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New Guest on Alaska Princess Cruises

May 29, 2017
Bear sightings for Princess Cruises guests in Alaska are one of the most highly anticipated experiences during a cruise to the “Great Land.” This season all Princess guests can meet the new bear mascot on board named “Stanley.”

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Bringing out the inner child in Turks & Caicos

Hula hooping the night away
In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. more
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Learning immigrant history on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum is the place to learn about the history not only of this neighborhood, but of the pivotal role it has played in New York City’s immigrant history—and continues to play more
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Hoteliers like Kimpton take the stress out of family travel

Sir Francis Drake lobby bar
Kids—and parents--will like that every Kimpton hotel is different. None of their amenities cost the hotel much but they certainly will make a stay memorable—and less stressful—for families. more
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Hiking in the wildflowers and devouring oysters near Point Reyes CA

Hiking through wildflowers at Point Reyes
It’s all in the technique. That’s what we learn when we destroy two borrowed oyster knives at the Tomales Bay Oyster Farm north of San Francisco in Marin County. more
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World War II history comes alive for families visiting Normandy

Grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr at Omaha Beach cemetery
June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and many families, even if they can’t visit, will be thinking about grandfathers and great-grandfathers, sons, uncles and cousins who fought and died here. more
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Kids treated like VIPs at San Francisco hotel

Family Tradition-Turn Down at St. Regis SF
Everyone likes being treated like VIPS—especially a four year-old staying at the St. Regis San Francisco with her parents and younger sister more
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Six ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational family summer trip

Rafting the Green River with O.A.R.S.
Is grandma packed? There’s a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it’s to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there’s also a good chance they’re leading the way — and paying for, or for much of, the trip. more
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A Family Day in the Erzgebirge Mountains

Kohler wood crafts
In two hours, we were immersed in an alpine landscape that looked straight out of “The Sound of Music”. more
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Families making the most of Disney World with new technology

With the introduction of MyMagic+ to Walt Disney World Resort, guests are finding the key to unlocking all the magic is the MagicBand
Even the glitteriest magic wand won’t cut it at Walt Disney World these days. But wave a MagicBand and see what happens. more
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Disney unveiling bigger Fantasyland and Dwarfs’ Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Runaway Mine Train
Walt Disney World’s newest attraction—the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train—set to open May 28—is to become the centerpiece of the New Fantasyland area at the Magic Kingdom. more
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