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Alaska

Alaska: Disconnect. Explore. Learn. Eat. Repeat

“You have to disconnect, there is no choice,” said Lucila. “That was one of my favorite things about this Alaska adventure cruise.” Lucila Lancaster, her husband Girish Nair and their two children Isabel (Izzy) 21, a senior at John Hopkins University studying neuroscience, and Sam, a 6’1” water polo playing 16-year-old, were planning their yearly […]

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Beyond Disney: Take Your Kids to the Florida Keys

Sure, we all love the Disney and Universal theme parks in Orlando, but there’s a world of fun just south of Orlando – a string of small islands in the southern tip of Florida known as the Keys. Forming a barrier between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, the year-round tropical climate from Key […]

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Puerto Vallarta: 10 Reasons It Should Be Your Next Family Vacation

  Who wouldn’t want to take their kids to a destination named “World’s Friendliest City” by Conde Nast Traveler and “Best Holiday Destination in Mexico” by USNews.com? Welcome to Puerto Vallarta. Nestled between the emerald green of the Pacific and the looming Sierra Madre Mountains is Puerto Vallarta, seducing visitors with its colorful culture, friendly locals, […]

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Five Family-Friendly Attractions in Houston, TX

  I must admit, I was a bit surprised. I’d never thought of Houston as a place for a family getaway. My first visit changed my opinion of the largest city in Texas due to the variety of attractions and activities to please every member of the family. Here are some of the best things to do […]

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Exploring Yucatan with Kids

When it comes to finding a family-friendly vacation spot that offers perfect weather, vibrant colonial cities, calm crystal-water beaches, important and fun cultural sites, and delicious local cuisine, few places can beat the Yucatán state of Mexico. Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán state, is a great base for exploring the region.  The city itself […]

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24 Hours on Culebra Puerto Rico: Family Fun on the Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret

“It’s invisible water!” exclaimed my 9-year-old son. I could see his point. Standing waist -deep in the crystal surf, the water below him looked more like it came out of a tap than the ocean. That’s what Flamenco Beach on the northwest coast of Culebra is like. Hailed in tourist brochures as one of the […]

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Barbados Family Travel: Best Things to Do

Barbados family travel was the best! Instead of staying at our usual venue of a hotel with amenities, we chose to stay at the New Haven Mansion —  a U-shaped collection of Spanish style apartments with lush gardens, overlooking a courtyard with pool.  Although the decor was a little bit tired, our very reasonably priced […]

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Unplugged and Underwater: Mother and Son Dive Curacao

  These days, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to finds ways to bond with her teenage son that don’t include X-Box, dirt bikes or soccer. Family vacations are a great time to reconnect, but in planning a family trip to Curacao, I had an epiphany. Why not ask my teenage son to join me […]

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