Author: Corinne McDermott

Learning To Love Theme Parks

Learning To Love Theme Parks
There was a huge post-teen/pre-kids gap where I swore I’d never set foot in a theme park, and I didn’t.  Theme parks to me were dirty, crowded, and expensive, filled with unhealthy food and ridiculous lines for every ride.  I’m not entirely sure where I formed this opinion, as my memories of...
June 24th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Marriott’s Tots Travel Too Initiative

Marriott’s Tots Travel Too Initiative
When you’re traveling as a family, it’s often surprising how the littlest members of said family require the most stuff. And said stuff is often bulky, heavy, andwith our current situation of charging for checked luggage, expensive. It’s nice when hotels launch an initiative that makes...
June 23rd, 2010 | family travel | Read More

B&Bs For Families

B&Bs For Families
Hill Farm Inn, Vermont When traveling with kids you certainly have multiple options for accommodations. Even some of the chicest boutique hotels and high end properties offer amenities and programs for the little travelers in your party. But one option that I figured was not a good idea for when the...
June 22nd, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Let The World Cup Inspire Your Children To Travel

Let The World Cup Inspire Your Children To Travel
When the World Cup opening ceremonies were on, my daughter was fascinated by the music, the dancing, the bright costumes, and the strange giant beetle that kicked a giant soccer ball. The spectacle that took place in Johannesburg’s Soccer City (map) definitely captured her attention. We had to leave...
June 19th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

A Dining Room With A View

A Dining Room With A View
When we travel as a family we try, for the most part, to bring and purchase a few staples to allow us to enjoy breakfast in our room and pack picnic lunches.  While our kids are pretty good in restaurants, the time it takes to eat a meal in a restaurant plus the expense equals less time and money to...
June 18th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

China On The Cheap

China On The Cheap
There are lots of places I’d love to take my family one day, and China is definitely on that list.  It’s pretty low down on that list, though.  Not because it’s so far away, not because it’s so big, but because the type of trip I’d like to take would be crazy expensive. My inbox is bombarded...
June 15th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Baby Getaways In Tuscany

Baby Getaways In Tuscany
How I love, love this idea. Tuscany was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to share it with my children one day.  Rita Kobrak and her husband own Villa Radicata, just outside Anghiari (map) in Tuscany, and have come up with a fabulous idea on how to share it with...
June 13th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Car Seats On A Plane

Car Seats On A Plane
Without a doubt, the safest place for a child to be on an airplane is in their own seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. If that child is under the age of 2, the safest place for him or her to be is in their own FAA-approved car seat that’s been secured into their own seat on the airplane. However,...
June 12th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

A Family Destination: Quebéc City

A Family Destination: Quebéc City
I had always heard such wonderful things about Quebéc City.  “A slice of Europe,” they’d say, or “It’s so beautiful , it’s like a fairytale.” With a daughter obsessed with princesses, a city that looked straight out of her storybooks would be a good introduction to city travel; most...
June 10th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Beach Fun & Safety With Kids

Beach Fun & Safety With Kids
Whether it’s a summer weekend or a vacation down South, the beach is a great place to be.  As with any outing with kids, you can’t sacrifice safety for fun – so here’s a few tips to ensure your family time at the beach creates only great memories. The only lobsters you want to see are the ones...
June 8th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

Travel Light, Even If You Pack Heavy

Travel Light, Even If You Pack Heavy
My husband laughed when he saw the pile of luggage for our first family vacation – we were visiting Varadero, Cuba. While Cuba is safe, clean and very family friendly, there simply isn’t the option of purchasing many baby supplies there, unless your baby considers rum and cigars necessities. ...
June 7th, 2010 | family travel | Read More

The Love Of Travel Lasts A Lifetime

The Love Of Travel Lasts A Lifetime
Family Travel columnist Corinne McDermott & her children visit Quebec City, Canada Every August, my mother would take me “home” to Glasgow.  My earliest memories include the scent of the cool Scottish air (so different from the muggy heat of Toronto we’d left behind just 7 hours ago), spending...
June 4th, 2010 | family travel | Read More