How to Spend a Weekend in NYC (with kids!)

How to Spend a Weekend in NYC (with kids!)

This itinerary pretty much depends on a Manhattan stay, as all of the activities listed here happen in and around Lower Manhattan. But don’t think you have to spend their college savings to get a hotel! We stayed in this Airbnb, and what it lacked in charm it certainly made up for in having a second bedroom!

Am I wrong to think that is a unicorn-level situation in Manhattan?

It was also within walking distance to everything mentioned below, apart from our short subway jaunt to Times Square. Win!

Spotlight On... Colorado!

Spotlight On... Colorado!

Hi travelers! Welcome to the brand-spankin’ new series: Spotlight On…! Once a month I’ll shine the spotlight on a requested destination sent in by an avid Whisked Away newsletter reader. (Pssst: subscribe below to get in on that action!)

This month the spotlight is turned west toward the Centennial State, Colorado, but not to the usual hotspots. Everyone knows that Denver & Boulder are lovely, that Rocky Mt. National Park is insanely gorgeous and that you just “have to” see Red Rocks and the Garden of the Gods. (So if everyone knows those things… we should learn about other spots, shouldn’t we? We should!)

So, for this Spotlight On we are going to focus on the lesser-known glories of Colorado. Let’s get off the beaten path, friends!

How to Give Back When You Travel

How to Give Back When You Travel

Travelers, part of traveling responsibly (open hearts, open minds!) is giving back to the places you visit that give you so much.  There are ways to travel to places and take, sometimes simply to get that amazing Insta-photo... and there are ways to travel that give.

We want to be on the right side of this equation, do we not?  (We do!)  Pop down for some shameful stories of times when yours truly was not the most ethical traveler, and learn from my mistakes, okay?