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New Guidebook Features Unique Accessible Properties for Wheel

May 29, 2015
A new guidebook called Resting Easy in the US; Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by travel expert Candy B. Harrington features over 90 properties across the US.

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Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year


Hogsmeade
The shop windows are full of surprises, like the self-knitting needles. There’s the towering dragon that breathes fire, the Escape from Gringotts ride through the Gringotts vaults and the chance to chat up the Knight Bus conductor and the shrunken head hanging from the rearview mirror more
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How families can benefit from getting off the tourist track in Mexico


Sunset in San Blas
Yes, there has been a recent State Department warning about travel to Mexico. But here in what is a tourist destination — albeit one less busy than Cancun or Puerto Vallarta, we certainly feel safe amid vacationing Mexican families. more
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The food scene in Orlando has changed – for the better!


PB&J Sushi at Cowfish
The food scene has changed dramatically in Orlando, especially for kids. PB&J sushi anyone? more
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Too much fun at the theme park resorts in Orlando


Water fun at the Four Seasons Orlando
“We hear all the time that guests are cutting down on their time at the parks to enjoy the resort,” said Four Seasons Orlando Resort Manager Ben Shank, noting there are five acres for fun and games. 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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A memorable feast of mangrove-grilled Snapper – last day in Mexico


Giovanni Arredondo with two freshly caught snappers
Giovanni Arredondo holds up two huge Pargos—a kind of snapper—that had just been caught this morning, more than enough to feed the 10 of us. more
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Family vacation IOU: a Mother’s Day gift guaranteed to please


On a Road Scholar intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren in Wyoming
This Mother’s Day, give the moms in your life something they will really appreciate. My friend, Nancy Schretter, managing editor of Family Travel Network calls it “Me Time for Moms with a Bow.” more
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A bird-watchers paradise on Mexico’s Pacific Coast


A pair of Blue-Footed Boobies spotted near San Blas
People come to San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit from all over the world to see birds—as well as to surf the famous breaks. We are in a boat, mangroves on either side in La Tovara National Park more
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On the Riviera Nayarit along Mexico’s Pacific Coast


At the Iberostar Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
At the Iberostar Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico they feel they’ve gotten as close to family vacation nirvana as they could possibly get. “We’ve never had free room service,” joked Troy Nathan. 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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