SPRING TRAVEL: Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Virginia’s Blue Ridge encompasses the city of Roanoke and its surrounding communities, which include the city of Salem, Botetourt County, Franklin County, and Roanoke County. Roanoke remains so historically intact that it’s easy to imagine the city 100 years ago. Locally…

Enjoy the Trip!

I am writing this letter from the N.C. Mountains while on a relaxing mini-vacation with my husband, Chip, and son, Crawford. Ha! That is an oxymoron. Has any mother ever really had a "relaxing vacation" with kids?

Near & Far: Linville Falls

Linville Falls, a two-hour drive from Charlotte, is a beautiful mountain area just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. 221), near many attractions suitable for kids.

Resorts Kids Love

Parents plan family vacations fully intending to make everybody happy, but, let’s face it, if the kids ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. With that in mind, you’ll want to take special care to select a destination that appeals to the kids, even involve them in the planning process, so that it truly is a "vacation" for everyone!

Traveling and the New Red Tape

Since September 11th, we have been subject to many new security precautions. Knowing the alternatives, most of us understand we must tolerate these new regulations, along with whatever extra time and energy they require. But, as parents, we now have even more "red tape" to get used to. We have researched some of the new rules for you to help you become more aware and better prepared for your child’s next trip.

Join the Club! 5 Island Kids Clubs

With more hotels adding kids’ programs these days, we took a look at some super destinations with children in mind. Here are our top choices for island family resorts with Kids Clubs that pass the test!

Low Country Luxury at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

As the end of summer draws near, so does the end of vacations, making the long stretch of school days ahead seem rather bleak. But you don’t have to wait until winter break for a family getaway. Many schools have teacher workdays scheduled for mid to late October, making for a nice long weekend.

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