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New Entertainment to Set Sail on Norwegian Epic Cruise in 2015

Feb 1, 2015
Norwegian Cruise line announced that Norwegian Epic, an award winning ship based in Barcelona Spain has a new entertainment line-up for 2015.

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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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Beach Vacations

Pack the family and check the cold bleak winter at the gate


The Pitons of St. Lucia seen from boat
The tropical weather and scenery, and numerous beaches are the perfect backdrop for Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. more
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Not just any sandy beach, Jumby Ban is a private island family paradise


Staff serving snacks and drinks at Jumby Bay
Karin Allyn is celebrating a birthday on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach under a thatched umbrella with her children and grandchildren. But not just any beach—she’s at Jumby Bay more
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Fish fit for a king, or a snorkeler, at Jumby Bay, Antigua


Roast pig served up at beach BBQ dinner at Jumby Bay
We’re at Jumby Bay on its own island just off the coast of Antigua--an all inclusive where the food isn’t like any other all inclusive I’ve seen—of course this is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean. more
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A friends getaway to Jumby Bay, Antigua; an upscale all-inclusive resort


View from our villa at Jumby Bay
Here on a pre-holiday annual getaway with my three oldest friends, I’m glad to be ensconced in this villa within the upscale all inclusive more
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A Sunday brunch to die for at the famed Hotel del Coronado in San Diego


Seafood bar at famed Hotel del Coronado Sunday brunch
At the Hotel del Coronado’s famed Sunday Brunch there are over 100 items to choose from—freshly made ceviche and crab legs, calamari salad, fresh oysters and smoked salmon, trout, prime rib, ham and smoked turkey carved in front of us. That's just to start! more
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Discovering the beauty, charm and eco-friendliness of Nicaragua


Melanie on horseback ride on overlook of Morgans Rock
The San Francisco family was inspired to come to Nicaragua by friends who had visited with their kids, they said, and didn’t want to spend all their time on the beach — as gorgeous as it is more
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A high schooler leaves his comfort zone to help others in Costa Rica


Luis learning to surf
Luis Cruz had never traveled far from home. This summer he got the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with a group that sponsors community service trips. This is his diary of the trip. more
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Take the Kids to San Diego in October — they’re free!


Downtown USS Midway
There’s no better time to visit San Diego than October when kids are free all over town — from the zoo to harbor cruises, LEGOLAND California in nearby Carlsbad, nearly 40 museums, restaurants and activities from surf lessons to speedboat rides to golf and even fishing. more
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When the kids aren’t in school yet this fall, get out and play


Curious George Goes to Town at the Kidzone area at Universal Studios Florida
For once, be glad you’re toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. more
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A Family Friendly Guide to The Florida Keys


The beach homes at Tranquility Bay feel like you're walking down a quiet cottage lane
Riding down the highway towards the Florida Keys, I caught a glimpse of aqua marine colored medians, and even they began to soothe my stressed soul. more
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