Entries by Candyce H. Stapen

A Luxury Family Vacation in Anguilla

The planning began six months earlier when the COVID-19 vaccines rolled out. We chose Anguilla for its world-class beaches, noteworthy restaurants, and intelligent approach to pandemic containment, one that earned the island a Level 1 classification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lowest possible risk level for COVID-19. We sought a villa… Read More

Warning: Some Vacation Rentals Don’t Include Access to Property Amenities

So you’ve scored a great deal on a resort condo or villa on Vrbo, Airbnb, HomeToGo, or a similar website? Don’t take it for granted that you’ll be allowed to use all the hotel’s facilities. You might not. Rental-by-owner agencies open up a wide variety of lodgings to vacationers, often at prices lower than if… Read More

Great Family Resorts for Fall Foliage Fun Around North America

Families who crave autumn leaf-peeping don’t have to resign themselves to piling into cramped cars for fall road trips. They can just stay in comfort at a full-service hotel that happens to be rooted in the middle of the action. At the lakefront, riverside, mountain-view, and ridgetop resorts detailed here, you and your kids can… Read More

America’s Great Living History Museums and Experiences

Living history breathes excitement into textbook studies. At role-playing attractions across the United States, you and your kids can feel as if you have traveled centuries back in time to meet Pilgrims, Native inhabitants, Revolutionary War rebels, loggers, and whalers who wear period attire to talk about their lives. There’s nothing to engage kids in… Read More

New Children’s Program at Malliouhana

It takes a careful plan to make beach-loving toddlers skip the water. Kevan Kentish knew exactly what to do. The coordinator of the new Mini-Explorers Summer Program for Malliouhana Auberge Resorts Collection Anguilla, asked 4-year-old James* and 2.5-year-old Charlotte* if they wanted to make a rainbow. Skeptical but wide-eyed, James and Charlotte followed Kentish into… Read More

Take a Luxury Family Vacation in Anguilla

The planning had begun six months before, when the COVID-19 vaccines rolled out, for our vacation to Long Bay Villas in Anguilla. We chose the location for its world-class beaches, noteworthy restaurants and intelligent approach to pandemic containment — one that earned the island a Level 1 classification from the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More

8 Woodsy Resorts with Cabins Perfect for Families Seeking a Nature Getaway

Sometimes you and your kids just want to keep things simple. A cabin-in-the-woods vacation turns your family’s fantasy of getting closer to nature—and away from crowds—into a refreshing reality. At these resorts with acres of land, your family can hike forests and red rock canyons, paddle canoes on lakes, collect seashells on wind-blown beaches, go… Read More

8 Great Condo-style Resorts for Families in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico

A condo-style resort goes a long way toward making a family vacation successful. Self-contained lodgings—also marketed as apartments, villas, or residences—grant more space and convenience than traditional hotel rooms. Even at all-inclusive properties with standard rooms, you can often find units with kitchens that make daily life easier. You can serve cereal to early-rising preschoolers… Read More