What the Heck Can You Do in the Hamptons With Kids?
By Eileen Gunn
The East End of Long Island is less than two hours from New York City and suprisingly rural, so parents often ask me what there is to do out there with kids. Unfortunately, everything I know about the Hamptons I’ve learned from watching Sex and the City and Revenge, which tend focus on adult pursuits like drinking, back-stabbing and adultery.
To find some better answers, 5-year-old Tiny Traveler and I headed …
Sidney: Vancouver’s Best Secret for Family Vacations
When we contemplated returning to Canada with our young family after a decade overseas we wanted a friendly, walkable town with plenty of (cheap or free) things to do with kids like the summertime outdoor market to the right. We found Sidney, a former fishing town on Vancouver Island.
We’ve since moved on to bigger Victoria. But we’re still evangelists for this town located on the tip of the Saanich Peninsula, about …
4 Tips For a Family Weekend in Lancaster & Hershey
By Eileen P. Gunn
We went to Hershey, PA last summer on a whim. We had no weekend plans, it’s a reasonable drive from New York City, and my husband and I both had childhood memories of the place that made us curious about it.
We had a good time, but there are a few things we would have done better (like not saved our sojourn into Pennsylvania Dutch Country for Sunday when things are …
5 Kyoto Activities Kids Will Love
By Michele Chan-Thomson
You can make Kyoto a long daytrip from Toklyo with the Shinkansen Nozomi “bullet” train, but I recommend two days. Here is a roundup of things we liked best of in this smaller but culturally rich city.
Half the Fun is Getting There
My three kids, …
Sponsored Video: A Day In the Life of the Toxin-Free Generation
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We find ourselves cleaning a lot more since we became parents. Kids make all kinds of messes all over the house. But we’re also pickier about the cleaning products we use. A lot of big-brands leave our homes smelling “chemically” instead of clean. We wonder what kind of residue they might be leaving behind where our kids bathe, crawl, play and eat and if we might have been …
Tokyo With Kids: Pokémon, Skyscrapers and Shrines
By Michele Chan-Thomson
Believe it or not, we decided to go to Japan because we read a book. The action-packed Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure moved between Kyoto and Japan, offering cultural tidbits and city highlights and setting the stage for our visit there.
Hit the Museums
• The Fukagawa Edo Museum recreates …
Our 4 Top Tips for a Puerto Rico Vacation With Kids
By Eileen Gunn
Puerto Rico is a no-brainer for a family beach getaway. It’s a reasonable flight from the East Coast, you don’t need a passport and you can use American money. The food is yummy, the beaches are roomy and there’s a lot to do and see. Yet parents often overlook it for its various Caribbean neighbors.
We spent a week at The San Juan Marriott Resort, a stone’s throw from Old San …
5 Tips for a Family Ski Vacation (With Non-Skiers)
By Eileen P. Gunn
Before we had Tiny Traveler, my husband’s yearly ski trip with his college buddies went something like this: wake up, ski, eat, ski, eat, sleep (dream about skiing), repeat. Now, instead of his downhill-loving friends, he has a non-skiing wife and a 5-year-old who has yet to master the bunny slope.
Nevertheless, this March we tried our first family getaway at a winter resort by going to Hope Lake Lodge* …
5 Top things To Do, See, and Eat With Kids in NYC
By Carla Sullivan
When venturing out with kids it’s important to know where you’re going and what you’re likely to do. But in New York City the more important questions, really, is where are you going to eat and what are you going to have?
Here are 5 kid-friendly destinations in New York City that my three kids (ages 6, 3 and 1) love, along with their favorite spots to grab a nosh afterward. The …
Disney World With Teens: Thrill Rides and Pool Time
By Jeffrey Merola
Everyone knows what to do with little kids at Walt Disney World: Meet Mickey Mouse and ride the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. Visiting with older kids and teenagers might seem less obvious but it has certain advantages and its own unique appeal (for instance you can let them wander off on their own with no worries). Here are 6 things I think are most likely to get a positive reaction—maybe even a …
Grenada For Families: Beaches, Fish Fries, Chocolate
Caribbean Island that are close to the US, like the Bahamas and Virgin Islands, get the most buzz for family winter getaways. But islands further south like Grenada, Dominica and Barbados have neat opportunities to get off the beach and explore nature, local history and West Indian culture. They’re alluring to me. So I was excited to receive this list of 9 things to do in Grenada. They are supposedly the favorite local activities …
4 Family-Friendly Resorts in the Virgin Islands
By Monika Bialokur
For a lot of families, the ideal winter getaway includes a long stretch of beach and a short flight from the continental US. For me, that means the Virgin Islands. I recently headed to the islands on a kid-free getaway. But it’s such an ideal family destination that I found myself scouting out hotels to so I can return next winter with my twins.
I looked at both the US and British …
Family Travel Deals: 12 U.S. Slopes Where Kids Ski Free
Unless you’re lucky enough to live near a good mountain, ski vacations are expensive. Gear rentals, lift tickets and lessons for a family—on top of hotel, food and transportation—add up. And given the snowless winter we had last winter (and that Colorado is suffering so far this year), plunking down a deposit on a ski vacation can seem like quite a gamble.
With winter and school vacations on the horizon, FamiliesGo! is …
Local Tip: Holiday Activities for Families in NYC
I may be biased, but there’s nothing more magical than Christmastime in New York. The lights, the decorations, all those cozy spots to stop in for a hot chocolate; it’s pure yuletide bliss. So if you happen to find yourself in our fair city, here are a few things you’ll definitely want to check out – besides the obvious (and wonderful) Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Head down to the Union Square area, …
Ask FG: Are There Beach Resorts With Toddler Clubs?
Dear FG Editors:
We are looking into a beach vacation for two adults & two kids ages 2 and 5. We must have child care/kids club during the day for both kids, but I’m finding most places provide only for ages 4 and up. Any suggestions besides Beaches, Club Med Punta Cana, and FDR in Jamaica?
You’re right. Finding a kids club for the toddler set is tough. I think …