When did choosing the winter escape for your modern family get to be such a challenging proposition?

Seems there was a time when the ideal sunshine getaway was a simple triangulation of travel budget, holiday allocation and beckoning beach.   But with your family tree sprouting in new directions, training all those branches in a singular route to the sun poses a serious test to your role as head arborist.  Sure, the 17-year-old is content to toast on the beach and shop for eye-candy.  But the twins need concerted distraction from their electronic devices.  Aunt Allie and Uncle Vinny proudly tout their status as adventure junkies.  And while Grandma and Grandpa may chafe at the recent hits to their vigor, their vim remains staunchly undiminished. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 16/2013) READ MORE