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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel caters to kids with winter escape packages

Dec 22, 2014
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, in Sagres, Portugal, has two brand new packages that cater to families.

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All over ski country, kids are eating healthier on vacation


Christian Apetz, executive chef at 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, teaches ‘tween guests healthy recipes and cooking techniques with complimentary culinary classes each week
Forget mac and cheese, unless it is homemade with local cheese. Forget chili, unless it’s vegetarian or made with local grass-fed beef. The kids — and you — have your choice of free-range chicken, homemade soups, pizza baked in a wood-fired oven and quinoa salad, not to mention artisanal beers and spirits. more
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Families can spread out at hotels in Orlando


"Hakuna Matata" at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
These days, not only do we want more room to spread out (think two rooms, two bathrooms, two TVS) but we want the experience to be fun. And we don’t want it to cost a bundle either. Did I mention that Disney has just unrolled free Wi-Fi at all of its resorts? more
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Eileen offers tips on family vacations in Hawaii on Foxnews.com


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Eileen offers tips on family vacations in Hawaii on Foxnews.com more
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Spring fever is breaking out all over


Spring Training
None of us want to wait until summer for some fun in the sun. We all could use some rest and relaxation right about now, whether your family’s idea of vacation heaven is a bluebird sunny day on a ski slope, a blue-sky sunny day on a beach or a hiking trail. more
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NBC’s Today Travel — Healthier Eats for Kids on Vacation


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Eileen contributes to NBC's Today Travel about the trend toward providing kids healthier food on vacation. more
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Carnival needs to step up and restore the trust of traveling families


Aboard the Carnival Triumph-AFP Getty photo
Carnival really needs to work hard in the days ahead to restore trust. That should start with a public explanation of how this happened and how it intends to prevent a recurrence. But instead, Carnival has so far offered only to refund passengers the cost of their cruise, is busing them home and initially offered them $500 each. That seems to fall short. more
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Include a museum stop on your family’s Spring Break


Making critters at Boudin Bakery in SF
Wherever you are this winter or wherever you’re planning to go for spring break (check out our ideas for Spring Break 2013, take time to visit a museum exhibit that would especially interest your family. more
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The second Family Travel Conference in Dallas


Video from our second Family Travel Conference in Dallas last November. See you in Niagara Falls later this year... more
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Remembering Those Cozy Cannes Nights


Waterfront at Cannes
Jetlagged, hungry, and in need of a bed, we found our way to our hotel for the night -- Chateau de Goville--an old manor in the Norman countryside. I kept saying the château would be Downton Abbey-esque, but it wasn’t until we settled into our room and found a plaque on the wall stating that the Duchess of the Estate had lived (and died!) in this very room nearly seventy years ago that we really felt the chateau’s history. more
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It’s Okay Not to Take the Kids on every trip


Candelight dinner at Sandals Emerald Bay
When you are after an adult’s getaway, you don’t want a lot of kids around to either spoil your tranquility or make you feel guilty. If you wanted to be with kids, you would have brought your own. more
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