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Milwaukee Celebrates 50th Festival Summerfest

Mar 26, 2017
If you’re looking for something to impress your teenagers - or plan a fun experience for yourself - consider being a part of the 50th Summerfest: The World’s Largest Music Festival in Milwaukee WI

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A Quick Spring Getaway to Aspen


Hotel Aspen
Hank and I went on short spring getaway to Aspen. Although only 12 miles as the bird-flies from where we live in Crested Butte, in the winter it takes about 4 hours to drive around the mountains. more
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Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance


Jim Grace, CEO of InsureMyTrip in the call center
. I know most families don’t think they need travel insurance, but it really can save the day — and lots of money as costs can run into six figures when someone must be evacuated in a medical emergency. And, as travel insurers note, that is as likely to happen at a Mexican resort as on a cruise ship in some exotic locale. 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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On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm


Bird and while lookouts on Le Boreal
On the first day of our A&K adventure cruise from Argentina to the Falklands, S. Georgia and Antarctica - 34 kids on board and a lot of enthusiasm for learning more
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Let’s Get Every Teen on a Train


A prominent member of the European Union Parliament is proposing that every 18-year-old receive a free trans-Europe train pass so they can get to know Europe better. We should do the same more
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Airlines under pressure to seat families together


Anyone who has flown with young kids in recent years knows it’s not uncommon to find that your preschooler has been assigned a seat half a plane away. All too often, parents are told it is up to them to ask someone to switch seats. more
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Advice for passengers stranded when the airline is at fault


This morning, Delta Airlines suffered a complete shutdown for nearly 6 hours because of a power outage in its computer systems at its principal hub in Atlanta more
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Good News: new law will require airlines to seat families together


Picture courtesy of Air New Zealand via TravelPulse.
New law will require airlines to seat any children aged 13 and younger “adjacent to the seat of an accompanying family member over the age of 13, more
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Tauck’s latest European river boat — extra space for families


MS Joy in Straubing Germany for christening
I’ve never seen a nicer bathroom onboard a river ship. It’s so spacious! It has a rain shower. And as the MS Joy boasts more suites and fewer guests than other similarly sized vessels, it is a good bet for families. more
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Truffle Hunting in Tuscany – Day 2 of Carnival Vista Med Cruise


Salvatore Cucchiara and Billy the truffle dog
We’re on a shore excursion in Tuscany off the Carnival Vista cruise ship, which is sailing the Mediterranean this summer. We’re with experienced truffle hunters Salvatore Cucchiara, a retired policeman, and his son Massimo more
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