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Hotel Regina in Paris Opens Dedicated Family Suites

Aug 3, 2015
The historic five-star Hotel Regina, located in Paris, France has just completed a two-year, 17 million Euro renovation to all of its 99 rooms and suites and upgrades to public space and restaurants.

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Cruise shore excursions: go with a group or on your own?


Or you might see a cute border collie as we did on the Isle of Mull
When you take a cruise, you can opt for a shore excursion offered by the cruise line, or you can take your own, often booking local guides. more
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At Scotland’s Fort George: a youth bagpipe band outperforms


One of the youngest band members
Tour buses took us to Fort George, where the Inverness Youth Band with 30-plus members --drummers as young as nine and led by adults are “Beating Retreat,” performing a traditional military ceremony 16th Century England. more
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The Miracle of Camp 60 – in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland


The Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands
In the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, our cruise excursion takes us to an unexpected place: The Italian Chapel at a former POW camp, also known as The Miracle of Camp 60. more
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At sea with Windstar – connecting families and generations


Forward deck and bridge of Windstar Star Legend
Of the 204 passengers, there are 117 who have sailed Windstar, some as many as 11 times. While you may think of this as a cruise line for adults, I’ve been thinking of this as a way for grown and mostly grown kids to connect with parents and grandparents, sharing new experiences. more
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Finding a hidden gem of a restaurant on a remote road in Scotland


Shirley Spears at her Three Chimneys Inn on Isle of Skye
Three Chimneys Restaurant and six-room inn is on an out of the way stretch of road on the Isle of Skye where you brake for sheep crossing the road and the fish you eat for lunch might have been caught that morning, the lettuce just harvested. more
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Learning about the origins of the Titantic in Belfast, Northern Ireland


Artwork at the Titantic Experience in Belfast
We are on day two of our cruise aboard the Windstar yacht Star Legend – the Gaelic Explorers tour. We’ve anchored in Portrush and taken an excursion bus for the one-hour trip to Belfast to learn about the building of the Titantic. more
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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht


Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin
We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet. more
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21 ways to show your Dad some love on summer vacation!


Families in nature
As Father’s Day coincides with the start of the summer vacation season, I figured there’s no better time to offer some suggestions to up dad’s fun quotient on vacation, which is a much better idea than yet another Father’s Day tie, or an IOU, accompanied by a charming kid’s drawing. more
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Why families love all-inclusives, even when they didn’t think they would


Generations Riviera Maya
In Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusives account for 80 percent of the hotels and they are especially popular with families in Mexico and the Caribbean. They’re certainly upping their game to appeal to families. more
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Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Dolphin show at Aquaventuras in Puerto Vallarta
There are dolphin discovery programs run by this company all over the Caribbean but this park is different because for the same price (a little over $100) there is a challenge course, water slides, a water play area for younger kids, even a zipline over the slides). more
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