Spotlighting popular, family-friendly attractions in major U.S. destinations.

The Tower of London and high tea, round two

5:28 am Jun. 19, 2015

One of the places I knew we needed to visit when planning our trip was the Tower of London, primarily because I had heard the Crown Jewels were a can’t miss.

The Crown Jewels exhibit features pieces

Animal attacks and a beachside getaway from London

4:57 am Jun. 18, 2015

If you visit Brighton, beware of seagulls.

We traveled to this beach town, with its turquoise waves and rocky, skipping-stone shore, for an overnight getaway from London earlier this week.

As we strolled down Brighton Pier — think

The meaning of time in Greenwich

5:00 am Jun. 16, 2015

You’ve probably heard of Greenwich Mean Time. But if you’re like me, you might not have known its exact definition. When we decided to head to Greenwich, located in South London and suggested by reader Lory,

The Republic of Texas in London

4:18 am Jun. 12, 2015

I am standing in the middle of London looking at the Republic of Texas.

Near No. 4 St. James Street at Pickering Place, there’s a plaque marking the building where the Texas embassy once stood. It reads,

From Harry Potter to Willy Wonka in London

3:52 am Jun. 11, 2015

One of the things that topped our list when visiting London was making a trek to “The Making of Harry Potter” Warner Bros. Studio Tour, which is actually about an hour outside of the city

London: High tea and things for free

7:12 pm Jun. 8, 2015

Hello from across the pond!

A few weeks ago, I asked readers to write in with suggestions of things I should do during my upcoming trip to London and Paris. I received dozens of wonderful ideas that I