Midwest winters can seem endless. The payoff? Perfect summer temperatures! Each year I vow to savor every minute of the warm weather. Although I can’t put everything on hold, I can live summer to the fullest, by participating in that wonderful warm weather tradition— a week at the lake. H [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
No family visit to Beijing, or China for that matter, is complete without a visit to the Great Wall. There are many options as to what part of the Great Wall you can visit, depending on whether you prefer rougher terrain, steeper climbs and more run down but quieter areas. However, if taking childre [ ... ]
Polished wood, burnished brass, a giant globe of the world and a gentleman Sea Captain in a navy blue blazer greet you as you enter the foyer of Disney Resort’s Yacht Club at Walt Disney World.ou’ve now entered Disney’s version of turn-of-the-century Nantucket complete with a lighthouse and [ ... ]
Parents of toddlers – stop limiting your vacations to staycations. This is coming from a mom who has raised a ddler into a traveler once, and is doing it all over again. If you have a toddler, you have anarchy on your hands … trust me, I know! But you don’t have to stick close to home if you [ ... ]
It may not be Daniel Day Lewis walking the streets of Springfield, Illinois, but there’s likely someone who looks a lot like him. OK, it will be someone who looks a lot like Daniel Day Lewis when he looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln.
Looking for the perfect summer vacation? Dreaming of something tropical and exotic, yet Tahiti just isn’t in your budget? San Diego’s dise Point Resort feels like it’s a world away, yet there’s no passport required. Paradise Point sits on a 44-acre island on Mission Bay, just minutes fr [ ... ]
The ziplining trips in the Puerto Rican rainforest looked so fun, but not for a 6- and 8-year-old. An all-day outing with 350-foot-high lines? That's why I was so thrilled to find the kid-friendly ziplining course offered by Rain Forest Zipline Corp. on the outskirts of El Yunque rain forest.
Not only did we practice on short, low lines until we felt comfortable, we gradually worked our way up to faster, longer, higher "zips" with the maximum height being 45-feet. We still got that fast, whizzing-over-the-trees excitement, but without those are-we-doing-to-die fears, and it was only a half-day trip.
As added comfort, there were super-nice, strong, and first-aid-certified staff members waiting for us at the start and end of each course. That brought my comfort level WAY up.
We found this ziplining to be plenty of adventure, and even a little scary, but an excellent choice for first-timers like myself. As my kids will tell you in the video below, it was "SOOOO AWESOME!!