Kim Foley MacKinnon

Articles by Kim Foley MacKinnon


Kim Foley MacKinnon is a Boston-based travel writer, guidebook author and mother of a 9-year-old daughter who likes to travel as much as she does. Her guidebooks are: Boston for Families (2004,, 101 Luxury Hotel Tips (2007,, A Parent's Guide to Boston (2002, Mars Publishing). Kim’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Global Traveler, Business Traveller, Parents, Italy and many other publications. She also is the Daily Candy Kids Boston editor.

Latest Articles by Kim Foley MacKinnon

Ask Arthur Frommer

A Travel Guide With a Conscience

Best Martha’s Vineyard Dining

Martha’s Vineyard by Bike

Best of the Beaches on Martha’s Vineyard

Top Things to Do on Martha’s Vineyard

Lodging at Its Finest on Martha’s Vineyard

Burning Rubber: Western Road Adventures

Get the Dish on Culinary Travel

Best Kid-Friendly Boston Hotels

Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Boston’s Best New, Renovated Hotels

5 Free Boston Attractions

Boston Travel Planning by Neighborhood

Top 10 Boston Pubs: Cheers!

Best Boston Museums and Institutions

Following Boston’s Freedom Trail

Best Boston Restaurants—Classic and New

Top 10 U.S. Boutique Shopping Destinations

New Orleans Guide Book Reviews

10 Top Natural History Museums

Las Vegas Guides and Ghosts

5 Free Las Vegas Attractions

Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

Top U.S. Holiday Teas

5 (Nearly) Free Bahamas Attractions

Top 10 Holiday Events for the Family

Ski Resort Guide Reviews for America and Europe

Ski and Save With Ski Packages for Families

5 Free Aspen Attractions

Discovering Disneyland From the Inside Out

Top 5 International Aquariums

5 Free Anaheim Attractions

Savvy Barcelona Guides for Hip Travelers

Top 10 Thanksgiving Parades

Salute the Troops of Present and Past

Top 5 Brewery Tours

Top U.S. Aquariums

Private Airport Lounge Passes

New York City Travel Guides

Feel Like Royalty on a Queen Mary 2 Cruise

Air Travel Tips for Children Flying Alone

Fall Pumpkin Festivals

Fun Family Factory Food Tours

Martha’s Vineyard Vacations in the Off-Season

Top 10 Italian Holiday Checklist

WaterFire Providence Festival

Safe Extreme Adventures for Families

Discover the Streets of San Francisco

Fall Means Whale Shark Season in Mexico

Children of the Corn

Families Hang Out While Hanging Ten

Kids Clubs of Maui

Affordable and Portable Private Tour Guides

Mother and Daughter Sailing Lessons

Guidebook Review: Discover the Florida Keys

London Guidebooks Review

Brazil’s Rio das Pedras Club Med Caters to Families

A Successful First-Time Family Cruise

Destinations of Champions

Family Weeks at Whimsical Winvian Resort

A Seattle Guidebook That Really Gets Kids

Walt Disney World & Orlando: Guidebook Guidance

Disney World for the Budget Conscious

Winnebago on the Water

Familotel: A European Hotel Chain That Puts Kids First

Tuscany Villa Rentals: Live Your Dreams

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