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10 Great Summer Family Road Trips with Kids

Ferry boat in the San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Summer is approaching, which means it’s high time to start planning—and booking—your summer trips. Our advice: Slow down and enjoy the journey by road-tripping to and through your favorite destinations. We’ve researched a number of family-friendly road trips around the country. Here, in no particular order, are our favorite 10.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

12 Great Travel Gifts to Show Mom You Care on Mother’s Day

Helicopter ride over the Statue of Liberty

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching — it’s May 10th this year — and for those who haven’t yet planned something special, there is still time. Instead of simply getting a gift or taking mom to dinner, think about treating her to a special experience you both can enjoy together. Here are our top picks for things to do with mom on Mother’s Day.

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May 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments

10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out on a “Frozen”-inspired adventure.

The onscreen kingdom of Arendelle might be fictional, but the icy wonderland was famously based on Norway, where the vast fjords, alpine villages and snowy peaks appear tailor-made for the big screen. It doesn’t even have to be snowing to enjoy the fairy-tale landscapes — fans can follow in the footsteps of Elsa, Anna and Sven all year-round. To help plan your itinerary, here are ten of the most beautiful Norway destinations that inspired “Frozen.”

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April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top 25 Family Friendly Activities Around the World: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including canopy tours and flight simulators, snorkeling tours and biking adventures, and even historical tours kids will actually enjoy! Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Best Family Friendly Things to Do Around the World!

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December 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Halloween Tours: Ghosts, Ghouls, & Haunted Histories

Who needs to hang out with the living, when you can go and visit the dead? With Halloween just around the corner, there is a fabulous and fascinating itinerary of ghosts and gravestones, haunted histories and underground vaults to be explored – from Memphis to the Orbs of Oahu, via Vegas, Rome, Venice, Stockholm and Boston.

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October 20, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel - Family Travel hotel tips

Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay. Our author—a mother of five!—spills her secrets.

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February 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Monterey and Carmel with Kids

Butch the elephant

A good family vacation offers something for everyone, even parents. Plenty of places claim to be family-friendly, but it takes more than just a kids menu for a spot to earn bragging rights. If you could create the perfect family getaway what would be on the wish list? Sunshine? Beaches? Some learning perfectly disguised as fun? Good food and wine? The good news is it’s all waiting for you in Monterey and Carmel.

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October 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Unforgettable Father’s Day Activities

Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef

As the years of ties and ball game tickets rack up, it’s time to get more creative and hands on. Chances are, dear old Dad is just looking for a chance to spend more time together. So why not focus on the experience, rather than the gift, and join Dad on the trip of his life.

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June 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best Places to Take Kids in Guatemala

Tikal

Guatemala might not be what comes to mind when you think of ‘travel with kids’, but this small Central American country actually has a lot to offer when it comes to family friendly travel. Guatemala’s rich history and culture, not to mention their varied terrain and climate, make this a destination for children that’s not only fun, but educational as well. Inexpensive, ample public transportation, and lots to see, make this an ideal stopping place for families who want a little more out of their next family vacation.

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May 17, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

Toy animals at the Toy Museum in Prague

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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