Hoi An: experiencing the Magical City with kids

Hoi An is one of our favorite towns in Vietnam. It is the most beautiful and magical historical town, featuring fabulous white sand beaches, great food, and many resorts to stay. In this post, I will be outlining the standout spots I visited with my family in Hoi An.

Historic sites of the Ancient Town

A beautiful area of Hoi An

Hoi An’s ancient town is one of the most charming, old quarters in Vietnam. Its architecture is a mix of French, Chinese, and Japanese designs. This enchanted town has hundreds of colorful lanterns hanging everywhere, making it look magical day and night. Technically, everyone over the age of 16 has to buy tickets to see the old town. However, no one really checks it unless you visit historical sites, which are included with the card. The ticket fee goes towards funding conservation work in the old town. Tickets include entry to 5 out of 22 sites and a traditional performance held daily at 5 pm. My kids enjoyed this show!

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12 reasons to visit Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa during the ​holiday season

Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa

Last year, we decided that rather than cooking and hosting Thanksgiving at our homes, we all would celebrate the holiday with our family at a resort. We chose the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in New Hampshire. Here are some of the reason we love this resort and decided to go again this year.

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Desert Safari with Kids

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If you are headed to Dubai, you have to experience the desert safari. It is a great experience to try with or without your kids. It’s like a huge carnival on the soft, brown sand, complete with thrills, henna painting, camel rides, exotic birds, enthralling performances, photo booths and, of course, incredible food. With all that, what ’s not to like? Plus, there’s sand everywhere, like a beach without the ocean. What kid doesn’t love that?  

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​Atlantis, The Palm – with kids

Atlantis, The palm - with kids

Sometimes, when traveling with kids, you get to plan things that you know they will enjoy and that you will secretly love, too.  For our family, it was Atlantis, The Palm. During our visit to Dubai, we spent two days at this family-friendly resort.   The Atlantis comes with water parks for grown-ups and kids, boutiques, a variety of themed restaurants, a big aquarium, and a lovely beach.  During our visit, we had a chance to enjoy: Continue reading “​Atlantis, The Palm – with kids”

Family ​Weekend at The Sagamore Resort

For our tenth anniversary, we decided to take a quick weekend trip to The Sagamore Resort for a family getaway.   The Sagamore is one of my favorite resorts on the East Coast.  Why?  Because of its unbeatable view of Lake George.  Located in the hamlet of Bolton (Warren County, New York), The Sagamore sits on the shores of Lake George surrounded by the Adirondacks.  From recreational activities to various eateries, The Sagamore will transport you far, far away.  There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with The Sagamore, but our favorites are:

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing

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Oberammergau – Visit This Fairytale Town with Kids

I fell in love with Oberammergau from the moment I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain exploring this one-of-a-kind Bavarian town. I knew I had to see the ornately painted buildings and sweeping landscapes for myself!  Oberammergau has a great deal to offer, whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with the whole family.

About the town:

  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany
  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany
  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany
  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany
  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany
  • A picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps -Oberammergau, Germany

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