A long time ago, when my firstborn was a baby, a seasoned older parent told me: “Your children will always travel with you as long as you pay.”
I have found that to be true 🙂 But there’s more to a successful family trip than the finances. So here are our tried-n-true strategies at Rare Finds Travel for creating a family vacation that’s unforgettable (in a good way)…
Thinking about a trip to Cuba? Bet you’re wondering about visas, drinking water, and internet And did you know? Your credit card and ATM cards will not work in Cuba – you need to bring ALL cash with you from home! Continue reading
Carla and her son Ian have a very special Mother-Son tradition – the Olympics! Today she shares with us some of her favorite memories and best tips!
Q: Carla, how many Olympic Games have you been to and how did this unique family tradition begin?
East coasters can drive up to Lake Placid, but West coasters? You have your own olympic venue at SALT LAKE CITY.
WHAT TO DO?
Similar to Lake Placid, SLC has geared all of its Olympic venues for public enjoyment.
AND it has one of the hottest Apres-Ski setups around: a bright orange tent with the Veuve Cliquot logo at the base of the Deer Valley slopes. Flutes, bubbling over with champagne, are served on fur ottomans before glowing hearths. Here’s the scoop!
But don’t worry – there are legit Olympic activities too…
Ride the Comet Bobsled with a professional driver. Continue reading
One of my fondest Olympic memories is waking at 4am at the Gables Inn in Vermont, and watching the Women’s Downhill Finals in my PJ’s by a roaring fire. I could almost feel the adrenaline of those competitors!
Do you want to feel part of the action? I’ve thought of 2 places, right here in the US, where you can get the Olympic buzz next month. Games run February 9th-15th so if you book now, you have an excellent chance of grabbing a room.
Here’s option 1, for East coasters: LAKE PLACID
This Masai might not be able to unplug. But we can.
And judging from the response to my “20 places to Unplug” blog, a LOT of us are really trying to!
A break from technology. From an endless to-do list. From the hectic pace of life that sweeps us through week after week until we say “HOW could it already be Thanksgiving?!”
So here are some MORE ideas for you to save your sanity.
Want the FULL list of 50 Places to Save Your Sanity? Email me right here.
If you love horses, or travel with someone who does, you might want to know about Rock Creek Pack Station.
I took off last May to drive their herd of 200 pack mules and horses from the lower pastures in the valley to the high corral in the Sierras where you can meet them, all summer long, for a guided, supported, and concierge-d pack trip into the deep wilderness of Yosemite National Park! Continue reading
Mallorca – that tiny island 1 hour off of Barcelona – is home to Nadal’s tennis camp, seaside cliffs perfect for coasteering, crystal clear waters for kayaking, a marine preserve for snorkeling, and a colonial town full of charm.
Explore it all on a scooter with Vintage Tours Mallorca! Continue reading