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Taking the Kids — And Myself to a Spa


The Spa Water Experience at Four Seasons Bora Bora.
My mom never took me to a spa -- I don't think she's ever been to one herself -- but I've taken my wilderness-loving daughters to spas from the Caribbean to Colorado, from Arizona to Austria more
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To Mexico Where You’ll Find Adventure, Culture, Beaches and Great Deals


Sitting cross-legged in the water, 60 feet underground in a Mexican cenote.
Whether you want adventures with your kids, want to learn about endangered sea turtles or if you simply want to hit the beach, there's no better time to visit Mexico. more
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On an ‘uncruise’ Alaskan sea adventure


Miles Max Eileen on ice field
Unlike the big cruise ships, we can take our time in Glacier Bay, which offers 3.3 million acres of glaciers that calve right in front of us more
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Grandparents and Kids Take on the Big Apple with Elderhostel


New York's Times Square.
Elderhostel is known for their affordable, educational programs for seniors. But what many don't realize is that there are 200 different grandparent-grandchild programs with almost 400 departures more
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Cheering on the humpback whales


Kayakers returning to the Sea Wolf
“HONK! HONK!” They are really whales—eight to 10 of them right in front of the boat alternately spewing water high in the air, honking and “fluking”—diving for food and showing us their magnificent tails. We watch them “blow” spewing water high into the air. It’s fun to watch them! more
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No better way to get the kids interested in nature


Xander with his halibut
There are seven kids aged 11 to 16-six of them boys -- in our group. And in Alaska, of course, we don’t let the rain stop us whether we’re kayaking to a glacier and ice caves, looking for bear on the beach or trying to track them as we bushwhack our way through old forest. more
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No TV, no internet, so what?


Skipping rocks through the ice field in Alaska
“If I had it I’d be on it but I’m not really missing it,” said 15 year old Jake Blacutt. Instead, they’re playing marathon games of slapjack and hearts, making origami, and with the grown-ups -- telephone charades. Seventeen year old Drew Redmond shows 13 year old Miles Singer card tricks. Eleven year old Charlotte doesn’t let the boys phase her. It is a lot easier, I think, for the kids to get to know one another without the distractions of TV, internet and video games. more
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Snap…crackle…BOOM! Kayaking among glaciers and ice bergs


Max Weinberg and Carole Gibson kayaking in Alaska
We are in the middle of Glacier Bay, paddling through the ice -- big icebergs, little icebergs. One looks like an alligator. “I thought they were cool -- they were so little on top and, oh wow -- they were huge underneath,” said 14-year-old Xander Majercik. more
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Sailing Around the Tahitian Islands


Turo feeding fish in the Coral Garden
Tahiti is closer than many think -- just a little over seven hours from Los Angeles, about two hours farther than Hawaii -- and Air Tahiti Nui is encouraging more families to visit with kids-fly-free offers and discounted hotel rates. more
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Learning how to kayak among ice bergs


Kimber Owen teaches kayaking on the Sea Wolf
“Our aim is to keep your wilderness experience from being impacted by the cruise ships,” says Kimber Owen, who found her way to her boat and Alaska from a Texas horse farm after she was widowed in her early forties. “It was too sad to stay,” she explained. more
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