Archive for November 2010

Splash and Ski: Winter Escape to Lake Geneva

  Already planning to escape the winter doldrums this year? We love Lake Geneva in the summer (I grew up on Lake Geneva summers) but it’s a great winter escape, too. This winter, Timber Ridge Lodge is offering a great family “Splash and Ski” package: it’s a great way to make the best of the winter weather. Follow... Read more »

Black Friday in the Travel World: Funjet Vacations

Funjet Vacations has nine exclusive unbeatable deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargain hunters. Book a flight + hotel including one of these hotels during Funjet’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale and the savings is instant; no promotion code necessary! Travelers from select markets will also get to take advantage of roundtrip airfare... Read more »

Top 10 Tips: Disneyworld

  10. Stay on the Disneyworld property if you can. It’s a quick monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom – and the time (and effort – we’ve got a baby with a queen-sized buggy!) we saved on getting from the here to the there was priceless. We loved the 1970’s version of Hawaii at the Polynesian... Read more »

Christmas in Chicago - Don't Miss on Michigan Ave.

Every Michigan Avenue shopper needs a break – especially when you have little children in your crew. We like to visit Santa Claus at 900 North Michigan Avenue: He’s the most photogenic Santa out there, with a natural beard. The lines here are rarely loooooonnnng, and Santa sits on a fancy Santa-quality throne with a 40 ft.... Read more »

Sea School on Captiva Island

  South Seas Island Resort, an ecologically rich sanctuary located on the northern tip of Captiva Island, encourages families to leave behind the distractions of modern day life and discover the sea. The resort has partnered with the non-profit foundation Sanibel Sea School to offer marine education for every member of the family. Among the seaschooltime activities... Read more »

Teddy Time at New York's Historic Roosevelt Hotel

  Celebrate a pre-holiday weekend away in the Big Apple with your favorite kid and accompanying Teddy Bear. It’s the Roosevelt Hotel’s birthday, and you’re invited to celebrate! Named after President Theodore Roosevelt,  the hotel opened in 1924 and has been beautifully restored to its Roaring 20’s grandeur. It’s even appeared in several major motion pictures,... Read more »

When in Rome: the Eternal City with Kids

  Last summer, I promised my son a three-scoop gelato per day if he’d be so kind as to accompany me to Rome. With an offer I knew he’d never resist, we were off to spend our summer vacation in Rome, a city so dear to me that I stayed for five years after a... Read more »

Oahu: A Family Paradise

Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is the ideal starting point for family island adventures. Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki, Oahu’s main tourist destination, is now a playground for families. Here are ten tips for an unforgettable family trip to this enchanting Hawaiian isle: 1. Travel in warm, off-season months and... Read more »

The Perfect Fall Family Getaway: Galena

  It’s becoming a tradition in our little family to take a trip to the country in the fall: when the trees are painted to perfection in their Autumn splendor, when the days are still warm but nights crisp, when back-to-school has passed us by and we need to take a breather. Though it’s November, there is... Read more »

Welcome to Passport Family!

Welcome to Passport Family! My name is Amy, and though our family lives in Chicago, we’d like to consider the world our home. We speak a few languages in our home, and whenever we have the chance, we set off on a voyage of discovery, be it in our own city neighborhood or an ocean... Read more »