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Great Tours for Greek Adventures

Jul 24, 2017
There are many great destinations that teach about modern life. Very few places can also teach you about ancient life, and Greece is one of these few places

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Record 44.2 million Americans expected to travel July 4 period

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, according to AAA more
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Crossing the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 arriving in New York City
Today, aboard the Queen Mary 2, there is a mural depicting the Cunard history of entertaining kids dating back to the mid-19th century more
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Traveling safely abroad: passports, security, paying attention

TSA Security Lines at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
These days, especially, it’s important to know what to do if your passport gets lost or stolen or if you need a passport in a hurry (say for a family emergency abroad or last-minute business trip that you can bring a child along). more
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Lectures, entertainment and fun for kids on Queen Mary 2

Lily and her dag kicking ball on Queen Mary 2
Cunard—and the flagship Queen Mary 2 —is famous for its guest lecturers on board and its planetarium. Some days, the tickets are gone before 9 a.m. for the afternoon shows more
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Cruising old-fashioned: An Atlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2

Ready to sail the Atlantic from Southhampton to New York
Welcome aboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 as she takes a week to sail the Atlantic from Southampton to New York. more
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Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London

Artist rendering of upgraded JFK Terminal 7
In expected the usual indifference of US carriers at JFK. Instead, the British Airways staff couldn’t have been nicer and I breezed through security. The gods must have been smiling on me because I got upgraded! more
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Can flying actually be fun? Yes, but more likely on a foreign carrier

Littlest Flight Attendant aboard
If you’re thinking you wouldn’t find these amenities on an American carrier, you are probably right. “In the United States, you don’t see a lot of airlines offering amenities for kids,” said Brian Sumers, who covers airlines and aviation for the travel industry website Skift. more
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Why do the major airlines like bullies?

Anyone who has flown in coach in recent years knows that from the moment you arrive at the airport departure curb there's an indifferent vibe from the ticket agents to the gate agents, to the flight crews, to the baggage carousels more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America

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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Amenities galore in the business and first lounges at Dubai Airport

KIds play area in Emirates Business Class lounge Dubai
Even after midnight the lounges are busy, as Dubai is a major gateway and global connection point. (There are appealing packages from Emirates for those who want to stop over for a day or two.) more
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