Can you keep this vacation secret about free museum day?

Hey, can you keep a secret? It’s free museum day. That’s how you save a few bucks while you’re on vacation, and maybe even see another side of your destination. Read more “Can you keep this vacation secret about free museum day?”

Read this before you make a vacation mistake

You’ve probably read one or two travel stories that advise you to become a vacation contrarian. By zigging when everyone else zags, you can save money and avoid crowds, they claim. But that could be a serious vacation mistake.

I know because I’ve taken that advice. Read more “Read this before you make a vacation mistake”

What to do when you’re “lost” on vacation

If you’ve ever lost someone on vacation, you probably know it’s disruptive, if not disappointing. And by “lost” I don’t mean you can’t find junior at the beach. I’m talking about losing a member of your party for days — or longer — to sickness or injury. Read more “What to do when you’re “lost” on vacation”

Everything you need to know about traveling with animals (and kids)

My kids are pet magnets when we’re on the road. They’re constantly adopting dogs and cats and other animals we encounter in our vacation rentals. Read more “Everything you need to know about traveling with animals (and kids)”

What to do when you never want your family vacation to end

Ever visited a place that you liked so much that you didn’t want to leave? Me too.

I have a short list of destinations that we were so enamored of, we would live there. Some of them might be on your list, like Hawaii and Southern California. Others, like Fort Collins, Colo., New Orleans, and Ketchum, Idaho, might come as a surprise. Read more “What to do when you never want your family vacation to end”