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Nutritious Meals for the Kids at Westin Hotels

Aug 22, 2014
Westin Hotels launched a new kid-tested menu that offers the younger hotel guests the option for nutritious dishes. The Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids is dishing out meals like Build Your Own Salmon Nicoise Salad and energizing juices and smoothies to nourish your child’s growing body.

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Flying home upgraded – when international travel is a pleasure


Disney guide Torgeir and Kira with 6-year-old Sara Sophia on ride to Oslo
It’s our lucky day! We’ve gotten upgraded to Club World on British Airways. We're not sure how it happened but we're not complaining. more
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Speed museum-seeing in Oslo with the OsloPASS


Travel Educates - at Nobel Museum in Oslo
We were in Oslo at the end of an Adventures by Disney trip to Norway, and thanks to the Oslo Pass that provides admission to more than 30 museums and free public transport (including the ferry to the Viking Museum), we were able to hit four museums in about six available hours. more
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At the Hotel Union (and spa) in Geiranger, Norway


Hotel Union overlooking Geiranger Norway
I like that they love kids—there is a great indoor splash play area with a view of the fjords. Parents can relax while the kids play. more
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Day five in Norway — trout fishing and glacier gazing


Sara Sofia (far right) pulling fish out of a net in Norway
Fresh trout for lunch? Of course you have to catch them first. And drive two and a half hours on roads with hairpin turns, the fog so thick at times you can barely see in front of you. Good thing I’m not driving! more
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Riding the roads in Norway’s Western Fjord region


Borgund Stave Church dates to 1180
A day on road with a new Adventures by Disney tour, passing a lot of the sites that inspired the hit movie Frozen —the fjords, the glaciers, the small villages and of course Norway’s famous Stave Churches more
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A weeklong tour of Norway’s “Frozen” country with Adventures by Disney


Historic Bergen - inspiration for movie Frozen
I couldn’t have asked for better after arriving in Bergen, Norway this morning to join a new Adventures by Disney tour of this beautiful but sparsely populated country. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


Kids guides
The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Infographic: Travel Advice from your kids


TRAVEL ADVICE FROM YOUR KIDS
10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations. more
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What price will you pay for your child’s safety?


Montana plane crash 2009
This week there was news of more incidents in which air turbulence injured passengers -- and one case sent a baby flying through the cabin (very luckily uninjured). The FAA and the airlines need to act -- and parents need to ask themselves again: Is your small child's safety worth not paying for the extra seat? more
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Two new ways families can take the stress out of flying


With Global Entry all you need is your passport and fingerprint to zip through customs
Want to get whisked through security? It may be too late for Thanksgiving, but if you are flying for Christmas, you’ve got time to sign up for Global Entry, the trusted traveler network that allows you to make your way quickly through special lines and customs by using automated kiosks at 97 domestic airports through the TSA Pre-check Program. more
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