A Guide to Kid-Friendly Tokyo

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her guide to kid-friendly Tokyo, Japan.

Twitter Chat: How Travel Transforms Us

What would you do with one more day off? Join National Geographic’s resident family travel guru Heather Greenwood Davis (@greenwooddavis) for our monthly Twitter chat next Wednesday, July 15.

River Cruising With Kids: Three Reasons to Go

A river ship doesn’t have the climbing walls, play zones, or indoor skydiving activities that filigree ocean-going ships, which isn’t surprising, given that the median age on a river cruise ship is 55. So what was my young daughter doing sailing the Rhine one recent spring afternoon? Playing shuffleboard on the sun deck. And having a great time.

In Praise of the Imperfect Photograph

We take photography for granted now. We snap away on our cellphones and sort through them by the dozens, deleting the ones that aren’t worthy of a 16×9 canvas. We filter, crop, and manipulate, but in doing so it occurs to me that we are losing something.

Great Family Trips: Mammoth Lakes

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this California itinerary is all relative.

Touring Europe by Motor Home

Heather Greenwood Davis is “National Geographic Traveler” magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Family-Friendly America: 8 Places to Add to Your List

Each spring, thousands of bloggers and entrepreneurs flock to the Mom 2.0 Summit for a weekend of workshops and networking. This year, I joined in on the fun to see what this travel-savvy group had to recommend when it came to outstanding kid-friendly destinations in the United States. Here are eight places all across America to consider adding to your family-travel bucket list.

Great Family Trips: Paris

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Parisian itinerary is all relative.

Great Family Trips: Pompeii, Italy

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Italian itinerary is all relative.

Great Family Trips: New Orleans

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Southern itinerary is all relative.

Family Time: 5 Cool Places to Sleep

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. No matter who you’re traveling with, here are five intriguing and unusual places to lay your head that are bound to please everyone in your brood.

Great Family Trips: South Dakota

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Great Plains itinerary is all relative.