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Bike with a Chef from Grand Hotel in Minneapolis

May 22, 2015
The Grand Hotel in Minneapolis is offering guests a new experience through September 30, 2015 every Sunday morning. This 5 mile bike ride throughout the city

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DREAM BIG CONTEST: Park City, Utah for Year-Round Family Fun


Park City Mountain Resort's senic alpine slide
There's much more to do in Park City, Utah, than just ski. The city offers year-round family fun for all ages and interests. Now you can win a DREAM BIG VACATION to Park City. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging | 43 Comments


To the Caribbean and savings in summer


The Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda in the BVI
Come here in summer and you may be able to afford to vacation like the 1 percenters. Like everywhere in the Caribbean, you can save significant bucks on airfare, as well as lodging. more
Beach Vacations, Cruises & All-Inclusive, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Weekly Column | comments


Flying this summer? Get smart before you go


airplane cabin
Millions of children will be flying this summer. As we head into the summer vacation season, let’s all try to be nicer to our fellow passengers whatever their ages. Here are some tips for traveling parents to de-stress the experience. more
Eileen's Blog, Families & Groups, Getting There | 1 Comment


Five ‘uncruise’ vacations you may not have thought of


Our houseboating adventure on Lake Powell in 2004
Not to say big cruise ships aren’t a lot of fun—they are!—and often a good deal. But if you are looking for NEW ways to reconnect with your kids and with nature around water this summer, here's how. more
Cruises & All-Inclusive, Parks & Outdoors, Weekly Column | comments


In Virginia, a Tattoo is not what you might think


Cello player at Virginia Arts Festival
Traditionally a tattoo is a ceremonial military performance. The Virginia Arts Festival’s International Tattoo is a huge tribute to this tradition. more
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Half million more of us will vacation this summer


Road trip art
Memorial Day official kicks off summer vacation season and AAA says 34.8 million of us will be traveling—up 500,000 from last year. We’re not letting gas prices keep us home and most of us—almost nine out of 10 holiday travelers—will drive. more
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We have a winner of the Universal Orlando contest


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Congratulations to Mary Cummings and her family, winner of our Dream Family Vacation at Universal Orlando Resort contest - more
Destinations, Travel Topics | 1 Comment


Healthy food is part of the kids’ adventure at some hotels


Chateau Laurier Healthy Kid’s Menu with chefs
Finally, it appears, the hotel industry is paying attention to what traveling families have long been saying: Make kids’ menus healthier; give kids more choices! more
Families & Groups, Lodging, Weekly Column | 3 Comments


The Wild Side of Puerto Rico: Extreme Sports for Exploring Extreme Terrain


Snuba in Puerto Rico
‘Snuba’ is not a typo, it’s one of the fastest growing aquatic activities that combines the best of snorkeling and scuba diving and allows you to explore coral reefs in the depths of the tropical seas without getting scuba diving certified. more
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Orlando treats you like a VIP


Universal Orlando's new Superstar Parade attraction opened May 8
Who doesn’t want to be treated like a VIP on vacation? We all do, of course, cutting lines, getting pampered, seeing what most tourists don’t. Orlando offers plenty of VIP options for the entire family—assuming you’re willing to pay extra for the privilege, of course. more
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