Posts about ‘Family time’

As if they weren’t adorable enough just to be around, traveling with your grandchildren adds a whole other layer of meaning and memories.

Plan a grape—er, great—escape to this underrated Texas city.

Ready for an up-close look at nature’s little magic show? Orbitz has deals on hotels near these firefly hot spots, plus hundreds more. Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies—ones that can coordinate their flash patterns—exist in just a handful of places on Earth. And to see their most [read more…]

As timeless as the beauty of our National Parks is, the parks are definitely having a moment this year as the system turns 100. Read on for some of the most superlative parks experiences and then be sure to check out these other 100 National Parks experiences you must try. Make this your year to [read more…]

If you think that you’ve seen all that Orlando has to offer … think again. With more than 66 million visitors last year (an all-time high), Orlando is the country’s most-visited destination and wants to keep that top spot by evolving and expanding each year, giving kids big and small new reasons to come for a [read more…]

The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum opened to great fanfare in Washington DC in 2016. The National Museum of African American History and Culture documents 700 years of heritage in ways that are often stark, sometimes entertaining, and always educational and engaging. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of a visit. RELATED: Spot [read more…]

Our travel-obsessed writers name their ultimate highlights of the year.

Do you wanna build a snowman—and still come back with a tan? This winter, experience the best of both worlds when you book a warm-weather escape that offers a chance for some frosty fun, in the sun. RELATED: Here are the most fun things to do in Orlando on Christmas Day. Pasadena, CA: No need to [read more…]

Orphaned on Christmas Day? There’s still plenty to do in and around Orlando.

Hop aboard for holiday cheer.

These San Francisco treats satisfy both children and adults.

Home for the holidays? We prefer traveling to these destinations instead. December promises plenty of holiday celebrations, wild New Year’s Eve parties and music, art and film festivals. Squeeze in some end-of-the-year travel with these best places to travel in December. Oahu No way you’ll freeze your feet off while taking in the Electric Light [read more…]

Check out these Midwest getaways for winter sports, world-class spas and fine dining.

Here we go again. The baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the parties you wish you could skip, the over-stimulated kids, and you don’t even have a holiday getaway to the sun or the slopes to look forward to. How about a pre-holiday getaway instead? Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite [read more…]

You don’t have to fly to a far-flung tropical locale to live the island life — a ferry ride or a bridge are the only things that separate these idyllic U.S. islands from the mainland. Pedaling is the preferred method of transportation, mom-and-pop shops far outnumber mainland chains, and the most challenging decisions you’ll make [read more…]

Christmas, the most unusual time of the year?

Shutterstock Answers to common questions from first-time cruisers The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and CruiseCritic.com field a lot of questions from first-time cruisers. “For travelers considering a cruise for the first time, the unknown can sometimes be a bit overwhelming,” says Colleen McDaniel, senior executive editor of CruiseCritic.com. She adds that with so many [read more…]

Scram, candy man. We’re moving in.

Ho ho holy cow will you love these wonderful holiday events!

How much do you know about the popular parade that ushers in the holiday season?