season is an excellent time to visit Colonial Williamsburg and see firsthand how 18th Century Virginians celebrated. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary | , , , , , | comments


Experiencing the Holiday Festivities at Busch Garden’s Christmas Town


French Village at Christmas Town
If you arrive at night, you might not recognize Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. The millions of lights that cover 1,500 Christmas trees give the theme park a fantastical holiday makeover and transform it into Christmas Town. more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Disney, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary | , , , , , | comments


In New Hampshire for an old fashioned family holiday getaway


Omni Mt Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods
In New Hampshire for the holidays, we sleep and hike with the Appalachian Mountain Club, visit the historic Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, tour the treetops at Bretton Woods Ski Area and are pulled by a sled dog team that includes a pair of amazing canines. more
Backyard Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Weekly Column | , , , , , , , , | comments


Last day at sea and a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI


Aboard the Kon Tiki
Taking the Kids correspondent Allison Tibaldi and her teen-aged son Alec enjoy their last day on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas with a port of call in St. Thomas, USVI, and ride on the Kon Tiki Sightseeing and Beach Cruise. more
Beach Vacations, Cruises & All-Inclusive, Destinations, Disney, Families & Groups, Travel Diary | , , , , | comments


Breakfast with the Dreamworks characters and fine italian for dinner at sea


Ready for character breakfast on Freedom of the Seas
Day three aboard Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas starts with the Dreamworks character breakfast for Taking the Kids contributor Alison Tibaldi, and ends with Italian food at Portofino. more
Cruises & All-Inclusive, Families & Groups, Travel Diary | , , , , | comments


Combatting calories at sea and a stop in the Bahamas


The gym aboard Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
Taking the Kids contributor Allison Tibaldi visits the gym on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and first port call at CocoCay in the Bahamas. more
Cruises & All-Inclusive, Families & Groups, Travel Diary | , , , , | comments


First cruise seen through a teen’s eyes, and camera


Interior of the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
Taking the Kids contributor Alec Tibaldi describes his first cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and provides another excellent video. more
Cruises & All-Inclusive, Families & Groups, Travel Diary | , , , , | comments





Connect

Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow us with RSS