Alaska: Disconnect. Explore. Learn. Eat. Repeat

Alaska

“You have to disconnect, there is no choice,” said Lucila. “That was one of my favorite things about this adventure cruise.” Lucila Lancaster, her husband Girish Nair and their two children Isabel (Izzy) 21, a senior at John Hopkins University studying neuroscience, and Sam, a 6’1” water polo … [Read more...]

Beyond Disney: Take Your Kids to the Florida Keys

Best ever resorts for baby boomers in the Keys

Sure, we all love the Disney and Universal theme parks in Orlando, but there’s a world of fun just south of Orlando – a string of small islands in the southern tip of Florida known as the Keys. Read why you should take your kids to the Florida Keys in The Momiverse. … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Take Your Family to Puerto Vallarta

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Who wouldn’t want to take their kids to a destination named “World’s Friendliest City” by Conde Nast Traveler and “Best Holiday Destination in Mexico” by USNews.com? Nestled between the emerald green of the Pacific and the looming Sierra Madre Mountains is Puerto Vallarta, seducing visitors with … [Read more...]

Five Family-Friendly Attractions in Houston, TX

Kemah Boardwak Houston TX

I must admit, I was a bit surprised. I’d never thought of Houston as a place for a family getaway. My first visit changed my opinion of the largest city in Texas due to the variety of attractions and activities to please every member of the family. Here are some of the best things to do for a long … [Read more...]

Exploring the Yucatán with Kids

Billy Villarreal, Julie Carter, and their kids Carter and Lily

When it comes to finding a family friendly vacation spot that offers perfect weather, vibrant colonial cities, calm crystal-water beaches, important and fun cultural sites, and delicious local cuisine, few places can beat the Yucatán state of Mexico. Read about exploring the Yucatan with kids in … [Read more...]

24 Hours on Culebra: Family Fun on the Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret

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  “It’s invisible water!” exclaimed my 9 year-old son. I could see his point. Standing waist -deep in the crystal surf, the water below him looked more like it came out of a tap than the ocean. That’s what Flamenco Beach on the northwest coast of Culebra is like. Hailed in tourist … [Read more...]

When a beach lounge chair just isn’t comfy enough…

Cancun beach bed

Sometimes getting older is a good thing.  For example, gone are the days of spreading a beach towel into the hard sand, digging holes in strategic places. Now that I’m older and have more expendable income, I prefer more comfort.  In fact, I prefer FULL comfort. Some upscale resorts, … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Barbados

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Instead of staying at our usual venue of a hotel with amenities, we chose to stay at the New Haven Mansion --  a U-shaped collection of Spanish style apartments with lush gardens, overlooking a courtyard with pool.  Although the decor was a little bit tired, our very reasonably priced 2-bedroom … [Read more...]

Unplugged and Underwater: Mother and Son Dive in Curacao

diving Curacao

These days, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to finds ways to bond with her teenage son that don’t include X-Box, dirt bikes or soccer. Family vacations are a great time to reconnect, but in planning a family trip to Curacao, I had an epiphany. Why not ask my teenage son to join me on a dive? … [Read more...]