Glitzy, gaudy, often gauche and always entertaining, Las Vegas shimmers like a desert oasis. High-energy casinos, dazzling shows, body-to-body nightclubs, plus scores of top-rated restaurants make Sin City a 24/7, top-rated destination. Casinos and Their Thrill Rides Casino-hopping on the Vegas Strip pulls you into the city’s conga-like rhythms. And if it takes a drink… Read More
About Candyce H. Stapen
Candyce H. Stapen is an award-winning travel journalist and author. As travel editor/producer at USA TODAY, Stapen launched the company’s digital travel sites. Her work appears in many outlets, including the Washington Post and Frommers.com. Candyce has written thousands of articles and 29 books about family travel, including two for National Geographic. She founded non-profit Henny’s Kids to bring solar-powered laptops and computer training to rural elementary schools in Africa.
Candyce raised her family in Washington, D.C., and currently resides there with her husband and Lily, a Newfoundland.
Entries by Candyce H. Stapen
Whether you’re looking for a thrill ride on a modern, steel coaster, or you appreciate the classic wooden variety, American theme parks are debuting some new, exciting options this summer. Find out where to ride the best of this summer’s new roller coasters. Busch Gardens is rolling out the wooden coaster, InvadR. Several Six Flags… Read More
Children’s museums don’t just have to be for children. Many feature exhibits that are equally engaging and entertaining for adults. Share creative experiences with your kids at three of the U.S.’s best children’s museums. Each offers its own spin on imaginative fun. The best children’s museums engage kids with hands-on exhibits that make learning fun…. Read More
River cruises are no longer for the old and sedentary. Baby boomers and families are discovering why river cruises are booming in popularity. Next year there will be ships just for millennials. Check out some of the other new trends in the river cruise industry. River cruises are more popular than ever before. To accommodate… Read More
Explore San Antonio with your kids and teens. The city features historic attractions, parks, the restaurant and shop lined River Walk plus SeaWorld San Antonio’s critters and rollercoasters. In San Antonio, find first-class museums, centuries-old attractions as well as plenty of parks, plus 15-miles of paths along the famous River Walk. History slides down easily… Read More
How do you determine the perfect hotel? Is it all about the location? The cleanliness of the room? Or is free Wi-Fi more important to you? Hotels.com recently released how it makes the determination by mathematical calculation. The website draws on its customer reviews to help make the determination. What’s the most important factor when… Read More
Choosing the right ship for you makes a big difference in sailing the cruise of your dreams. Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards ranked the Disney Dream as the best overall large cruise ship and the Viking Sea as the best overall small to mid-size ship. Find out how the other major cruise lines ranked…. Read More
Lucky for beer aficionados who happen to be attending the AAO 2017 Annual Session, San Diego ranks among one of the leading U.S. destinations for craft beer. While you’re in town for the conference, you’ll want to make time to explore this craft brewing mecca. Popular breweries, tap houses and brew pubs include Blind Lady… Read More
San Diego has a burgeoning food scene. Tasty fare can be had at fine dining establishments but also at the local taqueria or pizza place that imaginatively melds traditions and features fresh, California ingredients. San Diego is becoming almost as well-known for its food scene as for its spectacular weather and golf. Emerging chefs and… Read More
If you are headed to San Diego and haven’t figured out what you’ll be doing in your down time while in San Diego, here are a few ideas. Beaches, boardwalk, baseball and Balboa Park, with its many museums, are just some of San Diego’s draws. SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and not too far away Disneyland add to… Read More
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