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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




Beach Vacations

Finding the value at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico


Making tortillas on the plaza at Azul The Fives
The family had chosen Azul Beach Resort the Fives, a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience, just outside of Playa del Carmen, for their getaway, because it seemed to offer all they needed. more
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Families have most everything at the Azul Beach Resort on Rivieria Maya


Bubbles Swim Up Bar at Azul Beach Resort
Welcome to Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya by Karisma, just 20 minutes from Cancun Airport and just 148 recently renovated rooms with everything, including SpongeBob SquarePants more
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Azul The Fives – An all-inclusive with practically everything


Making tortillas on the plaza at Azul The Fives
The smiling woman is making them with fresh corn tortillas in the heart of the plaza. But we’re not in Playa del Carmen’s famous pedestrian Fifth Avenue. We’re just outside Playa del Carmen at Azul Beach Resort The Fives Plaza more
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Day One on the Riviera Maya – Suites for big family groups at Generations by Karisma


Family Swim-Up Suite at Generations Riviera Maya
Welcome to the 144-suite Generations, a Karisma resort about 40 minutes from Cancun. Did I mention grandparents can get a one bedroom unit free this year with a two-bedroom unit for their family? Nice too! more
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Bites of Nassau: A Bahamian Food Tour That Goes Way Beyond the Beach


Fish Shack
As pleased as our palates were at Atlantis, we weren’t about to miss the opportunity to sample bona fide Bahamian cuisine. more
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Terranea, A Southern California Resort Respite


Terranea Resort - Resort Pool
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is a rambling resort on 102 acres of land, pristine and brimming with flora and fauna more
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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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Finding the Elixir of Life on Amelia Island FL


Inside The Sprouting Project at the Omni Plantation Resort
At the TMS Family Travel conference held on Amelia Island Nov. 10-12, I experienced how one man’s passion for the culinary arts can convey an aura of wellness over an entire resort more
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How they make it all happen in Clearwater FL


Kids playing pirates at attraction on Clearwater Beach
Lisa Chandler wants everyone to love Clearwater Beach “by far the most family oriented beach in the state of Florida,” more
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Plenty of options for lodging in Clearwater FL


Supermoon over Clearwater FL on Nov 13 2016
Just before sunset at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater, kids are in the pool on the eighth floor while parents are nearby nursing a cocktail. The beach is spread out below us. more
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