Intergenerational Travel

North of Milan and South of Switzerland, the quaint town of Chiavenna offers plenty for families including a palace that will leave the kids intrigued and have you catching your breath over and over again.

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When we were named National Geographic Travelers of the Year in 2012 it was like being handed an Oscar by George Clooney. With this news it feels like George came back and asked to be BFFs.

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The most "impressive" thing about our year away together as a family of four traveling the world isn't that we hit six continents and 29 countries. It's that we came back as a family, fully intact and with only a few scars of our "togetherness" to show for it. You know what I mean.

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To understand what it means to me to travel with my oldest and my mother to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort and spa for five days of "just us" time, you have to understand my mother.

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There are some key things you can do to make your next family road trip your best ever.

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The fine against this family irks me if only for the fact that at its core, a rule/law that suggests that a parent can't take their child out of school is an affront to my rights to parent.

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A good sleep can't be underestimated and when you're traveling with young children, making sure everyone is comfortable and happy can make a huge difference in how the rest of the day goes. Over the years we've gotten better at choosing where to stay and what to look out for. As you plan your next family adventure, here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind before you book your hotel.

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