In this world of mine is weirder than yours, just about anything can – and has – been made into a hotel room. Read more


Travel editor Karen T. Bartlett takes readers along for the drive as she lists her favorite locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, highlighting attractions like the Biltmore Estate and the Unto These Hills reenactment. Read more


Anna Snyder helps parents learn tools to navigate air travel with children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory disorders through personal stories and expert advice. Read more

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Our Travel Editor Karen T. Bartlett, takes you on a journey through the alphabet in Southwest Florida. Read more


What prehistoric sea creature has the head of a horse, the tail of a monkey, and the pouch of a kangaroo, and lurks right here in the shallow bays of Southwest Florida? Read more


The organization Autism on the Seas helps make travel and vacations possible for families with special needs. Read more

Special Needs

After some weeks of research and consideration, my family and I made a few treks around the southern part of Florida to visit some places I had never heard of. The requirement was simple – adventures had to be accessible to families from Naples. Read more


Whether you're just looking for a quick one-day trip or a longer vacation, here are five day trip destinations in the Tampa area, any one of which will please your entire family. Read more


Traveling with grandchildren and introducing them to more of the world is one of the real joys of being a grandparent. If you are interested in taking a trip with your grandchildren, we have seven tips that will help you start the process. Read more


March is here and spring break is coming quickly. If you haven’t yet made plans and last minute airfare isn’t an option, consider one of these Florida destinations for a great vacation. Read more


Student exchange programs offer Collier County students the opportunity to experience new cultures and build lasting relationships. Read more


​As athletes are preparing for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon and Disney Princess Half Marathon, Orlando World Center Marriott – located just minutes from the parks – invites runners to refuel and recharge with a “Marathon Fuel & Run” escape. Read more


A quick 45-minute drive from Naples, The Everglades are a playground for Neapolitans offering us the opportunity to play, learn and share the legacy that is “The River of Grass.” Read more


My golf game is energized after a private lesson with golf great Bill Madonna at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Read more


It’s not just the retired who split their time between “up north” and Florida. An increasing number of families are choosing a lifestyle that includes summers in one location and winters in Naples. The LeSages are one family doing exactly that! Read more


Summer lends itself to exciting family field trips to zoos, museums, outdoor concerts and more. By choosing books that coordinate with planned activities, you can stretch your family’s fun even further. Read more


Are you looking for a spring break destination or a great spot for your summer vacation? Look toward Atlanta, Georgia for family fun at its finest! Read more


Breathtaking scenery and an abundance of outdoor activies add up to the perfect Autumn getaway! Read more


Forming the headwaters of the Silver River, Silver Springs were one of the largest known spring flows in the world. Surrounded by Silver River State Park, the 242-acre former attraction will now be part of the Park and will share its name. Read more


For many families, a vacation to the Orlando area is a trip of a lifetime that requires months, even years of planning. For Floridians, Orlando is a nearby fabulous family vacation destination that can be bitten off in small chunks. Read more


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