North America

Canada is true, strong and free. It's also really, really big. Find the 25 places in Canada every family should visit.

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit

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Both the New York Times and Lonely Planet named Canada as the top destination for 2017. It’s fitting that the new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit outlines why you should Canada this year. It also whets the appetite for future visits. 25 Places is authored by fellow Canadian travel writer and blogger Jody Robbins. It’s a great resource for planning a fun-filled family vacation with kids of all ages. Robbins lays out 25 of the top destinations for families, and…

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The bucolic rolling hills and vineyards of Sonoma County can be a playground for families with kids. How to enjoy Sonoma County with kids and wine. | family travel

How to Enjoy Sonoma County with Kids and Wine

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It’s easy to see why California is a blessed state in the union. Sunshine, coastline, mountains, valleys – it’s gorgeous. And then there’s the food and wine. If California is the state that just keeps on giving to travellers and locals, then the rolling hills, vineyards, and valleys of Sonoma County are the sweet cherries on a fantastic Cali sundae. There’s so much more to wine country and Sonoma County than wine, as fabulous as it is. Sonoma County is a beautiful, bucolic, almost off-the-beaten path…

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Spring is a great time to plan family travel to a great North American city destination. How to save big on summer travel with CityPASS ticket booklets.

How to Save Big on Summer Travel with CityPASS + Giveaway

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Spring is a great time for summer travel planning. This time of year also marks the eight year anniversary of The Travelling Mom. I’m in the mood to celebrate, and that means a summer travel CityPASS giveaway for you, loyal reader! Courtesy of our friends at CityPASS, I’m delighted to give away four adult CityPASS ticket books to an eligible destination of your choice. Why CityPASS It’s pretty simple, CityPASS gets you in faster, and for less money. CityPASS ticket booklets are popular for travelers…

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The historic Benjamin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is the perfect pied-à-terre for a luxury family getaway in New York City.

Why The Benjamin is the Perfect Pied-a-Terre in New York

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For those travelling families interested in being close to the action of Times Square, the Broadway theatre scene, and in good proximity to many other New York attractions, a stay at The Benjamin Hotel is the perfect choice. This historic hotel in Midtown Manhattan has been serving business and theatre-loving travellers since 1927. It’s very well situated on the Metro Subway Line #6. And just a ten-minute walk to Times Square and Broadway theatre district. For our one-week stay in New York, the Benjamin…

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Elevate your winter ski getaway experience with champagne wishes and raclette dreams at Utah's luxury Deer Valley Resort in Park City. | winter travel

Champagne Wishes + Raclette Dreams at Luxury Deer Valley Resort

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Life isn’t all champagne, chocolates and cheese. But for skiers and luxury lovers, it can be. You can enjoy champagne wishes and raclette dreams galore – and so much more – at Utah’s luxury Deer Valley Resort in Park City. I’ve schussed and hiked a few luxury ski resorts in my time, but the incredible slope-side food and drink options at Deer Valley Resort were a revelation. The Resort is still family-owned, with managers who’ve worked their up the ranks and know each employee by name. In a Park…

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