Articles Written By: Cynthia Bartlett

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The Perfect Family Getaway: GO ACTIVE!

The Perfect Family Getaway: GO ACTIVE!

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Bicycle Vacation, Family Travel, France, Loire ValleyBiking, sword fighting and castle-hotels

Biking in France’s castle-sprinkled Loire Valley conjures up enough dreamy visions of graceful rivers, meticulously manicured gardens, flying buttresses and fairy-tale castles, but imagine your family in this setting, realizing that everyone is equally captivated and excited about the daily program. Backroads, “The World’s “#1 Active Travel Company,” offers first class guides to navigate family bicycle tours on child-friendly routes, while satisfying the kids’ and adults’ versions of fun and curiosity.

You Should Do Peru!

You Should Do Peru!

From its shimmering coastline to its intense bio-diverse rainforest and in between, Peru has a staggering variety of topography; Lake Titicaca the “birthplace of the sun,” with its floating islands, the majestic Andes mountain range, the Nazca lines, sand dunes and of course its major tourist attraction, Machu Picchu. Here you will find a world…

A Monkey’s Roar In Ecuador

A Monkey’s Roar In Ecuador

If you are primed for a vacation off the beaten path, venture down to South America for an unforgettable trip deep into the Amazon jungle. Children love animals and that is why we visit the zoo and take them on African Safaris. However, for a fraction of the time and cost of Africa, families can…

Family Luxury Sports Travel…JUST DO IT!!

Family Luxury Sports Travel…JUST DO IT!!

Wimbledon, Euro Cup or the Olympics, why not build a family vacation around a sensational sports event? A sports-themed trip can be one of the most challenging trips to plan, not only in procuring the much sought after event tickets, but also in finding reasonably priced accommodations. Trusting the details of a dream-come-true sports-focused vacation…

Take Me to the River!!

Take Me to the River!!

European luxury river cruises want families now! A booming niche in the travel industry, river cruising, up until recently, has been predominantly an adult getaway, but that is rapidly changing. Itineraries have sprung up crafted specifically for children and departure dates are designed to take advantage of summer and winter holidays. The European rivers are…

Alaska

Alaska

Breaching Whales, a Sports Court and Fine Dining: Ingredients for a Memorable Alaskan Cruise! Last summer my husband and I took our three boys on our first family cruise to Alaska. My oldest was going off to college and we stole one week of his last few days of summer. Our younger boys were 12…

Sydney and Rainforests and Reefs, OH MY!

Sydney and Rainforests and Reefs, OH MY!

Australia is a stretch over fourteen hour flight from LAX, so let’s just get the only negative about travelling there out of the way! One way to finesse that flight, though, is to do a layover in Hawaii, which my family did last December. It was great breaking the trip with a swim in the…

If your kids think you’re “Boring, Boring,“ take them to Bora Bora!

If your kids think you’re “Boring, Boring,“ take them to Bora Bora!

The dazzling colors of the blue and turquoise water and the iconic overwater bungalows captivate you upon descent into Bora Bora, an island in French Polynesia, just a few hours beyond Hawaii. Although it is known to attract honeymooners with its romantic setting, Bora Bora is rapidly becoming a destination where the younger folk are…

Family travel is not what it used to be!

Family travel is not what it used to be!

The ABC’s of travel does not need to be, what my boys love to call “Another Bloody Cathedral” but with a professionally crafted itinerary, it can become Adventures in Bonding with your Children.” The landscape of family travel is increasingly evolving to engage children and their parents in adventure and unique experiences that will not…