Whether toting an infant’s diaper bag or a teen’s music library, unpack only once while seeing the countryside aboard a river barge. Britain-based
GO BARGING just introduced family charters for its April to November season. Trolling the waterways of France, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, or England, families ship out in the company of a captain, cook, housekeeper, and activity counselors along with bikes for canal-side peddling. Get the whole boat, housing up to 12, from $11,500 a week, including meals and most shore excursions. (800) 394-8630,