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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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On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do


Thomas (aka "Duncan") carefully dissects his squid
This morning, as the Southern Ocean rocks the boat with waves 10 or more feet high, the kids have gathered in a corner of the sixth floor restaurant to dissect a squid. more
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Who Knew? A Trip to the Fire Station in the Falkland Islands


Kids from A&K cruise at Falkland Islands Fire House
The fire trucks pull up to our ship Le Boreal in the Falkland Islands, sirens blazing and lights flashing. But there was no emergency. more
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It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow


If you’re headed for the slopes this winter, look for kids’-free deals
Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket more
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Six LA museums guaranteed to wow families and kids


Jeff Koons’ famous giant Balloon Dog at the Broad
But this wasn’t a big holiday sale. People were waiting for the chance to get free tickets to The Broad, Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum. more
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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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Ushering in the holidays with cool light displays


Beggars, part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
For a lot of us, heading to holiday light displays has become as big a Thanksgiving weekend tradition as football and pumpkin pie. more
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A Mother-Daughter Yoga Retreat To Kripalu in the Berkshires


Yoga Class at Kirpalu
Kripalu, a wellness retreat in the beautiful Berkshires, offers guests a flexible program with the opportunity to practice as much or as little yoga as desired. more
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Finding the Elixir of Life on Amelia Island FL


Inside The Sprouting Project at the Omni Plantation Resort
At the TMS Family Travel conference held on Amelia Island Nov. 10-12, I experienced how one man’s passion for the culinary arts can convey an aura of wellness over an entire resort more
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How they make it all happen in Clearwater FL


Kids playing pirates at attraction on Clearwater Beach
Lisa Chandler wants everyone to love Clearwater Beach “by far the most family oriented beach in the state of Florida,” more
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Plenty of options for lodging in Clearwater FL


Supermoon over Clearwater FL on Nov 13 2016
Just before sunset at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater, kids are in the pool on the eighth floor while parents are nearby nursing a cocktail. The beach is spread out below us. more
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