On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA
Kayaking on the Russian River

On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA

We’re kayaking in the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner, CA as one harbor seal after another pops up his head. We see Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys with fish in their mouths, going to their nests presumably.

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Three days in Sonoma County – a birthday treat at a special spa
Thermal pool at Willow Stream Spa

Three days in Sonoma County – a birthday treat at a special spa

I’m soaking in a natural thermal pool that’s heated to more than 90 degrees. Even better, the setting couldn’t be more bucolic—flowering shrubs all around. We’re at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Willow Stream Spa,

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Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?
Starr Wars on the Disney Dream

Kids Clubs – do they have a future at resorts and on cruises?

Almost every major resort and cruise line catering to the family market offers extensive children’s programming, but many Millennial families are opting out. What's the future

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Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort
SpongeBob greets guests at Nick Punta Cana

Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort

This upscale, all-inclusive 208-suite resort, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is the first all-inclusive to have been built as a themed resort from the ground up

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10 ways to save money on spring break
In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves

10 ways to save money on spring break

on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour.

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Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly
Kids golfing at Gleneagles

Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly

Of course, Gleneagles is known for golf — it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses and it is where the 2014 Ryder Cup was played. But today, only 30 percent of guests play golf — and some of them may be kids taking lessons.

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