This spring break we headed to the beautiful island of Kauai for a week. While we've been to Kauai before, we have always stayed in hotel suites - the Grand Hyatt and Sheraton which are both located in Poipu. This time, I wanted to explore the northern part of the island so I opted for a home in Princeville which is about a 50 minute drive from the Lihuie airport (you'll pass a Safeway and Starbucks in Kapaa on the way).
Let me cut to the chase and say that the home, Surf Song, was amazing.
Skiers love big storms that bring in big snow. That is, of course, unless you are at the airport trying to get to the slopes when said storm rolls in. Then you curse the storm and the havoc it wreaks on your travel plans.
Last winter, after years of trips to Deer Valley, we decided we should mix it up and I booked a four-day trip to Aspen connecting through Denver. The beauty of Park City/Deer Valley is that we can fly directly into Salt Lake and be at the mountain an hour after we land. Minimizing transitions is one of my chic family travel rules, but rules were meant to be broken, right?
We've been to Hawaii several times and the best view is from the air. On Kauai you can catch a ride with Sunshine Helicopters from the Princeville airport. We've also used Sunshine on Maui and were not disappointed.
In one hour you'll see mountains, beaches, canyons and tons of waterfalls. Your guide will also point out locations from Juaisic Park, Pirates of the Carribean and more.
Our group loved it and our pilot Greg!
Prices start at $249 pp.
New York City is an amazing place and quite overwhelming unless you're from, well, New York City. This summer we travelled to New York and spent nine days in the city. We saw, and did, everything there was to do, but there are only so many lines and museums a five year old can stand. It was during our wanderings that I discovered New York City's best children's attraction: the playgrounds.
There are literally hundreds of parks in New York City. A great resource for finding one near you is the City's Parks and Recreation page. Here are the five playgrounds that my five year old son couldn't get enough of.
Camping remains one of the most wholesome, fun and quality experiences you can still have with kids. And, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. This Labor Day, two of my friends and their families joined us for a three-day trip in the mountains of Arizona. There was a fair amount of whining, but once we told told the dads to knock it off our weekend was virtually whine free (but certainly not wine free!). As with most things in life, that didn't happen by accident. It was the result of good planning, good packing and good humor.
Here are the eight things that proved indispensable on our trip:
I'm a recovering attorney/CEO turned entrepreneur. Before I could travel in style I just traveled, bed bug bites and all.True story. Today, I'm fortunate enough to visit iconic locations and stay in the very best hotels with my husband and son. So, whether you're living the champagne travel reality or just dreaming about it, I'm glad you're here!