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Top Destinations In Hawaii Offer Summer 2015 Discounts

Jul 31, 2015
With new attractions, a recently rated top beach and discounts at the top hotels, now is the time for families to visit Hawaii.

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At Gleneagles, falconry is more than for the birds


Eileen and Margo at Gleneagles
Margo is a Harris Hawk at the British School of Falconry here on the grounds of the historic Gleneagles Hotel, the first in the country and extremely popular with kids. In fact, we had an audience as I was learning to hold Margo and let her fly. more
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Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly


Kids golfing at Gleneagles
Of course, Gleneagles is known for golf — it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses and it is where the 2014 Ryder Cup was played. But today, only 30 percent of guests play golf — and some of them may be kids taking lessons. more
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Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland – a foodie paradise


Chefs table at Gleneagles Deseo restaurant
What is vacation without good food and Gleneagles Hotel certainly delivers. It is home to Andrew Fairlie, chef of Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. But the other restaurants offer something special as well—maybe trying Scottish food for the first time. more
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Gleneagles: Famous for golf but beloved by UK and US families


Walking in the maze at Gleneagles
Gleneagles is known for golf—it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses but today, only 30 per cent of guests play golf and Gleneagles is a kid-friendly resort that draws families from the United Kingdom as well as the United States back year after year more
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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht


Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin
We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet. more
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A multi-gen foodie heaven at Ireland’s Ashford Castle


Porridge with a spash of Irish whiskey
The great food at Ashford Castle in Ireland is inspired by Lord Ardilaun, a scion of the Guinness family, who insisted on only the freshest and most varied of local produce, a tradition continued by new executive chef Philippe Farineau more
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Ireland’s Ashford Castle – beloved by American families


Ashford Castle
We are at Ireland’s School of Falconry—the oldest in the country—at Ashford Castle that dates back to 1228 on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland, and the River Cong, which is reputed to have the best salmon and trout fishing in Europe. more
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Touring London with a local journalist – curry anyone?


Lunch served at Tayab restaurant
Will Hide, a London journalist, jokes that locals say Chicken tikka masala should be Britain’s national dish. Indian food—especially “takeaway” is so popular. Vacations, of course, are a great time to try new cuisines and when in London, that means Indian food (actually mostly Bangladeshi). more
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Fans and their families love the Harry Potter Studio tour near London


The Hogwarts Express
The Warner Brothers Studio Tour where the Harry Potter films were made outside of London draws 6,000 visitors a day but is well worth the effort for families with Hogwarts fans. more
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Hotel VIP Lounges – great for families on extended vacations


VIP Lounge at JW Marriott Grosvenor House
It’s not that I need to be treated like a VIP. I just want to de-stress experience as much as possible—especially with kids. That means not having to wait to be served breakfast or a snack or paying through the nose for food the kids won’t eat. more
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