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Around the same time Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol-- celebrating the power of the Christmas spirit that still echoes across England today. London and Bath are especially appealing in December. Bath also hosts an annual Christmas market in its old town; London has market stalls on Leicester Square, in Greenwich, and more-- plus a giant twinkling tree on...

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Thanksgiving is over and you've got nearly a month until Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza with the kids' anticipation growing daily. With our friends at Family Travel Forum we've compiled a roundup to guide you to the best and brightest holiday displays. In Denver, Mile High Holidays hotel deals start at just $99 and you can see the new 110- foot Mile High Tree-- the...

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Time again to think about holiday gifts for travelers on your list, so here are my suggestions, updated for 2019. My overarching guideline for a great gift is to arrange some extravagance-- petty to major, depending on your budget; experiential or physical-- that you know the traveler would enjoy but probably hasn't already arranged and wouldn't otherwise arrange.

"Sometimes the kids forget we are driving at all," said their mom, Trine Dam, as Astra and Carl nod in agreement. The Dams, who are from Denmark, have been tooling around Arizona and Utah visiting national parks. We met up with them and other families at the popular Moab KOA campground, ideal for visiting nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as for biking,...

"That's because anything they tell him he will never tell us," explains Jennifer Houston, whose father-in-law, John Houston, hosts the dinners with the four teens and the entire family Thanksgiving week at Half Moon Jamaica where the entire family can stay in one villa. Jennifer Houston said the Thanksgiving tradition started six years ago after her...

Experiencing Italy's cafés, cuisine, and wines is a joy, and in the heart of Tuscany, Florence offers a particularly satisfying spread. Restaurant competition in Florence is fierce, so it's easy to find delicious Tuscan specialties at fair prices-- even in the tourist zone. The best is from the white Chianina breed of cattle you'll see grazing throughout Tuscany.

That's because Halloween is now celebrated-- big time-- from theme parks to zoos, children's museums to hotels and resorts all October long. In Colorado, Ghost Walks are back in Glenwood Springs after which you can take a dip in the famous hot springs pools. Check out spooky science at the Birch Aquarium’ s Haunted Aquarium expanded to three nights in La Jolla,...

The "tax" or "duty" you avoid is the tax and import duty that applies to local retail sales in the area/country where the airport is located, not U.S. import duty. The United States is a low-duty import country, so items that are good buys for U.S. travelers are those few on which the U.S. assesses high excise taxes or on which manufacturers maintain high markups--...

It's a parent's dream too, as long as they can get away without spending too much or sparking a meltdown when they say no.' There is a lot to do that is free, but you end up paying, "laughed Vancouver dad Monta Maeda, whose daughter was clutching a new LEGO set. You could say that about all of Vancouver, which is the spectacularly beautiful coastal British Columbia city...