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Enjoy Community Campfire at SF Presidio Twilight

May 28, 2017
The Presidio is always great to check when you are in San Francisco, and Presidio Twilight is an event worth going to.

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Cruises & All-Inclusive

Gourmet food and emphasis on formal dining on Queen Mary 2


Pastry offerings on Queen Mary 2
Fifteen thousand meals a day, not counting snacks and High Tea! Twenty-five hundred guests and 1,250 crew have to be fed every day on Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2. more
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Cruising old-fashioned: An Atlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2


Ready to sail the Atlantic from Southhampton to New York
Welcome aboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 as she takes a week to sail the Atlantic from Southampton to New York. more
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Planning a family summer vacation – let the kids help figure it out


On the beaches of Cape Cod, MA
I’m sure the kids have lots of ideas, and they may not all involve theme parks. It’s a good idea to talk to the kids about what you’re thinking for a summer trip more
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Cruises for all generations – Carnival Corporation


Carnival Vista
Name one vacation that’s guaranteed to please everyone from the preschoolers to the moodiest teen to grandma. A cruise! Especially on a Carnival Corporation ship more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Keeping kids water safe on cruise ships over spring break


The first layer of protection is constant adult supervision, part of The Circle of Drowning Prevention, according to the American Red Cross
It’s easy — far too easy — to lose track of kids in a crowded pool, especially on a big cruise ship. Drownings happen silently in a matter of seconds. How to keep them safe. more
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March is spring break month – some last-minute ideas


Barbara Dane, Vietnam Protest, 1964, to be featured in On the Road to the Summer of Love on view at the California Historical Society beginning May 12, 2017
Who says spring break is just for college kids? Certainly not the families impatiently waiting in line at Orlando theme parks, but at least it’s not as hot as in midsummer! more
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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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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids


Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal
We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs. 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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