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New Cruise Times Added To Visit The Statue of Liberty in New York City

Jul 4, 2015
Statue Cruises has added additional departures to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island to accommodate the expanded summer hours

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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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Day Two – a tour around the all-inclusives of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Meeting the Flintstones at the Melia resort in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is known for its galleries and its food but it is probably known more as a cruise ship stop and for those visiting the all-inclusive resorts. more
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Three days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Day One taco tour!


On the Taco Tour in Puerto Vallarta
We’re in Puerto Vallarta, which is increasingly known for its food and happens to have some 500 taco stands open into the early hours of the night—each one with a specialty that locals come to savor. Every ingredient comes from within a 20 mile radius. more
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Taking the Kids? What’s your souvenir strategy?


World of Disney souvenir shop
Just as you should plan your itinerary and have a “what if” talk if the kids (or you) get lost, you need to have a souvenir strategy before the trip even starts. You don’t want to bust the vacation budget on something like a $40 sweatshirt, or a toy that will be forgotten the next day. more
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Two worlds for kids and adults in one resort on St. Lucia


Rescued animals at Coconut Bay
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia offers Splash, a wing where the kids club is housed and visitors delight in being young and taking part in family-friendly activities and Harmony, Coconut Bay’s adults-only wing. more
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Taking the Kids annual family cruise guide


AquaDuck Water Coaster on the Disney Dream
For family vacations or family reunions, or just to get away, cruising is increasingly popular for all generations. Whether you choose the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far-flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic, you’ll find all-inclusive deals and the advantage of packing and unpacking just once. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2015 more
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To Jumby Bay, Antigua: A unique all-inclusive resort in the


Tubing at Jumby Bay
Many families have a special vacation spot — a snow sports resort, a lake where the kids caught their first fish, a beach where they build giant sand castles. Jumby Bay is one of them. 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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