Hotel Swan and Teddy Bear

29 Things We Love in a Hotel Room

As a traveling family, we've stayed in a lot of hotels. Some of them one star, some five star, but most in between. While we expect a lot of differences between a five and one star hotel, it's often surprising how much difference there can be between hotels in the same class. What are some of the little things that we scan for in hotel reviews that can make the difference between an ordinary stay and a great stay. Find out...
Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens Hostel Nice France Family Hostel Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing A Great Family Hostel

Hostels have a reputation for being party places filled with 20 year old students, grungy shared bathrooms and crowded dorms. But things have changed. Some hostels now rival nice hotels for amenities and cleanliness, and many have private rooms and bathrooms for couples and families. We mostly stay in rental apartments when we travel, as we can get great long term rates and a place to cook (almost a necessity when you travel with two kids under eight!). We've found that hostels are a great alternative to hotels when ...