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  • Family-friendly gateway to Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park

    February 25, 2015

    Yosemite National Park isn’t exactly in the heart of civilization and that is just the way we like it. There are lodges in the park, but they fill up fast. Sometimes you just need a retreat to hunker down in after a long day exploring the mountains, and maybe give the kids a pool to […]

  • Quiet stay at Cliffrose Lodge and Garden at Zion National Park

    January 26, 2015

    We should have stayed two nights. It’s not often I think that after only an hour at a hotel. We were settling into the Cliffrose Lodge and Garden just outside of Zion National Park. I was kicking myself for not booking a two-night visit. Why? Well, for one thing Zion deserves more than a day. […]

  • 6 ways to create more beds in a hotel room for your family

    December 15, 2014

    Traveling with your children can be tricky when you are on a budget and have limited places to lay your head in a small hotel room. While driving across the country with my 2 and 5-year-old boys I had to get creative with bed arrangements so one of the boys wasn’t always stuck on the […]

  • Autumn days at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    October 29, 2014

    Driving through the rain and mist along the Sea to Sky drive up to Whistler, my heart began to skip a beat. Soon we would be there, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, a hotel I had heard about from friends and drooled over on Instagram, but had yet to actually visit. Would the hotel live […]

  • Friday Postcard from an NYC family trip to Switzerland

    September 11, 2014

    I recently took a trip with my husband and 17-month-old daughter to visit Switzerland, a country with deep rooted family ties. My 93-year-old grandmother was born and raised outside of Zurich. I grew up listening to her tell stories about life in Switzerland in a thick European accent. Beginning at the age of 5 and […]

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