As author of New England Seacoast Adventures, Steve Jermanok strolled the entire northeastern coastline to find the finest beaches to suntan, swim, surf, and sea kayak. He's also toured much of America's Atlantic shoreline, writing destination pieces for The Away Network, Boston Magazine (contributing editor), The Boston Globe, Budget Travel, Health, Forbes Life, Men's Journal, Outside, Robb Report, Town & Country, and Yankee Magazine. Jermanok lives in Boston with his wife and two children, Jake and Melanie.
Steve Jermanok's Articles
Family Travel Survival Guide: Costa Rica
Taking the kids to Central America can be daunting, especially if you're a first-timer. Here, one of our family-travel experts shares a survival blueprint for traveling to Costa Rica with the little ones in tow.
Top Ten Budget Beach Vacations
The best beach vacation destinations that won't stretch your wallet.
Top Ten Family Vacations in the Caribbean and Central America
Our family-travel expert Steve Jermanok scours the Caribbean and Central America and delivers his list of the best family-friendly locales in the region.
A Family Affair: Vacationing in Acadia National Park
Maine's Acadia National Park invites even the littlest members of your crew to experience the great outdoors. Here's our guide for a seamless family trip to this accessible East Coast wilderness.
San Jose Snapshot
San Jose When to Go
Tahiti When to Go
Newport When to Go
Burlington When to Go
Buenos Aires When to Go
Buenos Aires Snapshot
Montreal When to Go
Stowe When to Go
Milwaukee When to Go
Lake George When to Go
Lake George Snapshot
Grand Turk Snapshot
Grand Turk When to Go
Bora Bora Snapshot
Banff National Park Snapshot
Banff National Park When to Go
Vancouver When to Go
Jasper National Park When to Go
Bora Bora When to Go
Calgary When to Go
Jasper National Park Snapshot
Cape Cod When to Go
Cape Cod Snapshot
Boston When to Go
Top Ten Day Hikes in New England
Top Ten Day Hikes in the Southwest
Top Ten Long-Distance Hiking and Biking Trails
Load up your backpack for a day, weekend, week, or longer. On these lengthy hiking and biking trails, you can really go the distance.
Top Ten Adventures on a Shoestring
Get big fun without spending big bucks by using local outfitters. It's better for your bottom line, and it helps the economy of the destination you're visiting.
Top Ten American Family Adventures
Adventure need not stop now that kids are in tow. With a slight change in activities and destination, your adventurous side can continue on as always, except now you'll sport a car-seat and an extra suitcase.
Top Ten Eco-Resorts in North America, Caribbean, and Central America
Live the good life while doing right by the environment and by your wallet at these ten not-too-far-from-home eco-resorts.
Family Vacations to Costa Rica
Family Vacations to La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Family Vacations to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Family Vacations to Monteverde National Park, Costa Rica
Family Vacations to Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Born Free, Again
As the safari industry follows the global trend to go green, one company has been leading the charge toward sustainable tourism in Africa for more than 40 years. Hopefully, other outfitters will follow in their footprints.
Get Your Family Hooked on the Vineyard
Madras shorts and yacht clubs aside, Martha's Vineyard's got plenty of opportunities for the whole family to explore, play, eat, and relax. Our family expert Steve Jermanok should know—he brings his family back every year.
Family Travel Survival Guide: New York City
To the uninitiated, the Big Apple can seem so well, big. Let our travel expert show you how to successfully tackle the greatest city in the worldwithout losing your sanity.
Top Ten Active Beach Vacations
From biking to kayaking, horseback riding to swimming, snorkeling to hiking, these beach destinations will keep your heart racing on your next vacation.
Top Ten Family Vacation Spots in North America and Mexico
Our family-travel expert Steve Jermanok hones in on his favorite places to vacation with the entire brood.
A Natural State of Bliss
Thirteen family members from three generations meet up in Ocho Rios for a memorable vacation.
Vancouver au Natural
This multicultural destination offers a mix of city adventures and natural spaces to explore with your family.
December Family Travel Guide
November Family Travel Guide
October Family Travel Guide
Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea
Pack up the family and head to Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park for a vacation filled with hiking, snorkeling, viewing wildlife, and flying through the forest on a zipline.
September Family Travel Guide
August Family Travel Guide
July Family Travel Guide
June Family Travel Guide
May Family Travel Guide
April Family Travel Guide
March Family Travel Guide
February Family Travel Guide
January Family Travel Guide
Have Tent, Will Travel
The insider's guide to 11 kid-perfect New England campsites
Life's a Beach
New England's best family beaches
Summer on the Slopes
Park City may be known as a top skiing destination, but the chairlifts still have lines long after the snow melts (shorter ones, though). A wealth of activities draw visitors during the summer months, one of the most popular being mountain biking. Our expert offers advice on trails for the brave and not-so-brave adventurers out there.
Michigan, The Great Lake Escape
This tour along the closest thing North America's got to an inland ocean leads to placid shores, self-propelled water exploration, giant sand dunes, and the end of are-we-there-yet wining.
Vermont's Light Show
Take your family into quintessential New England autumn by leaving the main roads to the hoards and heading out of your vehicle and into the Vermont backwoods.
Wildlife and Wild Sights in South Dakota
The unfettered wilderness of South Dakota ushers forth a road warrior's world of wicked-looking parks, American icons, herds of bison, and more than one opportunity to indulge your inner cowboy. Giddy up!
New York Beyond Manhattan
NYC's five boroughs may grab more than its share of the spotlight, but consider that a blessing as you and your brood leave the urban chaos behind for a healthy dose of outdoor hedonism.
A Shore Thing in Maine
Up and down and all around quintessential New England's rugged, honeycombed coastline will lead you and your family to windjammers, banner national parks, and more lobster than your entire brood could eat in a lifetime.
Winter Family Fun in Park City
Five Great Family Escapes
100-Mile Wilderness Trail, Maine
The Insider's Guide to Family Camping
Don't be daunted by the logistics of leading the young 'uns into the woods! Our expert guides you through a step-by-step program to get you outdoors as one big happy family.
Top Ten Boston Getaways
Mount Deserted Island
Acadia in Springtime