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Many Options for Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

May 1, 2016
From a weekend getaway to a week-long vacation, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center fit into any Greater Williamsburg Virginia itinerary.

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New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




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On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution


Provisioning for first American cruise to Cuba
Eleven kids are making history, though they may not realize it. The kids are among the 700 passengers aboard Fathom’s Adonia, the first American ship to win approval to sail into Cuba from American shores in more than 50 years. (Fathom is the newest cruise brand of Carnival Corp). more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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5 THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR BAG WHILE TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN


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Traveling with kids is always a challenge. You have to pack not only your bag but also pack every essential little thing for your children as well. more
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Taking the Kids on a ship within a mega ship


Disney Dream at Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay
Many families who cruise look for the best deal — and this is “wave season” when cruise lines are offering upgrades, shipboard credits and discounts to encourage you to book for later in the year. more
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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016


The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit
Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did. more
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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets


Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt
Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that. more
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Berlin’s new dining scene – not wurst and kraut


Bee Sting cake dessert at La Soupe Populaire in Berlin
Berlin cuisine is a mixture of a lot of cultural styles—the Croco Blue bar has gained its own following for its portfolio of old and rare spirits. more
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When is paying premium economy worth it?


Lufthansa Lounge JFK
Is paying extra for premium economy worth the extra price? Sometimes, you get a lot for your buck; other times you wonder what you paid for. more
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On a cruise – options for dining vary on taste and budget


Steakhouse selection on Diamond Princess
Like other cruise lines, Princess offers specialty restaurants on board for which you pay an extra fee. Like on other cruise lines, the specialty restaurants offer an enhanced experience. more
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A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo


Room at Conrad Tokyo's Mizuki Spa
The Mizuki Spa at the Conrad Tokyo is the largest spa of its kind in Tokyo and boasts Tokyo’s only true Hinoki bath. Treatments are inspired by the moon and the water. more
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