How to Know If A Family Vacation Company is Any Good

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of companies claim to be "kid-friendly," but it takes a lot more than simply having a welcoming attitude to be truly suitable for children. Before you book that family holiday, ask these vital questions.

Which Are the Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Hotel Chains (And Which Ones Just Claim They Are)?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of hotels say they'll let you stay with your dog—but at many, the price is steep and support is weak. But some American hotel companies truly do go the extra mile to welcome you and your animals.

Great Wolf's Huge New Indoor Water Park Opens Near Disneyland in California

By Jason Cochran

The growing chain of lodge-style indoor water parks finally makes it way to California and sets up shop. Does Southern California need indoor flumes, and would it make a fitting addition to a trip to Disneyland? We were there at its opening to see.


Answer Key to the Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Let's see who won the Scavenger Hunt! Click here for the rules and the challenges.

Pauline Frommer's Greenwich Village, NYC, Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Learn a bit about New York City history, interact with the city's real-life Village People, and turn part of your vacation into a low-key Amazing Race with this do-it-yourself game/tour.

How to Survive Family Holiday Celebrations

By Pauline Frommer

Are you traveling to see relatives for the holidays? These tips from noted relationship experts could make the experience both more harmonious and more pleasurable.

How to Complain to Delta Air Lines

By Margaret Daly

Follow these instructions to file a complaint to one of the most prevalent companies in America, Delta Air Lines, which is often ranked #1 in customer complaints.

How to Research Your Ancestry on a Trip to Scotland

By Jason Cochran

Scotland's government makes researching your ancestry easier than in most places. Here's where to go in Scotland to find your roots—and what to know before you make the trip.

America's Only Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Land Opens: Images

By Jason Cochran

The new land, targeted to very small children and based on the wildly popular English characters, opens in Massachusetts.

How to Time Travel with the Family in Birmingham, England

By Sascha Segan

In only four days, one family saw the 1400s, 1800s, mid-twentieth century and a glimpse of the future -- all without leaving the West Midlands. Here's how they did it.

Last-Minute Ski Deals: Vermont, Colorado, California, Banff & More

By Eric Peterson

After a slow start to the ski season, now is the time to book a last-minute ski trip to Vermont, Colorado, Montana, Utah, and other popular ski destinations.

Traveler's Ski Report: Winter Park Resort, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

Bummed out by the lack of snow at some ski resorts? Find out what's new at Colorado's Winter Park Resort, the lucky recipient of a recent blizzard.

Traveler's Ski Report: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana

By Eric Peterson

Big sky and big slopes draw skiers to Montana's Whitefish Mountain Resort, near Glacier National Park. Check out what's new at Whitefish, and learn why skiers keep coming back.

Ski Deals: Vermont, Maine, Colorado, New Mexico & More

By Eric Peterson

Scoop up these winter deals on lodging and lift tickets at popular ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada.

Ski Deals in Vermont, California, British Columbia & More

By Eric Peterson

Book now for ski deals on lift tickets and lodging at popular ski resorts in Vermont, Maine, California, Utah, Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta, and more great winter destinations.

Where to Ski this Winter: U.S. Resort Upgrades & Improvements

By Eric Peterson

Whether you stick to the bunny slope or prefer to tackle the black-diamond trails, check out what's new for the 2011-12 ski season at resorts in Vermont, Maine, Colorado, California, and more.

Cruise Trends: New Kid-Friendly Perks & Parties

By Heidi Sarna

Some of the most family-friendly cruise lines now offer late-night babysitting and theme parties just for kids, giving parents the time to enjoy the cruise, too.

Traveler's Ski Report: Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada

By Eric Peterson

Head to these two iconic national parks for affordable ski deals and charming lodges in the province of Alberta.

Ski Runs & Free Hugs at Alberta's Castle Mountain Resort

By Eric Peterson

Visit Castle Mountain Resort and you'll receive free hugs before boarding the lift to some of the most challenging ski runs in the West.

Traveler's Ski Report: What's New at Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

These affordable hotels and ski deals near Vail still let you enjoy one of Colorado's best ski slopes and apr├Ęs-ski scenes.

Spring Ski Deals: From California to Vermont

By Eric Peterson

Enjoy spring skiing at its best in California, Utah, Wyoming, Vermont, and Colorado with these ski deals and discounts.

Traveler's Ski Report: Brian Head Resort, Utah

By Eric Peterson

Head to this southern Utah ski resort for family-friendly slopes and budget-friendly ski deals, all just a three-hour drive from Las Vegas.

Traveler's Ski Report: The Ogden Valley, Utah

By Eric Peterson

Find affordable alternatives to Park City at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin, in Utah's Ogden Valley.

Traveler's Ski Report: Crested Butte, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

This low-key Colorado resort has fresh powder and affordable ski deals, such as a Parents Ski Free package for families.

Ski Deals: Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole & Whistler

By Eric Peterson

Want to ski more for less? We've rounded up the best winter deals and events at ski resorts in Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Jackson Hole, and Whistler, B.C.