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Hotel Providence is Continuing Its Kid Spooky Tours

Oct 31, 2014
Now until December 1, Hotel Providence is offering tickets for the Providence Ghost Tour.

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Get out there and have some fun! See family friendly events happening all over the nation in our Calendar of Events.


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From Guest to Guide: Growing up in Adventure Travel!


On an Austin-Lehman Adventure
Guest blogger Kasey Austin writes that her "earliest memories go way back to Alaska, everything from ice fishing with my dad to spending time at a remote fly-in camp and hiking trails frequented by moose and other larger than life critters!" more
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The un-cruise: a sailing trip through the British Virgin Islands


Our entire crew on the Moorings cataraman Mary Morgan III
The best part: There is no one telling us what time we have to eat dinner or even where we are going next. Welcome to the alternative to mega cruise ships and fancy resorts. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | 3 Comments


INAUGURAL FAMILY TRAVEL CONFERENCE CONVENES IN NEW YORK FEB. 3-4


Family rafting on Yellowstone River
NEW YORK — The first Family Travel Conference, which convenes at the Omni Berkshire Hotel Feb. 3-4, underscores what parents, and some in the travel industry, have known for a long time: Family Travel is big business. Family travel now more »
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Last day in the BVI – to the new resort on Scrub Island


Pool view at Scrub Island Resort
“This is a place for adventures,” says General Manager Martin Smith, who says the key is organizing your stay—with the resort staff help. more
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A day of water sports (or not) at the Bitter End Yacht Club


Dan tries wind surfing at Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda
Snorkel, sail, windsurf or kayak? We’re at the Bitter End Yacht Club on the island of Virgin Gorda which has been a haven for sailors and yachters for years. more
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To Anegada: spectacular sailing and a famous spot for lobsters


Carribean lobster caught by free diver off Anegada BVI
This island—just 3 miles wide at its widest point—is famous for its lobsters that many fisherman here catch by free diving as deep as 60 feet. Sailors like us (we’ve been sailing around the BVI on a Moorings charter Catamaran) make the trip here for the lobsters as well as the spectacular wind-swept beaches. more
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Great job at Disney World, Mr. President, but next time take the kids!


President Obama speaks at Disney World
The President should be applauded for taking executive action to initiate these visa reforms, which should lead to more jobs in the United States. more
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Into the lap of luxury at Villa Aquamare on Virgin Gorda


Beach view from our villa at Aquamare on Virgin Gorda
The advantage here—besides the privacy and the chance to putter in the kitchen yourself—is that you aren’t paying $5 each time a child wants a virgin colada or $15 for the real thing. more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary | 1 Comment


A whirlwind tour of Hong Kong over the holidays


The ancient art of Tai Chi or shadow boxing
I can’t believe I’m here. Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbor watches as I try to follow William Ng, a 75-year-old Tai Chi master, as he introduces about 20 of us to the ancient art of Tai Chi or “shadow boxing." more
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Diving and learning fascinating history in the British Virgin Islands


diving | wreck diving | family travel
Today we are all diving as a family. The Wreck of the Rhone is just off Salt Island in two big pieces 60 to 80 feet down, but there are many smaller pieces. more
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