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Star Wars at Sea: On A Cruise Line Far, Far Away (in 2018)

Feb 20, 2017
Star Wars at Sea returns to Disney Cruise Line with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April 2018.

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A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC

Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI

View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Ashore in Bar Harbor ME, Acadia National Park and St. John, New Brunswick

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem takes us to Bar Harbor ME, the beautiful Acadia National Park as well as St. John in New Brunswick, CA more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – History and Heroism Combine

Guide David Cunningham explains story of unknown child from Titanic buried in Halifax cemetery
Everyone knows about the Titanic, but few have heard about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed 2000 people. Here in Nova Scotia history, tragedy and a beautiful city combine for some incredible stories. more
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10 fall festivals for families

: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Fall is Family Time on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Puerto Vallarta beach scene
Fall is family time along Mexico's Pacific Coast whether you want to take a bike ride around town, practice your Spanish, head to a local festival or relax at an all-inclusive resort more
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Antarctica is at the top of the list for adventure travel

Zodiac excursion in Antarctica
An astounding 64 percent of Millennial families took an international vacation in the last year -- and Antarctica is at the top of most wish lists more
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Getting slimed at Nick Punta Cana Resort

SpongeBob greets guests at Nick Punta Cana
This upscale, all-inclusive 208-suite resort, a partnership of Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is the first all-inclusive to have been built as a themed resort from the ground up more
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Spa or Slime or Both? Last Day at Nick Punta Cana

Spa at Nick Punta Cana
The beautiful Vassa Spa at the new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has an 11-step “ritual hydrotherapy “program that comes with a spa treatment, complete with a “spa butler” more
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Are Kids’ Clubs passe? At Nick Punta Cana Families Relish Time Together

Families together at character breakfast at Nick Punta Cana
The just-opened Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana has a well-appointed kids’ club with cooking lessons, arts and crafts, a wide selection of toys, games (video and board games) and a slide that lands you in a pool of brightly colored plastic balls. But most of the families I’ve met have been keeping their kids with them. more
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